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  • We really need to make this more prominent.
    – slhck
    Commented Nov 16, 2011 at 10:01
  • Agreed @slhck. Any ideas? We have a community promotion ad but that doesn't seem to bring in much voting.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 7:14
  • What does it take to get up a status bar (like the one used for planned maintenance or elections), linking to a post where we explain that the blog needs help? For example, with regards to new authors, topic ideas, regular writers, etc.
    – slhck
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 9:34
  • @slhck about 3 clicks, but I don't know that it would be an appropriate use of the system-wide notification feature. Might make more sense to write a blog post about it, actually.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 16:47
  • Hm. Who gets to decide if it's appropriate? Of course writing a blog post would be a start.
    – slhck
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 16:56
  • @slhck site moderators can choose to post one at their discretion, but Jeff has made it clear that they should be used for very rare circumstances only. I would start a new meta post about it at the very least.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 17:31

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Does "Stopping" USB drives actually affect the drive?

A great answer with a little-known option of how Windows handles external drives.

  • I would be willing to write about this... Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 22:38
  • Thanks @BillyONeal. I'll contact you with info about how to get a post up on the blog shortly, probably sometime tomorrow.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 22:46
  • Hey @BillyONeal... sorry for the delay, I was busy with school and turkey consumption. I created an account for you on our blog, so whenever you have time to write about this, go for it. If you have any questions, drop by chat.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 7:13
  • Not a problem. :) I'll look soon. And that password is meme-tastic :P Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 14:39
  • @BillyONeal you'd better change it!
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 17:31
  • Lol... I did :) Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 18:45
  • @BillyONeal any progress on a post? Wondering when we should schedule it in. Doesn't have to be long - just a couple paragraphs summarizing the question and answer will suffice! Let me know if you have questions.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 1:17
  • It's on my todo list for this weekend. Sorry, this being finals week my time has been limited. Hope you are well :) Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 7:04
  • I completely understand - all my finals are next week, so I'm feeling the crunch too. Just wanted to check in on the status of things. Good luck on your exams; I'm looking forward to your post later!
    – nhinkle
    Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 7:12

I think we must be in week 34 now, however here is my candidate.

The answer is mine, but I haven't seen this question asked or the technique supplied before.

How can I prove (with logging) where a port block is occurring?

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