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Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by kbuzz, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kbuzz

    kbuzz Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Would be cool if there was a button you could hit to go into "work stealth mode" where the forums appear in like an excel spreadsheet format or something...so those walking by would think I'm working instead of browsing a forum. Similar to what sites will do so people can follow the NCAA tourney...

    I know it's not going to happen cause I'm sure that it would involve essentially creating another brand new parallel forum and that's not worth the man hours...but just thought it was a cool idea to share.
  2. jbertsch

    jbertsch Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Just have Excel open and keep your mouse hovered over it in your task bar while you're viewing BA so that when someone walks by, a quick click brings up some boring spreadsheet. I used to do that. But luckily now I have an office and position my monitor to be viewable by no one. So I always have BA open in a tab to check for fun periodically throughout the day. #workethic
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  3. Absolut

    Absolut Member

    Location:
    California
    tomorrow we are going to the Boneyard Bistro for dinner. Wasted 2 good hours of work time plotting my beer lineup.
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  4. joeebbs

    joeebbs Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  5. stealth

    stealth Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  6. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Member

    Location:
    California
  7. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Member

    Location:
    New York
    Not sure if this is off-topic or not, but I'd be curious to hear what other people do for a living? And maybe their office situation, so we know how easy it is to be on BA.

    For me, I work at a large corporate bank. I have a cube, with a monitor that is visiible to people that walk by. When I'm busy, I'm not on BA.
  8. Squidly

    Squidly Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    When I see people click a 2 key combination when I walk up, I know perfectly well that they're hiding something. A mouse click works better... switch a tab, bring another screen to the foreground, minimize, etc.
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  9. kbuzz

    kbuzz Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    holy hell...you guys are pros at this sorta thing...thanks for all the tips
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  10. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Member

    Location:
    California
  11. tewaris

    tewaris Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Jobless truck chaser here. BA is my work.
  12. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I get on BA for my job! Craft/ Import buyer for a PA beer distributor!
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  13. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I run a liquor store that my family owns. So I basically sell/buy/drink/talk beer all day to customers while talking to you people.
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  14. whiskey

    whiskey Member

    Location:
    California
    What do you mean "you people"!?!?!?!?
  15. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Member

    Location:
    Texas
    My heathen, suds-quaffing, brethren, of course.
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  16. loafinaround

    loafinaround Member

    Location:
    New York
    I'm a prof, so I can politely close my office door :)
    Then again, when I'm at work, I'm running around like it's a 3 alarm fire, so there's seldom an opportunity to dive into BA. (semester starts next week, so you'll be seeing less of me for a while...)
  17. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Member

    Location:
    California
    I often check the beer releases forum as part of my job.
  18. kbuzz

    kbuzz Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    What PA distributor?

    So then what, may I ask, is your job??
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    You could always... do work...
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  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    I set my cube up to where my monitors are not visible to passers by, that said, I wouldn't mind a quick switchable work option that drops avatars and embedded pictures.
  21. Lare453

    Lare453 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Or you could use your phone... I'm just sayin
  22. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    or you could realize the fact that none of this makes a difference cause when you use a work PC you consent to monitoring and anyone anytime can check history and see where you have been, when you've been doing it, and how often...
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  23. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Some offices are different than others, sir. Sounds like yours is Big Brother.
  24. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I always copied and pasted Wiki articles into Outlook, removed the hyperlinks (not manually), and acted like I was reading an e-mail.
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  25. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    beer store employee, i have to be on BA
  26. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    you do realize any system admin regardless of "policy" can just find out what you are doing don't cha??? If I am a system admin, I am god... and you won't even know...
  27. robwestcott

    robwestcott Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    how about working at work ? a novel idea, i know. but seriously.
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  28. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    what a thought... but there's always a time for some BA breaks ;)
  29. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    The worst is when there is no official IT or administrator figure in the office, but some fucking busybody narcs on everyone's computer use. There were two people like that in my old office.
  30. smakawhat

    smakawhat Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Every organization is different, it all depends, some places don't care, others are incredibly strict, and lots of places just have micromanaging blowhards who want to stick their nose in everything....
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  31. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    My computer at work runs three 10,000 lbs blenders, one 6,000 lbs blender, one 3,000 lbs blender, four belts, and two augers. I can't even access the internet from it. I'm sure there is a way, but imagine how many pounds of ground beef would end up on the floor if I was distracted.
    Beefytits4 likes this.
  32. papaholmz

    papaholmz Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Amen!

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