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I have four Gmail accounts for various reasons in order to distinguish particular matters. A general Personal A/C and two for the Theatre, one of which is actually managed by the Theatre and the other for me to communicate to the members.
Some months ago I set the 4th for strictly personal matters, Solicitor etc. All these are also on my Ipad - no problems.

However on my PC the first 3 are listed when I click on any one - but the 4th one seems to come and go! Today its gone again. So when I click on that list it says 'Create New Account' so I thought that this would add in the 4th account - but No - when I enter the 4th a/c User name, up comes a window to say that's taken! (Yes, its mine! :banghead: )

Can someone tell me how I can get it back on the list? Otherwise on the PC I can't access it :help3:
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I have sent a PM.
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Bam wrote: 06 Nov 2020 13:30I have sent a PM.
Thanks Bam, have replied.
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Thanks Bam for mailing me on the account which has gone walkabout - it is now listed - great!

But - as I say it is now listed, when I click on it the window actually opens in one of the other accounts! So now I have to go on to the Google list as its now on there too (to the right) and select it from there... mystery deepens.

Can anyone tell me why :help3:
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It seems we are both having a crazy day. Pi.

I tried to buy another book on my Kindle and was told that I did not have a valid debit card. It is the same card I have used for the last 19 books and has years to run. It instructed me to visit my Amazon account on a normal computer.

On my PC when I tried to log into Amazon I was told that someone was trying to hack my account and to look for a security email. I found that and ticked that it was legitimate and managed to buy the book successfully.

Then I got another email or pop up to say congratulations on your new computer (over 5 years old) and would I like tips on how to use it. Then Google thanked me for joining Google and gave me start up tips.

Ahhhhhhhhhh :taz1: :banghead:
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Bam wrote: 06 Nov 2020 18:29 It seems we are both having a crazy day. Pi.

I tried to buy another book on my Kindle and was told that I did not have a valid debit card. ....
Oh Bam! The wonders of modern technology! Like when I’m told my Password on whatever is incorrect :? The same Password that I’ve probably used the day before :banghead: And just now an email from Wokingham DC with information about this and that, which I can read on Facebook - well that’s great as I, OH and many others don’t touch Facebook !
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This wondrous techology renders the entire planet a very fragile place for humankind. E.g. If an unprecedented burst of radiation from the sun knocked out all communications, how would we buy food, without working tills and card readers?

( as we did in the 1950s and 60s, when it was all cash, with electro mechanical tills with a crank handle in case of a power cut or a simple till roll where the transaction was written on by pencil and added up at the end of the day without a calculator)
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I have to say, this presumption that everybody want to be digitally connected every second of every day for everything drives me bananas. No I don’t want an app on my (private) phone it connect to work remotely. No I don’t want to bank on line - the notion of it being secure it a fallacy. No I don’t want to food shop on line but as a full time worker I have virtually (excuse the pun) no choice at the moment. I want to use cash, not card, and I don’t have a credit card. I never have and never will play games in computers - pcs are for work not play, and I spend enough time in them during the day. Likewise the inter webs online shopping, download this or that, farcebook the other. I’ve watched people walking into the road glued to their phones, kids loosing social skills because they don’t know how to interact with each other face to face and we all know the dark side of it all.

I very much doubt if many people at all, could add up anything without a calculator Bam. On their phone 🤪
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Alternatively.

I have banked online for years with no problems at all. I paid in a cheque the other day by photographing it on my phone - which saved me a trip to the bank where I am not supposed to be going anyway.

Shopping online means I can limit the number of times I go out. And someone else carries the heavy stuff to my door.

I run a closed Facebook group for my U3A, which allows members to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, information, chat, with people they haven't met up with since March, and have no prospect of meeting any time soon. And nationally, there is a U3A "Keeping in Touch" Facebook group which also allows people to exchange ideas, across the country, regardless of location, and to make plans for how we will fun things in the future (which will have to be very different, whatever the outcome of this pandemic). If someone wants to know how another U3A managed their AGM via Zoom, or advice about how to set up a new interest group, or to exchange ideas about how to attract new members, there are people to discuss it with.

I use specialist Facebook groups for some of my local history research, in Reading and elsewhere - whatever and wherever I want to know about, there will be one or more local FB groups where I can find information and otherwise unpublished photographs, and people who are happy to share.

Our geographically-distanced family has a Facebook Group - yesterday I listened to a conversation recorded by my nephew as he walked my great-nephew (who I haven't seen since last Christmas) to school - it was hilarious, and brought a smile to my face. (Definitely no loss of social skills there!).

And I have never walked into the road while looking at my phone.
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Avis. So you would be well stuffed if, in a doomsday situation, the system collapsed. No doubt electrical power distribution relies on computer control via satellite, so no power means life as we know it these days would collapse and we would be out looking for firewood and a rabbit to cook.
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Bam wrote: 07 Nov 2020 15:37 Avis. So you would be well stuffed if, in a doomsday situation, the system collapsed. No doubt electrical power distribution relies on computer control via satellite, so no power means life as we know it these days would collapse and we would be out looking for firewood and a rabbit to cook.
Just as I, and other people, have adapted to the current situation - which was unimaginable less than a year ago - I would have to adapt to any new situation.
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As you say Avis, the internet is a boon when isolated by covid. I still can't trust my computer with banking.

Apologies for going :offtopic1:
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Bam wrote: 07 Nov 2020 16:02 As you say Avis, the internet is a boon when isolated by covid. I still can't trust my computer with banking.

Apologies for going :offtopic1:
Hearing the language from OH re his online banking has convinced me, not that I needed much, that it’s not for me.

As for :offtopic1: that happened here, as usual, some hours ago :))
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piwacket wrote: 06 Nov 2020 19:53And just now an email from Wokingham DC with information about this and that, which I can read on Facebook - well that’s great as I, OH and many others don’t touch Facebook !
You don't need a Facebook account to look at a Facebook page that has been set to public, such as the council's will have been. Effectively it's just like looking at any other website page; I'm not sure what the problem is, unless it's an ideological objection to Mr Zuckerberg and his particular pursuit of capitalism.
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Pooneil wrote: 07 Nov 2020 17:37 You don't need a Facebook account to look at a Facebook page that has been set to public, such as the council's will have been. Effectively it's just like looking at any other website page; I'm not sure what the problem is, unless it's an ideological objection to Mr Zuckerberg and his particular pursuit of capitalism.
Oh OK :)
I have no problem with Mr Zuckerberg... never been on there because I don’t know my way around it, and reading of too many problems encountered.
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I, myself use some Facebook special interest groups, and they are often useful and informative, though, regretably, sometimes get invaded by idiots from other sections. Unfortunately there seem to be too many retarded individuals who seem impatient to reveal there, and watch other's, choices as to subjects ranging from their meals (with several photographs from different angles ) through to what size condoms they use. Apart from being as boring and useless as the social pages of the Daily Mail in the 1930s and often providing information for scammers, their content casts serious doubts as to whether the human race has really progressed from the level of monkeys grooming themselves in the jungle
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mikejee wrote: 07 Nov 2020 18:15 I, myself use some Facebook special interest groups, and they are often useful and informative, though, regretably, sometimes get invaded by idiots from other sections. Unfortunately there seem to be too many retarded individuals who seem impatient to reveal there, and watch other's, choices as to subjects ranging from their meals (with several photographs from different angles ) through to what size condoms they use. Apart from being as boring and useless as the social pages of the Daily Mail in the 1930s and often providing information for scammers, their content casts serious doubts as to whether the human race has really progressed from the level of monkeys grooming themselves in the jungle
True, but you're unlikely to get those sorts of posts on the local council's Facebook page, which is usually set not to allow anybody except the Council to post there.
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Just saw this message from someone (on their own, and rather isolated) on a FB page of which I am a member (suitably edited so as not to give away any personal details):

- I didn't know anything about this Facebook group, but it has been a revelation, and the eclectic mix of conversations has been so entertaining. I do so enjoy reading what you all have to say . . . this will certainly keep me going over the next month and beyond and hopefully I will get to meet some of you in the future. -

Which makes the moderators' work seem worth while.
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mikejee wrote: 07 Nov 2020 18:15 I, myself use some Facebook special interest groups, and they are often useful and informative, though, regretably, sometimes get invaded by idiots from other sections. Unfortunately there seem to be too many retarded individuals who seem impatient to reveal there, and watch other's, choices as to subjects ranging from their meals (with several photographs from different angles ) through to what size condoms they use. Apart from being as boring and useless as the social pages of the Daily Mail in the 1930s and often providing information for scammers, their content casts serious doubts as to whether the human race has really progressed from the level of monkeys grooming themselves in the jungle
Sounds like some serious moderating is required - anyone playing that sort of game on the groups I am in would be firmly shown the door!
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piwacket wrote: 07 Nov 2020 17:49
Pooneil wrote: 07 Nov 2020 17:37 You don't need a Facebook account to look at a Facebook page that has been set to public, such as the council's will have been. Effectively it's just like looking at any other website page; I'm not sure what the problem is, unless it's an ideological objection to Mr Zuckerberg and his particular pursuit of capitalism.
Oh OK :)
I have no problem with Mr Zuckerberg... never been on there because I don’t know my way around it, and reading of too many problems encountered.
As Pooneil says, it is just a link to a website page, like any other. You don't need to know your way around. What problems do you expect to encounter?
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Carefully selected Facebook interest groups are very good and useful, if moderated firmly.

If joining, my first tip is not to accept any "friends" at all, not even your best friend. Any real friends will have no need of facebook to contact you. Preferably use a nom de plume and an inaccurate birth date if insisted upon and the minimum of personal details.

As previously stated, you can access and read posts in public FB groups without any formalities.
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I cannot see why so many people on these sites want to become "friends". Some seem to collect "friends", like 5 year old in infants school,
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Avis wrote: 07 Nov 2020 18:28 What problems do you expect to encounter?
I think Bam and Mikejee have summed it up. And keeping myself secure.
Having said that, there are apparently some things I’d be interested in, like local history for example. I had decided that when my sister next visits I’ll get her to show me round it.
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