Spam ? Is this worse than performing an illegal action?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Credit Restoration Consultants

The situation with all of our comments being censored today reminds me of a story my Mon told me. When she first started learning how to use a computer she was alarmed when she got an error message that said :

" You have performed an illegal action"

Having no idea what that meant she called my son, the computer guru, and told him she was being arrested. Imagine my sons shock at the thought of his grandmother being arrested. When he finally got her to calm down she explained what had happened. You can only imagine the laugh we have gotten from this one story.

I am embarrassed to say my Mother is now much more proficient on the computer that I am. She runs a E-Bay business from home. Knows how to download and print photos and keeps in touch with anyone she wants all over the world.

I know this has nothing to do with what is going on today,. I just get such a laugh out of the language used when describing our life on the computer. My wish for everyone is the freedom to comment on my blog. I love to read and make comments. I hope the AR gods have not changed that as well!!!

Happy Tuesday!
Lori

Comments (27)

Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Barb- When my older son left for college I was so nuts about how I would get anything done on the computer. I would call him at all hours. Now I am pretty good at it.

Happy Friday!!

Lori

Mar 13, 2009 08:11 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

I guess "illegal" is a very strong word for the internet. I think it's amazing that every age group is now tech savvy.

Mar 15, 2009 09:11 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Ellie- I am amazed at the skills my mom has on the computer. I honestly can learn from her.

 

Happy Monday,

Lori

Mar 16, 2009 02:21 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Reminds me of many of the cartoons that popped up when computers first came to market, like the one that had a guy slamming a hammer down on the keyboard. The caption read, "Hit any key to continue." I used to have a large collection back when I was a network engineer.

Mar 19, 2009 07:41 PM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Russel-  I could have been the subject of a few cartoons myself when I first started on the computer...hahaha

Happy Friday!!

Lori

Mar 20, 2009 04:22 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORSĀ® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Or the freedom to post non-offensive stuff on groups and not have them removed. I was a bit surprised to receive e-mails removing one of my posts to a group I was subscribed to. After all, my post was both positive and uplifting...

Mar 23, 2009 02:22 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

William- I can never understand why people need the power they do from deleting someone else's work. I never delete anything. After all you are entitled to your opinion.

Happy Monday!!

Lori

Mar 23, 2009 02:31 AM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

What a cute and funny story!  I am an old dog who is constantly struggling to learn new tricks.  Seems like just when I get something figured out, there's something newer and I am again behind the curve!  Thanks for stopping by my blog. 

Apr 16, 2009 06:11 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Janna- I laugh everytime my mom re-tells that story.....

Happy Thursday!!

Lori

Apr 16, 2009 06:15 AM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Your mom sounds a lot like my mom.  She has a fit whenever her computer beeps, regardless of how many times my son (who is 13) tells her it is ok.  But I think your post is on point about comments.  Aren't they the driving force behind all of the commeraderie and networking that goes on here?  Where on earth would this community be without the commenting?

~Renae

Apr 17, 2009 01:08 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Funny post.  My husband is not computer literate...and I really wished he new more about computers....cause he is always yelling to me for "help"....LOL...I keep telling him to take a course, but he says "why, I have you"

Apr 18, 2009 01:16 PM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Renae- Thanks for stopping by..my mom has far exceeded my abilities on the computer......love the comments as well!!!

Rebecca- When I was learning the computer I used to get so frustrated!!!!When I would ask my kids to show me someting, they would just do it...I would tell them slow down and show me!!! Maybe you need to let your husband actually do the work when he asks you for help...Hands on is the only way to learn..

Happy Monday!!

Lori

Apr 20, 2009 02:11 AM
Dan Hartman
Province Mortgage Associates - NMLS #2861 - Providence, RI

Great story! It's funny how little things on a computer can seem so big if we don't understand them exactly. Nothing like an illegal function call to ruin a day!

Dan

Apr 27, 2009 02:47 PM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Dan- I actually just came back from visiting my Mom in Sarasota and as usual she is much more proficient on the computer then me!!  I needed to scan something and needed her help!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Lori

Apr 28, 2009 01:05 AM
Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com - Dallas, TX

Lori, I my mom we wont say her age LOL is better on computer than some of my professional partners LOL, knows more I do regarding other electronic issues. have a wonderful and successful week

Apr 28, 2009 02:45 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Lynn-I think it is wonderful that we have such smart and technologically advanced moms!!

 

Happy Tuesday!!

Lori

Apr 28, 2009 02:53 AM
Sandy Shores FL RealtorĀ®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Lori, What a great mom you have, and good for her for becoming so computer proficient.  I think that's great. There is so much to learn here online and here on Active Rain from each other.  Have fun with it.

Apr 28, 2009 06:44 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Sandy- I actually sent her a copy of this blog...she got quite a laugh from it...this was a few years ago!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Lori

Apr 28, 2009 06:49 AM
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Lori, you cracked me up. :)  I'm glad she's more proficient now.
I hope to become as good as your Mom, one day soon. :)

May 04, 2009 04:06 AM
Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

Hi Sylvie,

I am still waiting to catch up to her hahaha!!

Happy Monday!!

Lori

May 04, 2009 06:29 AM