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Noah Vail
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Clueless about the fortunes.

I've looked at my settings a few times, but haven't found the checkbox for random fortune encryption.

As example:




So, what am I overlooking? Or is this a 'must have' feature?

NV
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fatness
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Using the navigation bar: Members==>Prefs==>Forum Prefs==>Fortunes
It will land you here: »/prefs/fortunes
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Pacrat
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I thought the question was more of a "How do I translate/decrypt this..." rather than a "How do I get/change this..." I thought there was some kind of translation program at one time or another... way back when... that folks could use for those cryptic messages. I just cannot remember what it was or what it was called.

ROT13 ???
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brian
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looks like ROT13 to me. you can use this site to decrypt (and encrypt) ROT13 messages:
»www.rot13.com/index.php


Noah Vail
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reply to fatness
said by fatness:

Using the navigation bar: Members==>Prefs==>Forum Prefs==>Fortunes
It will land you here: »/prefs/fortunes
Members==>Prefs==>Fortunes did put me where you specified.

But I can't tell which selection would turn off the occasional encryption. Religion? Politics? Zippy?

Or is it mandatory?

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fatness
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I don't know which, if any, would turn off the encryption.

The only one I use is "overheard - not a fortune, but snippets from the forums." and that is just the beginnings of recent forum posts on the site with links to them.
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Pacrat
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reply to Noah Vail
If I remember correctly, some of the fortunes were encoded with ROT13 to prevent "accidental" viewing of "questionable" articles/sayings/adult content. It was a half-hearted attempt at some degree of "adult supervision". Being as it really doesn't take much effort to decrypt the messages, the effectiveness may be questionable. I think it was more for the protection of "little ones, looking over our shoulders", prompting... "What's that mean, Daddy?"

Think of it as one way to clean up that dirty joke so you can tell it at the PTA meeting next week.
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Noah Vail
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said by Pacrat:

If I remember correctly, some of the fortunes were encoded with ROT13 to prevent "accidental" viewing of "questionable" articles/sayings/adult content
Well then, I'll never know unless I decrypt one or two.

Thanks for the info.

NV
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