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I’ve added a ‘My Messages’ section to the classifieds, in the upper left.
Messages you send through the site will show up in the outbox now.
This doesn’t replace the system we’ve used for years to deliver messages to your email. However all your messages will be available under ‘My Messages’, and I hope that it will make life simpler for you.
Have a great Christmas Eve. Please don’t drink and drive. Please do have a good time.
I’ve occasionally been asked about the available size of the description in PW Classifieds. It is currently set to 3,000 characters.
Today I installed a package that will check the size of the message as you type it, and let you know when you are running short on space.
Please let me know if you run into any problems with it, if you hate it, if you love it.
I get asked this question infrequently, but here’s the answer just in case you were curious.
PennsWoods was founded as a dialup ISP in 1998 by Mark Stern. He was fed up with existing providers and believed he could do better. I believe we all agreed with him rather quickly.
Stace Dunkle installed the first classifieds sometime in 2002, perhaps earlier, the records regarding that are a bit spotty.
Mark sold the company to Atlantic Broadband in Dec 2009. At that time the dialup industry had contracted considerably. Our attempts at monetizing our classifieds, offering DSL, and even operating a small cable plant had come up short. Atlantic Broadband made Mark an offer that permitted a smooth continuation of service to our customers, as well as continued employment for those employees who opted to stay on.
I’m told that some people have received emails stating that their PennsWoods accounts were reported for fraud, and asking them to click a link.
I do NOT send emails telling people they’ve been reported for fraud.
If you’ve received such an email and logged into such a page, please kindly go to the FAQ located in the upper left of the classifieds. Changing your password is FAQ #3.
Folks, I’m getting more and more reports of scammers contacting people by text message every day. Please be aware that it happens regularly. I don’t have any rules against publishing phone numbers in ads. But if you publish a cell phone number, be aware that anyone in the world can contact you for practically free, and they may or may not be who they say they are.
Texting is a fast and convenient way to exchange information, but use caution.
I hope everyone has stuffed themselves with some turkey and spent the day with some loved ones. I also hope you’ve found a moment or two to reflect on what you are thankful for.
One of the things I find myself thankful for is the opportunity to work in IT and provide a service that others find useful.
Happy Veteran’s Day!
As the bumper sticker says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a veteran.”
Today is election day through most parts of the country. A large portion of the PennsWoods viewing audience is going to be eligible to vote in the race for PA governor.
Pay attention to your local races, these are the candidates that can do the most in your local area, and they are the ones you have the most control over.
But make sure you vote for governor as well. This year we have the Battle of the Toms.
Tom Wolf is the Democrat. Pro-abortion, pro-gun control, has expressed favor for raising taxes, though his current preferred plan is to target Marcellus shale companies if possible.
Tom Corbett is the seated Republican. He’s already demonstrated that his is not only pro-second amendment (which Obama also claims he is) but is actually takes a pro-gun ownership stance. Read the content of House Bill 80 which Corbett signed into law on Oct 28. He is also the pro-life candidate.
So get out there and vote!