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    USA Profile setting

    Any number of times now, I have had my user profile setting changed somehow. It is always in the LocationCountry block where I enter "USA" and submit same. It seems OK for an undetermined amount of time, then suddenly it reverts to a blank and the drop down in the Country block is now at "Choose Yours"
    Reset it again and submit it and then it goes back to square one and the cycle starts again. OK for a while, back to none, etc, etc.
    There doesn't seem to be any particular time or other sequence to it, just random.

    Why doesn't this stick?
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    I don't know of any reason why it shouldn't stay exactly a you set it!

    Do you ever edit your profile, or even just open the page up?

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    Re: USA Profile setting

    I can remember this happening back using Windows 3.11 and early Windows 95. This would happen if a program was "Ported" from DOS to Windows without a complete rewrite. By chance are you using some OLD program that may have been for DOS and then updated to run in Windows?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Dave,

    No old progs in use. Everything is an up to date "modern" one.
    ?????????
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Leif,

    Sure.
    In fact I do just that to change the Country back to USA, whenever it changes. I DO hit the submit button to "save" things and the odd thing is that it will stick for an undetermined amount of time and then "goodbye", it's reverted to the Choose Yours option and if I look at my name in "who's online", the USA is gone. Town and State settings are fine.
    I can't really recall just when this started but it's been some time now.
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Well, this is like (one of YOUR better user sigs!) deja vu all over again! This very thing happened to me about a month ago and I didn't mention it 'cause I figured I had had a Senior Moment and done something in my profile that I didn't remember doing. My profile has said Lexington, Kentucky, USA for a long, long time and then one day, in Who's Online I noticed the USA was gone. Fixed it back and it's been OK since then. If Claude or Mike can't think of anything that could cause it, we ought to put a flag on this one and watch it to see if there can be a pattern identified.

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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Al,
    Great minds work in great ways! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    No.... No Senior Moment here. It does happen and unfortunately I can't see a pattern working. Might be a terrorist type trying to get the USA? <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15> Do we have a Lounge Homeland Protection Mod to refer this to?
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Alternatively it might be Lex subtly suggesting you move country?
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    The one program that this happened with was a older version of "Family Tree Maker", I think it was version 3(?).

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Well I'll be. I also noticed that Country setting USA was gone about a month back, assumed it was an artifact of Mike's wee hours work on the Lounge, so I reset it then, and now see that it has been cleared out again.

    Maybe it's all of us Seniors, eh, Al and Bob?
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Where's our @#$%& lawyer when we need him - age discrimination suit? Yoo-Hoo, Jefferson or Phil or .....

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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Ahem, Thank you NO, Lex or John. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Dave,
    I do have FTM, but it's version 9.0 for WIndows 2k or XP. No other old and creaky stuff on here. Strange, but now there are others that are experiencing the same thing.
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    Long ago, there was a time when men cursed and beat on the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft.
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    You may be on to something there, John.
    We'll have to see if any of the "younger set" loungers get their notices, too. <img src=/S/cranky.gif border=0 alt=cranky width=18 height=25>
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    Re: USA Profile setting

    Even us Canucks are being eliminated. I have noticed on at least three occasions over the past few months where my country code had vanished. Just checked this morning and the field had been blanked out again.

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