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Offline JRHill

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« on: April 30, 2021, 06:59:42 PM »
Finally I have my station on line again. Its been years.

So I have a page on WeatherLink and WeatherUndergound pulls the data. I actually really like the WeatherUndergound page format to my laptop. But oh, my gosh, load the page from the cell phone and it's almost unreadable for all the advertisements. I have it figured out - I have an Ad blocker on the laptop. From the laptop the format is pleasant. From the phone or another device the WeatherUnderground is virtually unreadable for all the feces.

Well, everyone has to make a living. So if I want to share the weather at my humble home to family, neighbors, etc. without frustrating them are there any suggestions?
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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 07:11:09 PM »
So if I want to share the weather at my humble home to family, neighbors, etc. without frustrating them are there any suggestions?
Yes, dump WU. The ONLY thing AFAIC that WU brings to the table is "rapid flash"...I guess that what it's still called. Problem so often with WU is does it even work at the moment and if "is", is the data reliable. Join CWOP at least and send your stuff elsewhere. I quit WU 5-ish years ago because they were becoming useless to me.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 08:03:23 PM »
Called Rapid Fire it was a Flash gadget at one time.

Yes. It is basically the only thing it is good for.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 08:08:49 PM »
CC2274: Thank you for the fast response. If seemed I just submitted the thread and you answered. But the supper plate hit the table. One thing I've learned is that when the plate hits the table, if one is wise, they will be there immediately or pay the price. It helps that she is better than good with the food stuff.

Thanks for the info/tip. I'll look back into CWOP.

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JRH

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 08:21:44 PM »
Called Rapid Fire it was a Flash gadget at one time.

Yes. It is basically the only thing it is good for.
Yes..Rapid Fire. Thanks for the correction. I surely wish someone would implement that feature on a reliable server. It's was sweet to see ones wind data update online every 3 seconds or so.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 08:23:23 PM »
Thanks for the info/tip. I'll look back into CWOP.
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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2021, 08:24:41 AM »
You didn't mention it but are you loading the WU page from their site or the app. Obviously the app is much better for phone viewing.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 11:37:15 AM »
For myself I load it from a link to my laptop. The laptop has ad blocking and anti tracking. I have no need to load it from the phone but I have sent the WU link to several folks and I suspect they all use phones. A few days ago I checked the site from my phone to observe the format and was floored at the junk on the page.

Although the Pro2 is right above on a shelf I prefer the dashboard on the laptop as I can see everything at a glance.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 02:55:18 PM »
Since I upload to WU, they gave me a Login and Password.
When I log in with any device, PC or phone, there are no ads whatsoever.
Doesn't it work that way for you guys too?
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 03:13:31 PM »
Since I upload to WU, they gave me a Login and Password.
When I log in with any device, PC or phone, there are no ads whatsoever.
Doesn't it work that way for you guys too?

Haven't done that. I did not give login info out to the general area. I trust them but not necessarily who they might fwd the info too innocently. I just don't do those practices in this day and time.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 03:33:51 PM »
Since I upload to WU, they gave me a Login and Password.
When I log in with any device, PC or phone, there are no ads whatsoever.
Doesn't it work that way for you guys too?

Haven't done that. I did not give login info out to the general area. I trust them but not necessarily who they might fwd the info too innocently. I just don't do those practices in this day and time.

If you have a separate login and password for absolutely everything you use, what on earth can you possibly be giving them that they can use against you in any possible way?
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2021, 05:30:58 PM »
OK, I get your point. For someone visiting a site I thought that's what cookies did.

If I went to a friend's site but could access the content publicly I wouldn't want to create yet another login. But things have changed since Al and I invented the internet.

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Re: WeatherUnderground
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2021, 05:34:06 PM »
But things have changed since Al and I invented the internet.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 02:04:22 PM »

If you have a separate login and password for absolutely everything you use, what on earth can you possibly be giving them that they can use against you in any possible way?

Giving out your WU login credentials to neighbor/friends isn't that helpful. I agree that they'd have minimal damage potential to one own's identity, but they can accidentally change the station status, or delete it altogether.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2021, 09:46:19 PM »

If you have a separate login and password for absolutely everything you use, what on earth can you possibly be giving them that they can use against you in any possible way?

Giving out your WU login credentials to neighbor/friends isn't that helpful. I agree that they'd have minimal damage potential to one own's identity, but they can accidentally change the station status, or delete it altogether.

My comment was not meant to be a recommendation to give out login credentials to anyone else. I would never recommend for anyone to do that. Maybe I misunderstood the original post.
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