Delete Disqus Account

I continue with my cleanup of my Internet footprint. This time my target is the removal of my Disqus.com account. You can delete disqus account quite easily actually.

You will want to log into your Disqus.com account. Then you will be take to your “Account” section tab. Now you will want to scroll all the way to the bottom until you see a “Delete Your Disqus Account” button.

When you click on this button you will be taken to another page where you have to select a reason why you are deleting your Disqus account. You will be asked to confirm your account deletion. You have six choices to choose from.

  • I Can’t Get Disqus to Work on This Site
  • I Received Too Many Emails Notifications
  • I Spend Too Much Time Using Disqus
  • I Don’t Find Disqus Useful
  • I Can’t Change my Name
  • Other

Even though you are already logged into your Disqus account, you will be prompted to enter in your Disqus password again in order to delete disqus account. You are then warned that it may take up to 24 hours for your Disqus account to finally get deleted. You will see a blue “Delete my Account” button.

After you click on this blue delete my account button, you will be presented with a final pop up that warns you that you are about to permanently delete disqus account. You can click on “Cancel” or “OK”. When you click on ok, you are taken back to the Disqus.com homepage.

Finally, my Disqus.com account albatross has been defeated. Disqus.com stipulates that your account will become fully deleted after 30 days. Your account becomes immediately deactivated.

None of your Disqus comments will be available to the public during this 30 day grace period. None of your Disqus data is recoverable after the 30 day grace period.

Delete Disqus Account – Video Transcript

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this is my video pertaining to cleaning
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up my internet footprint and one way is
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to permanently delete my Disqus account
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and it looks like YouTube says I’m live
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so it’s all good I may or may not screen
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capture I’ll try to screen capture
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whatever I can but if it reveals any you
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know private information I’m not going
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to alright so I’m logged in the first
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thing you want to do it well if you’re
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not aware Disqus is a free website that
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allows you to chat on other websites so
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as a blogger you could install a Disqus
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plug-in and then users with a Disqus
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account they can comment on your blog
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posts if you’re not aware of it and in
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other web sites all there’s all kinds of
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internet websites that you can use
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discus to to comment okay so you want to
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log into your Disqus account I’m logged
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in now and this goddamn fucking
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obsession with CAPTCHA discus has the
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Google CAPTCHA I fucking hate that
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Google CAPTCHA crap I fucking despise it
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I think you can skip it though but some
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but more and more websites are using the
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Google reCAPTCHA and that makes me close
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more and more accounts alright so I’m
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cleaning my internet footprint by
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deleting my Disqus account so once
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you’re logged in you go up to the right
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I will have full abstract written
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instructions in a blog post that will be
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linked down in the description box below
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of this YouTube video some people learn
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better in the abstract some people don’t
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or whatever you have an avatar so in the
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top right click on the down arrow next
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to your avatar for your Disqus account
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then select settings which I just am
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completing and then it’ll take you to
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your account so once you are in your
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account then
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and you want to scroll all the way down
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you don’t click need to click on any
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other tab for now I don’t know these
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these instructions to change but for now
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it takes you to your account if you’re
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not in your account tab click on it on
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the left hand side scroll all the way
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down and you’re gonna see delete your
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Disqus account I am salivating I just
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this is a dream come true
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cleaning up my internet footprint of all
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this fucking stupid fucking internet
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garbage all right and then now you have
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a you know CAPTCHA and two-factor
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authentication alright delete your
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Disqus account this can’t be reversed so
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make sure you’re sure this is what you
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want and then there’s a delete button a
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blue delete button and I’m gonna click
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on it and let’s see what happens oh my
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god I knew it now they asked for a
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confirmation confirm account deletion
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doing this will delete any registered
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sites under this account in the comments
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contained within them comments made by
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this account on other sites with replies
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will only be anonymized in order to
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retain the context of their discussions
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are you sure well yes I’m fucking damn
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sure I want to get rid of this fucking
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goddamn account but caveat emptor if you
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want to delete your Disqus account it
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gets rid of everything all the comments
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are gone you won’t be able to go back
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and read a more I’m assuming I don’t
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know I’m assuming they disappear off the
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off the internet once you do it your
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account so if you comment in on a
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certain website that I comment me will
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no longer be available it won’t it won’t
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show up ok now there’s five choices it
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well six actually let us know why you’re
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leaving well why do I need to tell you
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fuck you why do I mean everything in the
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system is about you know intelligence
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gathering or you’ve got to follow orders
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or well if you don’t do this I just what
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the fuck here are your options I can’t
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get discussed to work on my site I
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received too many emails notifications
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well you know
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it’s not very good at grammar just
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whatever number three I spend too much
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time using discus number four I don’t
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find discus useful number five I can’t
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change my name and number six other so
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let’s see which one of these
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motherfuckers am I gonna choose
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I don’t yeah me personally I don’t find
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it useful
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fuck it I’m sick now I don’t need
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comment I don’t need to get into a
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dichotomy
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you know like or dislike on some website
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yeah so I’m gonna choose a third one now
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oh now you have to enter in your
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password well I just logged into my
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account okay I entered my password now
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if I it warns you please note that it
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may take up to 24 hours for your account
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to be removed from the system so that’s
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another caveat do not try to log in I’m
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assuming that you don’t want to try to
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log back into your Disqus account
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because it can take up to 24 hours
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I didn’t read their help file I might I
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may include that in my blog post
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I didn’t on this one I was just like
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fuck it I’ve been wanting to get rid of
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my damn Disqus account you know and I
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was like you know what I’m just gonna do
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a live stream and so the trolls don’t
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show up and I I ignore all comments it
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my last livestream I disabled the
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comments and and motherfuckers were
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still able to chat however I didn’t pay
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attention to any of them I never read
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any of them I just you know
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alright so alright 24 hours I’m there’s
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a blue delete my account button I just
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clicked on it and now there’s a pop-up
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that says okay I mean to me it’s obvious
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they don’t want you to delete your
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account they now there’s a pop-up that
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says this will delete your account
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permanently are you sure well yes what
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what I just want to do just for the fuck
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of it you know on a Saturday night I
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have nothing else to do and so I want to
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fucking you know just try to delete my
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disscuss account now I’m gonna click on
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okay are we there yet is it God yes it
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now I can show you this
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is the only bit of information I can
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show you all right let me transition and
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let me make sure it’s out selected and
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okay so it just took me back to the
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Disqus home page as you can see on
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screen that’s it that’s all it showed
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now again caveat emptor all of your
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comments will be gone and any other crap
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you know gone poof and then number two
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24-hour notice so I don’t know for a
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fact I I might include it in my blog
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post so you might want to click on the
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link in the description box below that
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will take you to my blog post written up
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my website
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Enoch appears calm and I will have full
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instructions written and I will you know
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even I may even be it well I can’t now
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but it was I’m assuming that if within
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the 24 hours you try to sign in again
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with your distance account it may ask
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you do you want to you know reenable or
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I or it’ll just let you log in and so in
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the delete request may not go through so
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me personally I’m gonna wait I’m gonna
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wait like a month because I don’t want
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to ever be able to log in to this
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goddamn fucking albatross Disqus dot-com
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continuing to delete my internet
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footprint off of all these goddamn
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wretched web sites that just they chew
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up all your time and they intelligence
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gather and then when when you do want to
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you know leave all you know well we got
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a capture that you can barely read or
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they got three prompts adios
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you have to end this stream

Delete Chatango Account – Permanently

I finally got around to deleting another account on the Internet. I have been trying to clean up my Internet footprint recently. Chatango is a free chat service where you can chat privately to individuals for free.

Also, you can actually host your own chat room on your own website. However, this would require you to incorporate some code into a blog post or page. Anyways, my Chatango account no longer even worked any longer with Brave web browser.

I received a “This plugin is not supported” error message when logging into my Chatango account. I could not access any of my account settings. However, I was able to find out how to delete Chatango account.

You will want to log into your Chatango account. Once logged in you will want to visit this delete Chatango account link. Then you will want to click on “Delete This Account”.

You will be asked to enter in your Chatango password. Also, you are required to enter in a captcha word. The first captcha word was barely legible with a light aqua color and hard to read with a less than stellar font.

Once you enter in the correct captcha your delete Chatango account permanently dreams come true with this message.

Your account government sucks with the email becomingfree@governmentsucks.com has been deleted.

Also, you will no longer be able to log into your Chatango account. I tried logging into my Chatango account credentials after deleting my account and I was not able to sign back in and received this message.

Incorrect Login Info.

This albatross is gone forever. Now on to my next Internet albatross. One day I may finally clean up my Internet footprint.

Until then I keep finding accounts to delete and blog posts to write about it. Although, I do not have anything negative to say about Chatango, as I never really had any problems with their free chat service.

Delete Chatango Account – Permanently Video Transcript

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Estes are aankhon a day
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Enoch appears calm otro video parte ly
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so as you can see in the title of this
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video I’m going to demonstrate in this
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video how to delete your chat tango
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account you’re not familiar with chat
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tango it is a free chat service that you
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can use on your actually your own
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website you can copy and paste some code
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and then have chat rooms and also you
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can chat privately however with the
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current pale-skinned European
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supremacists and this alleged pandemic
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and then you had this clown Agent Orange
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with his bullshit executive order
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you just don’t know plus plus me I’m
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going through as many internet accounts
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and trying to clean up my internet
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footprint and chat tango was one of them
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and if I were to to provide chat on my
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website a net computers comm I would
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actually use IRC and you can get you can
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find all kinds of free open source
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versions of IRC that runs on Linux and
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probably wind blows and anyways click on
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the link in the description box below
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that will take you to my blog post on my
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website and it compares calm for the
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full instructions I will provide
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detailed instructions links you know
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where to go I could not really actually
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I logged into my chat tango account the
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first time in quite a while and the
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Weber it doesn’t even fucking work the
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web browser says it’s it’s what is it
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it says it’s an invalid it’s great I
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don’t know some bullshit here I’m not I
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can’t screen capture it because they’re
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my there’s a piece no this plugin is not
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supported maybe it needs flash I don’t
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know I don’t care all right
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so I will try to screen capture any
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pages that I can it may not I may not be
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able to because I never ever ever
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release any even one piece of
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information that these motherfuckers on
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YouTube and the internet and all and you
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know I mean you got motherfuckers that
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Doc’s and you got motherfuckers on
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YouTube that SWAT swatting you know I’m
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saying so alright so let’s go so I will
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provide a link you’re gonna want to log
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into your check
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tango account first it’ll make it much
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easier I could not it’s not even working
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so I can’t even go into my account
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settings really or can i I don’t know I
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didn’t care I just I found how to do it
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so I was like well fuck it
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so log into your chat tango account and
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then click on the link that will be in
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my blog post and I’ll take you to this
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page where it says delete account one of
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my favorite activities is cleaning up my
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internet footprint Facebook Twitter
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YouTube I mean get it all right Oh Gmail
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Yahoo uh uh hotmail now fuck those
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billion dollar fascist crooked criminal
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corporations that are in bed with the
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government now and you don’t and then
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they’re now gonna probably they might
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change section 230 of the 1996 anyways
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anyways you just don’t know what’s going
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to go down the pipeline in the future so
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I say to me is productive to learn how
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to host your own email host your own
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website host your own chat tool
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host drones social engineering I mean it
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just goes on and on on everything that
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these free providers give to you you can
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easily provide for yourself on your own
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all right so here I am I’m logged into
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my account and then I’m gonna fucking
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delete this motherfucker so let me go
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back delete account all right now what’s
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going on all right
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I can’t screen capture this because it
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shows a piece of information that
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somebody else could use to circumvent
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something yeah you might want to study
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you know website security our study
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security computer security delete this
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account and then blank and shows your
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username your chat tango username if you
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wish to delete a different account
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please log out and log into that game
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yeah I’m not sure you might have to log
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in like I couldn’t find it and now all
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this web browser doesn’t even work with
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this fucking goddamn website so it’s
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likely I didn’t waste time trying with
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Mozilla Firefox or you know whatever so
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I’m gonna click on the yellow delete
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this account and let’s see what happens
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oh it asked me for my password well I’m
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already logged in see this is another
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everything’s paranoia now well let’s see
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you you have to have two bit you have to
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have two-factor authentication you have
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to have biometrics you have to have a
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password then you have to know your
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security question then you have to know
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your zip code your date of birth your
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Social Security your FBI file your bla
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bla bla your passport you have to upload
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your driver’s license and then you can
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log in to Amazon and purchase some
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potato chips or whatever so that is
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another reason why I am going through
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and getting rid of as many accounts off
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the internet as I can I’m done with all
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this bullshit and I might just you know
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disconnect the internet and you know go
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live in the mountain somewhere and
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you’ll never fucking hear from me again
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which you probably would actually
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approve of that cuz you’re one of my
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youtube subscribers that tells me or
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fucking talk shit to me
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on a live stream I’m not the only
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YouTube content creator that has to put
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up with that bullshit so I’m entering in
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my password twice and that oh it’s got
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CAPTCHA but I can barely read it you got
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to be kidding me man I can barely read
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the CAPTCHA I wish I could show you it
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is barely legible I think that’s correct
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but probably not no okay it oh my I can
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barely read that CAPTCHA let me see if I
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can I’m not making this shit up dude let
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me expand I made the web browser I
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zoomed in on the web browser I think I
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know what it is now it could be by
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design oh yeah you don’t think that’s
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out of the realm of possibility yeah
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these motherfuckers they it’s like the
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comcast retention Department you call
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them to cancel your comm crap service
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also known as Comcast Xfinity and they
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lot and they argue with you and yell at
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you and and call you a liar which is a
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real life story that really happened to
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me when I tried to cancel my comm crap
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internet service years ago
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okay let’s see
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okay let’s see if I’ve got it right now
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oh yes I got through the CAPTCHA I had
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to zoom in my web browser and it was at
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a hundred percent but I was like it’s
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like it was like aqua the letters were
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like in aqua what what why not black
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font or you know a black background with
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a white font so you can see the CAPTCHA
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I can’t help but think that was
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intentional
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yeah because think about it you can’t
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figure out the CAPTCHA you’ll just give
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up and you’ll just leave your account
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out there and or you know I don’t know
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man I don’t know all right
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it asked me to say a password but I
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don’t know what it says chat tangle your
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account blank with the email blank has
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been deleted yes yes chant tango Tom an
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albatross that I’ve been wanting to get
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rid of is gone now what you could do is
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you could double check I’m not aware
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that I went to their you know Help
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section and they don’t really say much
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but I saw the delete button I was like
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yes I was salivating ping understand and
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they didn’t describe well let’s say you
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got a 60-day retention and this is
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what’s gonna happen and I don’t give a
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fuck I’m you know I’m assuming well yeah
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yeah can you even save your chats your
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private yeah probably I haven’t used
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this in a while yeah so just become more
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of that again I can’t go over any other
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tips for you except for what I’m gonna
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freestyle because they didn’t really
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have a page saying well blah blah so I
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don’t know if they have a a grace period
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we can what you could do is you could
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test that out which I’m gonna do right
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now none so this is the website that I
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was that I just right there this is the
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website I just canceled my account with
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if if you’ve never heard of chat tango
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calm this is it so but I’m not gonna you
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know screen-capture showing you how to
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log in
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to my account Hawai all right so let me
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test it really quick and let’s see if it
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even lets me log back in
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yes in big bright background font now
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that’s proper that’s proper marketing I
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think that’s pretty sleazy of these
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motherfuckers at this website then it
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went when it came down to deleting my
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account that I had to reenter my
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password okay fine then I had to enter
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in a CAPTCHA but the capture was in like
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a an aqua font and it was not bright and
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it was very hard to see the font was not
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like white on an aqua background the
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font was literally aqua and so I had to
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zoom in because I couldn’t fucking read
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it incorrect login info the background
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is bright red and the font on that
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background is white if you’ve ever
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studied marketing you want contrasting
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colors and web development a fucking
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light aqua on a white background where
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you can in a and then a lot of those
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CAPTCHA programs the fonts aren’t they
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use weird janky fonts that even with
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black on white or white on black are
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difficult to read anyways alright so
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that’s it anything further I guess what
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I can I don’t want to make this video
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too long is I just when it comes to your
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internet footprint you want to if you
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have the time study computer security
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all’s it takes is one piece of
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information and one of these
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motherfuckers on YouTube or Facebook or
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Twitter or ad nauseam ad infinitum
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they will SWAT you if you’re in
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information technology and you’re just
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trying to help people you’re just trying
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to be nice trying to help people show
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them how to put a computer together or
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whatever whatever your niche is and
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information technology all of a sudden
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the police show up multiple squad cars
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with their guns out you know a blazing
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you know I’m saying so there to me
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there’s many different reasons why it
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could be productive for you to just
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clean up your internet footprint the
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less accounts you have online the last
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chance that somebody could circumvent
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that online account and then use any
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information in that account for to go
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after you as far as bank information you
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know fiduciary responsibilities bills
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whatever is important to you you know
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I’m saying and then also another reason
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why is that most services on the
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internet that are quote unquote free
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there’s almost always a catch
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well let’s see the National Security
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Agency wants you to use Facebook so that
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they can spy on you all the time
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also known as national spy agency I mean
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you can learn how to like host your own
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email so you don’t have to rely on Gmail
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no there’s no guarantees have you ever
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read the terms of agreements for these
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billion dollar fascist crooked criminal
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corporations they can close that account
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and on the real world computer
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technician I would say at least once a
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day every couple of days I see somebody
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complaining of not being able to log
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into an email account and but it’s more
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specific they’re complaining because
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they’re fucked now they can’t get into
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their bank account they can’t get into
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their PayPal they can’t get in or well
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or with this alleged pandemic they can’t
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get into a file for unemployment or they
14:00
can’t get in to receive the stimulus
14:04
check you know I’m saying and I’m not
14:06
making in this up so these email
14:10
providers are very it can be very
14:12
crooked gmail I would not I don’t give
14:14
out orders I’m just telling you as a
14:16
with experience you may not want to rely
14:19
on Gmail Microsoft restof you can get a
14:23
free hop a real a free outlook.com
14:27
account or hotmail or
14:31
or any of the other or yahoomail you
14:35
just don’t know one day you try to Lotte
14:37
you you might even have your password
14:39
saved in your web browser and it’s
14:40
worked for today and I’m not making this
14:42
one up it’s worked for five years ten
14:44
years all of a sudden you logged into
14:46
your computer or you try to log into
14:48
Yahoo and access denied wrong password
14:51
or you know account terminated or
14:54
account closed or whatever that oh yes
14:56
yes yes yes yes or another one is that
14:59
I’m giving you a lot of gold tips I
15:00
don’t know why you clear your cache or
15:05
you you get a different computer and you
15:07
forgot your password alright just goes
15:08
on and on so any as far as when you
15:10
close accounts even chat tango if it’s
15:13
important to you I’m not giving out
15:16
orders it’s a free service you can
15:17
private chat you can even have you you
15:19
can you can have chat rooms if you don’t
15:22
have chat on your computer website you
15:26
can create one with chat tango and then
15:27
but you have to copy and paste the code
15:29
but they who knows they might read those
15:32
messages you may not have any privacy
15:34
they’ll lie Tia yeah I I’m not accusing
15:36
chat tango of any of that it’s just you
15:38
don’t know a lot of these corporations
15:41
are liars anyways and then so to me try
15:46
to become reliant on your own you can
15:48
host your own email you get a domain
15:50
name government sucks comm and then the
15:54
email and then you then you learn how to
15:57
set up email server and then how to you
16:03
know create an account and then that
16:06
email is on your website government
16:08
sucks com nobody else can fuck with ya
16:11
oh yeah they’ll be assholes it’ll try to
16:13
you know circumvent your accounts but
16:15
you’ll be my point is that you will be
16:17
in control instead of the government
16:19
military dictatorship always trying to
16:21
control you well you can do this you can
16:23
do that well you should wear a mask well
16:25
you should not wear a mask well you
16:27
should wear this type of mask well you
16:29
shouldn’t wear that type get it you’re
16:31
in control of your own destiny
16:33
same thing with chat there’s all kinds
16:36
of free chat services but are they are
16:39
they spying on your private messages are
16:41
they releasing that information to a
16:43
government agent
16:44
see or what whereas there’s all kinds of
16:48
free trap chat scripts like IRC Amos so
16:53
just be aware that when you delete your
16:56
chat email account you’re gonna lose
16:58
everything and I just tested it and over
17:01
here I can screen capture this but let
17:03
me make sure it doesn’t have any any
17:05
useful information so this is what the
17:08
message I received BAM this is exactly
17:12
what I what I wanted to see my chat
17:15
tango albatross is gone I think unless
17:20
it’s hidden on some servers that I’m not
17:22
aware of like Facebook Facebook claims
17:25
that Wow
17:26
once you click the delete or once you
17:28
delete your account it’s gone forever I
17:29
don’t believe that but I don’t have
17:31
anything bad to say about chann tagging
17:33
or anyways I don’t really know for a
17:34
fact but I haven’t really you know had
17:36
any problems with him I just don’t
17:38
necessarily trust anybody anymore
17:42
incorrect login info that is when I
17:45
tried to sign back into that chat tango
17:47
account and I know because I had the
17:50
information saved so I know at least the
17:53
username or email was correct and I know
17:55
the password was correct because I
17:58
hadn’t signed in a while and I actually
18:00
had to enter it in and I got in right
18:03
before I made this video all right
18:06
you can check out my blog post that has
18:08
you know it may save you time some
18:12
people learn better with the abstract
18:15
some people want video or honor how do
18:18
we permanently delete your tatting
18:20
account check out my blog post and the
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link of this YouTube video description
18:24
Oh 18 minutes that’s not bad I have a
18:26
big fuckin mouth and I usually try to
18:28
control my videos down to 15 not bad
18:30
adios oh I lied I lied but not
18:33
intentionally my next video was supposed
18:35
to be about a mouse that’s over there
18:37
that’s taken apart but I was like you
18:40
know what I need to you know continue
18:42
with my internet cleanup and I I tried
18:45
to access this chat tangle and I didn’t
18:49
remember the password but I figured it
18:52
out and I logged in I was like you know
18:53
what let’s just bust a video right now
18:55
let’s just I’m gonna delete the account
18:56
now let’s make a video telling you how
19:00
it’s done
19:00
la in real time and then BAM so my whole
19:04
I don’t know I might I don’t lie
19:06
intentionally but I was gonna make a
19:08
video about a black web Mouse from
19:10
Walmart that was a total disaster I
19:13
dropped it once like on hardwood floor
19:15
in a hotel room hotel room whatever and
19:17
it seems to work I took it apart in and
19:21
one of the little pieces of plastic for
19:23
I think the for one of the buttons just
19:27
broke off and I only dropped it once I’m
19:30
like okay I don’t know if I had a
19:32
warranty I only spent like eight or nine
19:34
dollars I’m not really too worried but I
19:36
I will make a video eventually in the
19:38
future then I have another video about a
19:40
wireless mouse that I bought from
19:42
Walmart there was only $9 it’s it’s the
19:45
same brand as this it’s O&N which is a
19:47
Chinese brand I’m not that doesn’t
19:50
bother me and this mouse is just great
19:52
so and so far the wireless mouse it’s
19:55
great so it’s not always that you pay
19:58
what you get for it sometimes it is with
20:01
that other Mouse adios

Google Analytics Change Domain – Instructions

I received another computer request. This one did NOT deal with troubleshooting. Here is the original initial request:

“I set up Google Analytics on my web site a couple of weeks ago. I decided to change the domain name last week and I don’t know how to switch over the Google Analytics account to my new domain name. I just changed the domain name last week.

I have tried looking up how to assign a new domain name to my google analytics account since making the change. Could not find it.”

Here is my initial original response:

You can change the domain name of your web property in Google Analytics. Log in to Google Analytics. Click on “Admin”.

Browse to the web property that you want to edit. In the “Property” column click on “Default URL”. Type in your new domain URL.

Finally, click on “Save”. This should change your domain in Google Analytics. This individual was able to successfully change their Google Analytics domain with these instructions.

Google Analytics is a free tool that allows you to track your website visitors. I have NOT used this tool in almost a decade. I am NOT a big fan of Google Corporation and attempt to reduce my reliance on them.

However, at times it can by quite difficult to avoid their services. In order to use Google Analytics, you must create a Google account. Then you must login and obtain some code that you will inject into any web page and or website that you have control over.

There are some free plugins available for content management systems like WordPress. These plugins will inject this Google Analytics code into every WordPress post and page for you. Google Analytics can slow down your website.

Besides what other data does Google actually track from your website that they do NOT tell you about? If you are a beginner hosting websites you may want to use Google Analytics so that you learn how to properly track website visitors. I will say this about Google Analytics, for a free tool, you receive quite a bit of data regarding your web traffic.

Currently, I do NOT obsess over reviewing my web traffic reports. However, reviewing web traffic reports, like Google Analytics can help you with your search engine optimization campaigns. You can find out this type of information about your web visitors:

* visitors per day
* unique visitors per day
* repeat visitors
* visitor time on your website
* keyword searches
* organic traffic
* referral traffic
* referring website
* visitor activity
* bounce percentage
* pages per session
* average session time
* type of device used

The list goes on and on and on. You may find some of this data valuable. I am more concerned with creating content and attracting visitors then obviously worrying about my website statistics.

However, with a free tool like Google Analytics you can learn how to track your website visitors. There may be some data that helps you attract more traffic. You might be able to find out what is working on your website and vice versa.

This could be useful to find out what is NOT working on your website. Once you have mastered Google Analytics, perhaps you may want to use a tool that will help you convert those website visitors.

Open Web Analytics – How to Install OWA WordPress Plugin

Open Web Analytics is free and open source website visitor tracking software. This tool requires that you copy and pasted either JavaScript or PHP code into your websites index.html or index.php file. For example if you are using WordPress content management system then you would need to add this code to your index.php file.

One problem with this scenario is that you are editing a WordPress core file which will get over written each time you upgrade WordPress. Also, you may not want to get into the habit of editing WordPress core files. I searched for a n Open Web Analytics plugin that would inject code into each WordPress post or page so that I could track website visitors.

I found such a plugin called Open Web Analytics Plugin by Christian Schmidt. However, this plugin was developed nearly 7 years ago. This plugin may or may NOT work with newer WordPress versions.

Looks as if this plugin was abandoned years ago. Proceed with caution and AnetComputers.com is not responsible for problems with your website. I will now give you instructions on how to install and configure this plugin.

Login to your WordPress dashboard. Click on “Plugins”. Now click on “Add New”.

Type in “owa” without quotes into a search box. Look for “Open Web Analytics Plugin” by Christian Schmidt. Click on “Install Now”.

Click on OK at the “Are you sure you want to install this plugin now” warning pop up. The plugin should download and install. Click on “Activate” to make this plugin live.

Under “Settings” there will be an option titled apropos “Open Web Analytics”. Choose that option and you will taken to this plugins settings. This is where you configure this plugin to grab data from open web analytics that you already installed.

You have to enter your open web analytics site ID into the first field. You must login with your admin account into the open web analytics tracking system. Click on “Edit Profile” for the website that you want to integrate with WordPress.

You will see your “Site ID” under “Site Profile”. This is a lengthy alphanumerical string. Copy and paste this site ID into the first configuration field in the WordPress plugin configuration. You can have this plugin track “Downloads”.

You can add in the host name of the server where you installed open web analytics. This is entirely optional. For example I would enter in www.anetcomputers.com.

The “Base URL of installation” should already be filled in with /owa/. For example if you installed open web analytics into the owa directory under your web root, then you should see /owa/. However, if you changed the installation folder on your web server from /owa/ to say /stats/ then you want to change /owa/ to /stats/ in this field. You can optionally track the admin user with this tool.

Place a check next to “Track the admin user too”. Now click on “Update Settings”. Now you get to test if this plugin is working. Browse to your website so that this open web analytics detects a visitor.

In the open web analytics administrator back end you should see:

0 Visits 0 Page Views 0.00 % Bounce Rate

Now that you just visited your website, you should see some statistics for your website. Click on “Tracked Sites” from the main administrator dashboard. AnetComputers.com should show at least this:

1 Visits 1 Page Views 100.00 % Bounce Rate

If you were to click on an addition page you should see this:

1 Visits 2 Page Views 0.00 % Bounce Rate

This plugin injects tracking code into each WordPress post and page. You should begin to see more website statistics now that you have properly configured this plugin. This saves you the time from having to manually copy JavaScript or PHP code into your website index.html or index.php file.

Open Web Analytics – How to Install Free OWA Software in 10 Minutes

Open Web Analytics is free and open source software that helps you track your website visitors. This software is similar to Google Analytics. Once upon a time there was some other free open source software called Trace Watch.

However, that software is no longer supported. I then turned towards Open Web Analytics, when I had either my own virtual private server or physical web server. Then I eventually went back to using shared web hosting from Namecheap.

I turned to using the Awstats that was already installed. Now, I just earlier this year purchased virtual private server space. I am going to show you how to install Open Web Analytics.

This should take you around 10 minutes if you are familiar with the concept of installing software on your own virtual private or dedicated server. I would say in my opinion most shared hosting providers will not give you root access therefore you most likely will not be able to install this website analytics software on shared hosting. You will need to download a tarball.

The most recent version is 1.6.2. You will need to decompress this tarball. It will create a “owa” folder with all the installation files.

Now you want to upload this folder to your web server. You will most likely use file transfer protocol to upload this folder. You can upload it to your website root folder.

For example /home/user/public_html/. Also, you can create a folder off of your website root and upload the folder contents there.

/home/user/analytics/owa

Once you have successfully uploaded the owa folder to your web server, you will be creating a MySQL database. You will need to access your MySQL server via command line or with phpMyAdmin. Click on “Databases” in phpMyAdmin.

The rest of these instructions will assume you are using phpMyAdmin. In the “Create a database” field enter in the name of your owa database. For example owadb.

You can either choose a “Collation” type from a drop down menu or just leave that setting alone. Now click on “Create” button. You have just created the database that Open Web Analytics will be using.

This database has no tables. Now you need to click on “Privileges”. You will need to browse back to Home in phpMyAdmin and then click on “Privileges”.

Place a check box next to at least one already created and configured user. You are giving this MySQL username access privileges to this newly created database. Look for “Add privileges on the following database”.

Choose your newly created owadb database from this drop down list. Click on “Check All” next to “Database specific privileges”. Now you remove the check next to “GRANT” and click on “Go”.

Now you browse to the install path in your web browser. For example since I uploaded owa to the website root folder I will need to browse to this path:

http://anetcomputers.com/owa/install.php

You should see an Open Web Analytics Installer screen. Now click on “Let’s Get Started…” to begin this installation. You should see a “Configuration Settings” screen.

You should not need to change your “URL of OWA”. Type in localhost in “Database Host” field. Type in the name of your database in this example owadb into the “Database Name” field.

Type into the “Database User” field the MySQL user earlier that you gave privileges to. For example user. You will need to enter in the password associated with “user” into the “Database Password” field. Click on the “Continue” button.

Under “Site Domain” field enter the domain of the website you are going to track visitors for. This example would be anetcomputers.com. Now enter in your email address in case you forget your password for Open Web Analytics.

You are actually creating your admin login for this tool. Enter in a password for the email address you just typed in earlier. Remember this email address and password will allow you to administrate this website tracking software.

You should see a final “Success…Installation is Complete” page. You have just installed Open Web Analytics onto your web server. You should see the login and password information on this page.

For example:

admin
admin123

Click on “Login and generate a site tracker”. This will take you to the Open Web Analytics login page. Login with your admin username and password just created.

Now you will be presented with tracking code. This is just computer code that you will copy and paste into your website. There is both JavaScript and PHP code available.

You want to ssh into your website. Also, you will want to either login with the root account or sudo to root. You will now be pasting this code into either the index.html or index.php file on your web server.

This depends on whether or not you are using a content management system like WordPress. You can use a text editor like vi. Make sure to write the file changes by typing :wq!

Now you can test your website tracking. Test a web page on your website by browsing to a page. For example you would browse to anetcomputers.com.

This also tests to make certain this software does not conflict with your website. If you receive a blank page then obviously there is a problem. Click on “Tracked Sites”.

You should see your website in this list. If you properly added the tracking code, then you should already see some statistics. To view more detailed information, you want to click on “View Reports”.

You can change how Open Web Analytics tracks visitors by clicking on “Main Configuration”. User Management allows you to add additional users that will have access to this tool. Tracking additional websites is also available with this software.

You would just follow the steps above to add an additional website. Click on “Add New”. I do NOT know if there is a limit to how many websites you can track visitors with this tool.

This is my preferred website analytics tool. Once upon a time, I used Google Analytics. That tracking system would slow down my website(s) and who knows what Google does with all that data.

Easy Hosting Control Panel – Just How Easy is ISPConfig 3 to Use?

I decided to no longer use a virtual private server and instead build my own web server. I obtained a Comcast Xfinity business class broadband service. As long as you have a business class service, then you can physically host your own websites.

Comcast will most likely block your hyper text transfer protocol traffic with one of their residential Internet services. Anyways, one predicament of maintaining your own web server, is what operating system and or web serving software to use. I tried for days if NOT weeks to install a web server manually.

This is often times called a Linux Apache Mysql PHP server. What I could not over come was some of the configuration files for hosting multiple websites. I finally gave up and started researching free open source multi website control panels.

I finally found my solution for an easy hosting control panel, called ISPConfig. I had used cPanel for years. However, cPanel requires a monthly subscription.

ISPConfig is one of the first free open source hosting control panels I tried. The installation can have quite a bit of a learning curve. Depending on what Linux distribution you install, you might end up using the ISPConfig installation script.

This installation script requires that you answer some web hosting technical questions. You will need to know and understand how a website actually works on the server end. Once you are able to successfully install ISPConfig 3, then this web hosting control panel could be classified as easy.

ISPConfig is just as easy to use as cPanel. However, there is a lack of documentation as the developers require that you purchase the user manual. I was able to find most if not all of my questions answered on their public forums.

I was able to configure and maintain two wordpress websites for four years. I was able to configure email as well. ISPConfig has a web based administrator interface.

Most if not all tasks that you can complete in cPanel can completed in ISPConfig. You can access the live online demo for free. You can even demo the administrator interface.

With anything that is new, their will become a learning curve. However, once you familiarize yourself with the web based interface, you will be up in running in no time. I actually because of a lack of money, had to abandon my business class internet and thus my own physical web server.

I am paying very little for a virtual private server currently. I tried installing ISPConfig with a quick installer. However, it failed and I decided to install Centos web panel.

However, I am considering installing ISPConfig 3 again. I was in a bit of a rush to move three websites from a yearly shared hosting plan. I would just need to provision my virtual private server again and restore all three websites.

ISPConfig 3 has four major sections where you maintain your website(s).

* sites
* email
* domain name system
* virtual server

Also, you can actually use ISPConfig 3 to resell web space. You just create separate clients. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease and speed of maintaining a web server.

Most major tools are at your finger tips so that you can maintain multiple websites. Installing WordPress is straight forward. Initially, I had installed ISPConfig 3 on a minimal version of Ubuntu server.

However, when I recently tried installing it, I was using a minimal server version of Centos. This could be the problem. Creating email inboxes was simple.

Also, you can create catch all inboxes with ISPConfig 3. Adding an Internet protocol address is simple as well. Many tasks like adding domains and sub domains only require a couple of mouse clicks.

I was able to maintain multiple websites with ISPConfig quite quickly just like I had before with cPanel. ISPConfig 3 supports the following Linux distributions:

* debian
* ubuntu
* centos
* fedora
* open suse

There is a separate billing module that you can purchase if you want to become a web hosting seller.

Alternative Web Browsers – Falkon Official 3.0.1 Release

I finally found two alternative web browsers to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microst Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Opera, and the list goes on. I have been using Qupzilla 2.2.6 for months now as my main web browser of choice. However, the developer has decided to no longer support Qupzilla.

This same developer created a new web browser called Falkon which is actually based upon Qupzilla. The official version of Falkon has finally been released. Falkon 3.0.1 is now available for download.

This web browser is free and open source software. You can install it on both Linux and Microsoft windows based operating systems. There was a pre-release version of Falkon 3.0.0 available since February.

Normally, I do NOT fuck with alpha and beta software. However, since this was considered a pre-release I tested this web browser out. The graphical user interface is almost exactly like Qupzilla.

However, when I tested it there were a few areas that became problematic. Falkon has been my backup web browser to Qupzilla for the past three months. Now that this alternative web browsers official release is here, I may make Falkon my main web browser of choice.

Falkon 3.0.1 official release is the first ever bug fix version. This version was released on May eight two thousand eighteen. Falkon is NOT yet available for Macintosh operating system.

Amazingly, the developer is working on a Macintosh version. You can install Falkon as a stand alone application or use it as a portable application. Fourteen bugs were fixed in this first ever official Falcon web browser 3.0.1.

* profile migration for QupZilla
* wrong form data
* wrong back and forward buttons
* loading uniform resource locator 20%
* download text files
* download manager not closing restored tabs
* location bar site icon
* QtWebEngine 5.11 problems
* speed dial blank
* html full screen
* speed dial settings
* crashed sessions
* bookmarks toolbar height
* collapsed parent
* opening new window

Falkon is an official KDE project. This project supports the three major operating systems. Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux. Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, and Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems are supported.

Mainstream Linux distributions are supported. Since the first official release of alternative web browsers Falkon web is NOT yet available for Macintosh operating system, then I do NOT know what versions of Macintosh operating system are supported. There are both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit web browser version available.

For now I am pleased with both Falkon and Qupzilla. I will most likely make Falkon my main web browser of choice and keep Qupzilla around as a backup. Finally, some decent web browsers around that do NOT fucking drive me up a wall like the mainstream web browsers do.

Although I admit that this my dogmatic subjective perspective vantage point.

Microsoft System Security Alert – Pop up a Real Threat or Not?

I received a request from a third party web site where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. Here is their request:

“I just had something very strange that happened when I was on Google white pages. It was a large red screen that also was speaking saying it was Microsoft windows and it was an alert stating my information on my computer had been compromised and to call the # on the screen”

This individual was using a laptop with Windows 10 operating system installed. Let me cut to the chase. These types of alerts are scams.

I would never call any number advertised. These false positives actually can install adware, malware, spyware, and or a virus onto your computer. Here was my response:

This is most likely a scam. There are quite a few scammers trying to get money from people. However, you may have been infected with malware, spyware, etc.

You could perform a system restore back to before you received this message. Also, you could perform a full virus scan. You could scan for malware and spyware with my preferred anti spyware program.

This is a free download. Finally, make sure that your firewall is turned on. You can get infected with spyware just by browsing the Internet.

This individual requested that I remotely connect to their computer and perform some system scans. First, I noticed that there were two anti-virus running. You NEVER need more than one anti-virus software installed on your computer.

As a matter of fact two or more anti-virus software can actually slow down your computer to a crawl. These programs will conflict with each other. I removed Viper security, with the permission of this client.

They now only had Mcafee Internet security installed. I made sure any updates were downloaded and installed for Mcafee. Also, I ran a quick virus scan.

My preferred malware/spyware removal found two pieces of software that I removed. Also, it found over 700 tracking cookies. Mcafee did NOT find any viruses.

I verified that indeed the Mcafee firewall was turned on. Also, whenever I remotely connect to a client computer, I generally use my preferred PC optimization tool. Also, to save time, I run many scans at the same time.

This PC optimization tool found around 1500 registry items. Often times, whenever I run this tool, I notice an immediate difference in the over all responsiveness of a Microsoft Windows operating system. Also, I went into task manager and looked to see if there was high central processing unit, random access memory, and or hard drive utilization.

Another thing I check for is making certain there are no problems with hardware devices. A quick gaze at Device Manager did NOT reveal any problems. Finally, I normally check Microsoft Windows 10 updates.

These are nothing short of a disaster, but I check them anyways to see if any of them are failing. Believe it or not, adware, malware, spyware, and virus can cause problems with device drivers and even Microsoft Windows updates. I did try performing a system file check, but it was taking too long to run.

Overall, I think this computer may have been affected with just two adware/malware/spyware programs. Many of these Microsoft system security alert messages are just phony pop up messages seducing you into calling the telephone number advertised. Then the perpetrator will ask for your credit card information.

Worse of all is that they will request access to your computer and then intentionally infect your computer. I never take these messages seriously. I would never waste time calling any phone number advertised.

However, as a computer technician, I will run a spyware scan, just to make certain. In closing, you could install an advertisement or pop up blocker on your web browser. This individual was using Google Chrome web browser when they received this alert.

I was going to install an advertisement blocker for them, but to my chagrin Ad Block Plus was already installed. Nothing to me is perfect in the technology sector. I am NOT surprised that one of these fake alerts was able to bypass an ad blocker.

HTTP Error – WordPress Media Upload Fix For Centos Web Panel

I recently migrated multiple websites from my old shared hosting provider to my current virtual private server provider. I obviously use WordPress for my blog here at AnetComputers.com. I recently kept receiving this error when trying to upload images to the media library.

HTTP error.

First I changed the “Store uploads in this folder” path in “Settings” then “Media” in the WordPress dashboard. This did NOT fix this problem. I went out and performed some search engine research and found a solution.

This fix is ONLY written for those of you that are using Centos Web Panel. You need to login via Secure SHell into your web server. You must be logged in with your root account or sudo as root.

Then you want to type the following command:

chown -R nobody:nginx /var/lib/nginx

You are changing the ownership for all files and folders under /var/lib/nginx to nobody. In a Linux environment different user accounts can have different permissions. By default the nginx account was the owner for all files and folders under /var/lib/nginx.

Nginx is a hyper text protocol web server. When I changed the owner of these files and folders from nginx to nobody, this resulted in that HTTP error disappearing. I was then able to successfully upload images to my WordPress websites.

When making changes to owners and groups on Linux, I would be careful as to performing these changes. You may want to monitor your WordPress website(s) more costly for awhile after making this change. You want to become certain that this does NOT cause other problems.

However, I have not noticed any other problems since making this change to the owner of the files for /var/lib/nginx. Finally, this fix was written exclusively for those of you using Centos Web Panel. Centos is a FREE open source website control panel alternative to cPanel.

Install Adobe Flash – Player When You Cannot Download it

Another day solving computer and information technology problems. This time a customer could NOT download and install Adobe flash player. Here is their question:

Having trouble downloading flash player. Help instructions on the screen do not correspond to what I see. Just go ahead and get it on my machine if that is possible.

This individual had a computer with Windows 7 operating system installed. Also, they wanted Adobe flash player installed for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 web browser. When you tried to install Adobe flash player on this computer you would not receive the proverbial “Run” or “Save” options.

This customer had installed multiple browser toolbars which I do NOT think are productive. Many times web browser toolbars can conflict with tasks such as trying to download and install an extension, player, etc. I went ahead and reset their Internet Explorer settings back to default.

This requires a Microsoft Windows restart. However, I decided to also manually install Adobe flash player. I downloaded Adobe flash player specifically for Internet Explorer and Windows 7.

You choose which operating system under “Select an operating system”. Then you want to choose a flash player for “Internet Explorer”. Finally, you click on “Download now”.

I then remotely connected to their computer and copied this Adobe flash player installer. This process took a few minutes ad the latest version of Adobe flash player was downloaded. Eventually, I was able to successfully install Adobe flash player for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

However, I received a false positive error. The Adobe flash player installer claimed that this install failed. I went to “Control Panel” then selected “Programs and Features”.

Sure enough Adobe flash player was listed as one of the programs installed. I double verified by browsing to this Adobe web page that lets you verify what version of flash player you have installed. Click on “Check Now”.

This tool verified that indeed Adobe flash player had been successfully installed on this Windows 7 computer. The customer was able to successfully open up a web based training module that needed Adobe flash player.