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      Software Upgrade and Possible "Profile Update Needed" Notification   07/23/2017

      The software that drives our Chiriqui.Life website underwent an upgrade earlier this afternoon. This upgrade includes several functionality enhancements that are being scheduled for roll-out in the future. Additionally, there are some cosmetic changes that may become apparent to our regular CL members. For instance, you may now see more details about who and why someone "liked" something that you have posted. One undesired side effect of this software upgrade is that some CL members may see a message when first logging onto CL to the effect that their profile is only partially complete, and that it needs to be completed. Here is one version of that dialogue -- note the part that is highlighted in read. There are two ways to get rid of this dialog. One is to complete your profile, which basically means to provide information in the text box that is "About Me". The other method is to click on the "Dismiss" link, which is not prominently displayed but visible in the upper right area of the message that is highlighted in red. Either method will work. We regret if this is an inconvenience, but it is something over which we have no control.   To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.  
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      Enhanced Reputation ("Like" and "Dislike") Functionality Here on CL   07/24/2017

      With the recent software upgrade, CL now has a slightly enhanced and more descriptive "reputation" functionality. The reputation is what CL members can click in the lower right corner of each posting (forums, blogs, calendar events, etc.) to indicate their "like' or "dislike" of that posting. This functionality, previously known as a member's "reputation", has been enhanced and is now known as a member's "reaction". Instead of having only two choices ("like" or "dislike", represented by a +1 or -1), there now are seven different "reactions" that a member can express, including the simple "Like" and "Dislike". As was the case previously with reputations, Administrators of this website cannot be given reputation/reaction, however Moderators can, just as all regular members can. Here in graphic form is the complete list of options in word and emoji form, along with the associated numeric value: The "Like" and the "Upvote" and the "Downvote" are essentially the same as the prior "like" and "dislike" reputation. Those are similar to what is available on some of the larger social media, such as Facebook. As in the past with reputation, the use of reactions is optional. Reputations (now "reactions") are not favored by everyone. Prior feedback indicates approximately 30% of CL's members prefer that "reputation" [and now "reactions"] be disabled. However, the majority of CL's members prefer having the ability to indicate their "like" or "dislike" of a posting. The new, enhanced functionality means simply that CL members have more granularity as to what they can indicate to the viewers. If anyone would like to see additional "reactions", please contact CL management, and include a short discussion of what you would like to see and perhaps an emoji to suggest that reaction. Two new reactions that have already been suggested are "I agree" and "I disagree", which might be expressed respectively with green check mark (or thumbs up) and red X-mark (or thumbs down) style emoji. The reactions functionality is currently configured to display who expressed that reaction. If there is sufficient feedback, we can hide the member's Display Name, and show only the cumulative reactions.           To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.  
Jay Kay

Exterminator / mouse dropping advice needed

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Jay Kay    5

Hi all. Truly Nolan is coming to deal with mouse infestation in my attic. According to my husband, they don't clean up the droppings. It's a drywall ceiling so he's planning on putting boards up there to crawl around and just spraying bleach or tea tree oil on it all and leaving it there. Can that work? Doesn't sound good to me. Do any of you know someone who knows what they are doing and can remove the droppings for us? Thank you all 

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JudyS    168

Mouse droppings can contain hanta virus.  Not a good idea to be crawling around up there and breathing in the dust.  If you decide to clean them up yourself, find some kind of a good quality mask to wear.  Do they have hazmat people here?

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Roger B    215
8 hours ago, JudyS said:

Mouse droppings can contain hanta virus.  Not a good idea to be crawling around up there and breathing in the dust.  If you decide to clean them up yourself, find some kind of a good quality mask to wear.  Do they have hazmat people here?

JudyS

As of today looks like the mice with hanta virus are located in the Azuero Peninzula mostly but extra care is a good idea.   I dont know if using a vacuum cleaner that comes with water tank will be good because the water trap the fine dust that the filters cant retain.  A good quality mask to wear is good idea too.  

I think there are some hazmat people here under the Fire Department and Sinaproc administration but mostly for industrial problems.  

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