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Re: PLEASE - I NEED HELP; I'M IN TEARS; I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO; WHERE TO GO; WHAT IT MEANS; I'M NOT A GEEK ... BUT NEED HELP .. PLEASE?!

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 18:44:17 +0900
Message-Id: <dd99a2b97c71d70c57703e37c37eee00@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "Jacquie and Tito Romero" <jandtromero@fea.net>

Hello Jacquie,

On Mar 16, 2005, at 21:35, Jacquie and Tito Romero wrote:
> I was trying to send a comment to 1Funny.Com earlier “yesterday” (as 
> it is 4 AM PST) the following morning … and was addressing an issue 
> that I was having BIG problems with … in JUST THEIR SITE ….   The 
> problem I was having was, I thought at the time, simple – but NOW … 
> I’m more lost and more confused than ever before … feeling like I’m in 
> a forest, that has fences all around the circumference … and no way in 
> or out … and I need help … PLEASE?
>
> I PUSHED SUBMIT … AND THEN CAME UP WITH THE FOLLOWING PAGE: 
> 	• 	 Sorry, but I cannot figure out who sent you here. Your browser is 
> not sending an HTTP_REFERER. If you are using Norton Firewall (any 
> version), please see the Norton support site.   AT THE BOTTOM OF THE 
> SITE WAS THE ‘BOX’ WITH W3C; XHTML 1.0 … AND I CHECKED IT, COMING UP 
> WITH ‘YOUR SITE” … AND GETTING MORE FRUSTRATED AND CONFUSED! 

My understanding if your situation:
- you had a problem while browsing the 1Funny site
The problem was, probably, caused by some "security software" installed 
on your computer

- When trying to send feedback to the site administrators, you ran into 
another problem, and the error page for that problem had a "valid" icon 
leading to the W3C's validator site.

While we unfortunately can't help you with the first problem, there is 
no reason to panic because you ended up on the validator site. We have 
a page that explains what happened to you:
http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#clickedandlost
Our service is used by authors of web pages to test their pages, and 
they can use the icon as a quick way to check the page again. As a user 
of the site, you should not worry about it. The W3C validator does not 
"think you are 1funny.com".

As for your original problem with your computer and the 1funny site, 
maybe you could find a friend who could help you check your computer 
and its configuration, and find out which security software is blocking 
images and access to the site? Or you could just not use this site and 
find another... I am certain there are dozens of other "jokes" sites on 
the Web.

Have a good day,

-- 
olivier Thereaux - W3C 
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2005 09:44:23 GMT

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