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 Post subject: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:29 am 
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What on earth is Dropbox going on about? I didn't request any "Team" or any joining with anybody else - who the hell are all these people?

Dropbox wrote:
David, here are some Dropbox accounts you can join to work better together.

1. Your team
 1 member
.................................................
Request to join

2. TR Attractions 
Laura Hackwell, Elinor, and 3 more
..........
Join

3. Bill
 Bill Baum
............................................................Join

4. Palletqueen
 2 members
......................
Request to join

5. Hideaway
 2 members

.........................Request to join

6. adewar 
1 member

..............................Request to join

7. Clive
 1 member

.................................Request to join

8. Lucas D 
1 member
.............................Request to join


Try Dropbox with a new team


Drop the Box keeps sending me crap I don't need. Messages about important things I should pay attention to. God - social media! Take me away from this crap!

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PS: I found the secret buttons to hide this information - or attempt to get rid of it. I have now removed all the unwanted, irrelevant and annoying notifications from dropbox, thank you very much dropbox. Pi&& off

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Lee, I am not getting anything like this (thankfully) and I am a big DB user. What have you done this time? lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Do you know any of those people?

https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/f ... s-overview

https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/team-folders


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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Are these emails? Can't say I've had them (yet) but I am having to gear up for when DB stop supporting Mavericks in April. Not just "not supporting" but actively deleting their app from my computer, or somehow rendering it non-functional. (For those who don't use DB : yes they can do this as they have 'automatic updates' for each new version of their software - and there are very very many, current version is 65.4.177 I kid you not - which can't be turned off.)

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:15 am 
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Not an email - it was one of the notifications in the drop down list from the menu bar item. I noticed it because there is a red badge that pops up when a new notification comes in. I have clicked the go away please button and it no longer shows. It appeared very recently in the last few days, and it was telling me about people I had no clue about or knew anything about whatsoever. Seems they want me to join the business team or set up a new team so that they can get some more money from me but I don't want to do that! Anyway the notification is now no longer showing and it's no longer an issue for me. It's just more annoying stuff to foist on me.

As I have got rid of it now, I'm considering the case closed! Thanks to BD for that info, yeah I'm sure that's what it's about, but it's something I don't care about, and no, I have no connection with any of those people. Perhaps as I was (now past tense) sharing a folder with a friend of mine maybe he knows some of these people but I don't. Social media is like ebola. Once you've got it, pretty hard to get rid of it! No, I'm not on Facebook, thank goodness.

Any more comments I would be interested to hear about, but I guess it is just another of those things you must expect and put up with if you use other's software - you sign on to opening the pipeline to rubbish - you understand that they really just want to make money from you. If it's free, it comes with strings attached.

Are they going to stop supporting Mavericks users in April? Oh (expletive deleted) :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:05 am 
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Quote:
Social media is like ebola.

I was a bit surprised they had so few "connections" in this day & age!

1 "Buddy" or "contact" can lead to all their buddies & contacts ad infinitum.


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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:48 am 
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Leewave wrote:
Not an email - it was one of the notifications in the drop down list from the menu bar item. I noticed it because there is a red badge that pops up when a new notification comes in. I have clicked the go away please button and it no longer shows. It appeared very recently in the last few days, and it was telling me about people I had no clue about or knew anything about whatsoever. Seems they want me to join the business team or set up a new team so that they can get some more money from me but I don't want to do that! Anyway the notification is now no longer showing and it's no longer an issue for me. It's just more annoying stuff to foist on me.

Ah, I have the tab set to "Recent files" so I never see Notifications anyway (like you, not interested!)


Are they going to stop supporting Mavericks users in April? Oh (expletive deleted) :evil:

Yes, but I'm sure we've had a conversation already about this? I'm ready with a triple strategy :-
1. use my Sierra VM (Parallels) to drop any changed files into its DB folder daily
2. Rely solely on iCloud for Contacts, Safari bookmarks, stuff like that
3. Start using pCloud as a DB alternative

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:42 pm 
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Aha! I didn't realise you could avoid notifications by selecting recent files instead! So I have done the same now. Recent files is all I'm interested in but I don't want little flags popping up everywhere all the time informing me about things that I don't want to know about!

Yes I'm sure we did have a conversation about losing DB in April before but I'd forgotten about it and wasn't thinking about it. How annoying.

Yes maybe I'll have to put Sierra on my 2010 Mac Mini downstairs. That's always running. And I can get information from the Sierra DB folder on my MacBook Pro which is on another partition, but that's only updated when I run Sierra on it which is infrequently. All a bit annoying really.

I'm going to hang onto Mavericks on my MacBook Pro and my main 2012 Mac Mini.
(I have two Mac Minis and one MacBook Pro)

Note to self: must look into Pcloud. (Is it any good - does it work well?)

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Leewave wrote:
Note to self: must look into Pcloud. (Is it any good - does it work well?)

I haven't started using it yet, except that it's taken it upon itself to be the repository for all my screenshots.

Reading up on it, it seems to replicate just about everything Dropbox does though certain features like Encryption and website hosting requires the paid-for version.

My main worry would be that it's a minnow compared to Dropbox's whale, so will it endure?

Here are a few reviews:

https://www.cloudwards.net/review/pcloud/
https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/pcloud
https://www.bitcatcha.com/cloud-storage-reviews/pcloud/

Footnote - I just right-clicked one of my Dropbox folders in Finder and there was a 'Sync to pCloud' option. It uploaded the entire contents pretty quick, and created that folder in my pCloud Drive. If I do everything in my Dropbox folder in the same way before the end of March, then my Dropbox folder will effectively be my pCloud folder when DB stops, and I'll have seamlessly transferred from one provider to another.

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:47 pm 
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dropbox vs. pcloud...

https://www.cloudwards.net/pcloud-vs-dropbox/

https://beebom.com/pcloud-vs-google-drive-vs-dropbox/


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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox "team"
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Leewave wrote:
Note to self: must look into Pcloud. (Is it any good - does it work well?)

Another note: pCloud has backed up my Dropbox folders very well. However, despite what it says on their Help pages, I don't get a "sync to pCloud" option when I right click a file, as I do when I r-c a folder. For most files it's not an issue, I just put them in a folder, nor is it a problem for Library files such as Safari bookmarks, and Contacts, which get sync'd to iCloud. Unfortunately it means things like my Stickies db which lives as a single file in Library, can't get sync'd using pCloud, and iCloud doesn't offer it as an option.

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