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Old Trader is a 63 year old private investor, managing a retirement portfolio constructed to a) generate a high current yield, b) preserve capital, and c) increase capital. His methodology involves taking a "top down" macro view to identify favorable trends, and then engage in... More
  • Good to be back.... 5 comments
    Oct 18, 2009 4:41 PM
    After the denial of service attacks of last week, I STILL wasn't able to access SA. In fact, it wasn't until after I contacted Abbey Carmel, was I even certain that it was a site problem. Not being especially computer savvy, I thought it might be a tech glitch on my end, but upon contacting her, she informed they were under attack, and their tech people were working on the problem.

    Several more days went by, and I still wasn't able to access the site. I'd get my various alerts to my inbox, and I could open them, but clicking on a given article title yielded nothing but a message telling me "this program can't open this web page".

    I then contacted Boaz Berkowitz (not really having an email addy for their tech person/people), who responded darn near immediately, inquiring as to what OS I am running, the browser and version, as well as my IP addy, even furnishing a link, that when clicked on, immediately offered up the information. He mentioned that even though the attack(s) had been dealt with, there were still issues with random users/visitors to the site.

    After replying with all of the requested info, Boaz replied that I should use a different browser (I normally use IE8)....either IE7, Firefox, or anything else except for IE8. Lo and behold, after downloading Firefox, VOILA!!!! back in the saddle, up and running.

    I want to commend the whole SA gang for all of their dilligent efforts. From day one, I've found the site to be a great resource for any trader/investor, regardless of their level of experience, and I strongly suspect that I'm not alone.

    By the way, I have NO conection with Seeking Alpha, beyond commenting and submitting articles, from time to time.
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  • TLassen
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    welcome back OT
    had the same problem of course, yes Firefox seems to be better than IE. I didn't bother with SA, had my 20 year old fix the problem in no time !
    18 Oct 2009, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • Old Trader
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    Author’s reply » Isn't that depressing? (The fact that your 20 year old fixed it in a jiffy...LOL). Thanks for the "welcome back".

     

    On Oct 18 05:19 PM TLassen wrote:

     

    > welcome back OT
    > had the same problem of course, yes Firefox seems to be better than
    > IE. I didn't bother with SA, had my 20 year old fix the problem in
    > no time !
    18 Oct 2009, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • ebworthen
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    Good to have you back, I enjoy your insights.
    18 Oct 2009, 10:42 PM Reply Like
  • Old Trader
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    Author’s reply » ebworthen,

     

    Thank you!

     

    On Oct 18 10:42 PM ebworthen wrote:

     

    > Good to have you back, I enjoy your insights.
    19 Oct 2009, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • shmu
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    Welcom back OT :)
    19 Oct 2009, 07:04 PM Reply Like
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