From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 23 NOV 2004 - A Funny Thing Happened


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

Do you have a burning question about spam, viruses, cookies or search engines? Are you itching to share the news about a great website with others? Have you been plagued by computer problems and wishing you could ask an expert for help?

Hmmm, burning, itching and the plague. Sounds like the beginning of an infomercial. Anyway, I can assure you this is something much better. Read on to learn about a new Internet resource that will help you cure all your computer ills.

Announcing... The Tourbus Reader Forums

In the Tourbus Reader Forums, you'll have the opportunity to meet and interact with other Tourbus riders. And since it's been scientifically proven that Tourbus riders are smarter and better looking than the average Internet user, that means you can ask a question and draw upon the resources of 100,000 very smart, good looking people for answers! :-)


So far folks have found answers to these and other questions:

Is Dr. Bob a REAL Doctor? Is it safe to install the Windows SP2 fix?

There's also a forum for SEARCH ENGINE QUESTIONS. Just today I answered a question about specialty sites for academic research.

Is your inbox overflowing? Hop over to the Spam forum and share hot tips on how to control spam. Patrick just shared his method for KILLING 90% OF HIS INCOMING SPAM.

Looking for a free anti-virus program? The VIRUSES forums will point you in the right direction.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Heart of your PC?

If you have spyware hiding on your computer, check out the ADWARE AND SPYWARE forum to talk about ways to remove spyware and prevent it from coming back. Just today I posted a tip on how to X-RAY YOUR PC and see if there's any spyware or viruses running.

Will Microsoft really send you 2.4 million bucks if you forward an email to 1000 of your closest friends? Find out in the HOAXES AND URBAN LEGENDS forum. We were fortunate to have Audri Lanford from ScamBusters post a list of links to sites that will help you check out emails to see if they are true or bogus.

Are you into freeware and shareware? Tell us what you've downloaded lately, in the DOWNLOADS forum.

You'll also find forums for Cool Sites, Shopping Sites, Senior Sites, Kids' Sites, and Music.

Signing Up and Keeping Up

It's easy to participate in the Tourbus forums, and of course it's all free. You can browse the forums anonymously, but if you want to post a message, you'll need to register. When you register, your email address remains private, and you can take advantage of special features that remember which postings you've already seen, or set up an email notification when new items are posted to your favorite forums. Once again, all the fun starts here:


The Best of Everything!

Recently we announced a new resource called "The Best of Everything" which is a handy directory of links to the best stuff on the Web. I've been busy adding new links, so check it out here:


You can bookmark any page with one click, or suggest a new site. Your input is important to us.

The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

That's all for now, I'll see you next time! --Bob Rankin

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