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Hello everyone

Hope you are all well and having a fabulous morning, afternoon, evening ...

I'm having some challenges with ChatGPT.

At first, it said "so

It's back to normal :)

Mary Ann

Hey Louise,

Think their server is a tad over used today. Simply click that REGENERATE button and VOILA! Magically... your answer will appear.

Hope you find this helpful.

Looks like you are very well covered here…

-Mike

Louise, Louise, Louise.

Personally, I like to use the Wealthy Affiliate Platform to gauge the status of ChatGPT and whether it's "working properly".

As there are hardly any WA Blog Posts today using the words:

Unleashing, Unlocking, Unearthing, Unveiling, Mastering, Cracking, Crafting, Creating, Embracing

I would hazard a guess that there is currently an issue with openAI...

Sarcasm, moi, NEVER!!

Hahahahahaha!!

Haha, Good one! 😁😂

Let's not forget Dive in!

Partha! Partha! Partha!

This is one of the many reasons we all love you 🤣🤣🤣

You can expect to see those words back again now ...

PS Thank you for the tip, I will weed those ones out going forward, lol!

There are tons of AI's out there. The one that I use is EasyChat AI and it works great.

Are you unable to try alternatives to ChatGPT because of your region, Louise?
I use ChatGPT, Bard Experiment from Google, and Perplexity to change things up. That's just a few of the LLMs available.

Mine has been working all morning in the Eastern Time Zone of the US.

Regards, Matt

Hi, Lousie

As others have said, OpenAi is having issues today.

Here's their message:

Degraded performance on ChatGPT
New incident: Identified
Some users are experiencing issues loading conversation history and creating new conversations. We have identified the issue and are working on a remediation.
Time posted
Aug 31, 06:52 PDT
Components affected
Major Outage ChatGPT

Strangely enough, mine is working fine.

It seems as if we have become very dependent on AI in just this short amount of time. 😎

Frank 🤘🎸

Hey Louise, I am finding it a bit slower than usual but working for me otherwise.

Hi - no problems in the UK, just tried the free and paid versions.

Yes
I have been trying to use ChatGPT all morning. Will not load my history and comes up an error when I input my prompt.

Grrr I didn't realize how I have become so dependent on ChatGPT until I can't use it!!!

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Is chatgpt broken today?

Is chatgpt broken today?

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Hello everyone

Hope you are all well and having a fabulous morning, afternoon, evening ...

I'm having some challenges with ChatGPT.

At first, it said "so

It's back to normal :)

Mary Ann

Hey Louise,

Think their server is a tad over used today. Simply click that REGENERATE button and VOILA! Magically... your answer will appear.

Hope you find this helpful.

Looks like you are very well covered here…

-Mike

Louise, Louise, Louise.

Personally, I like to use the Wealthy Affiliate Platform to gauge the status of ChatGPT and whether it's "working properly".

As there are hardly any WA Blog Posts today using the words:

Unleashing, Unlocking, Unearthing, Unveiling, Mastering, Cracking, Crafting, Creating, Embracing

I would hazard a guess that there is currently an issue with openAI...

Sarcasm, moi, NEVER!!

Hahahahahaha!!

Haha, Good one! 😁😂

Let's not forget Dive in!

Partha! Partha! Partha!

This is one of the many reasons we all love you 🤣🤣🤣

You can expect to see those words back again now ...

PS Thank you for the tip, I will weed those ones out going forward, lol!

There are tons of AI's out there. The one that I use is EasyChat AI and it works great.

Are you unable to try alternatives to ChatGPT because of your region, Louise?
I use ChatGPT, Bard Experiment from Google, and Perplexity to change things up. That's just a few of the LLMs available.

Mine has been working all morning in the Eastern Time Zone of the US.

Regards, Matt

Hi, Lousie

As others have said, OpenAi is having issues today.

Here's their message:

Degraded performance on ChatGPT
New incident: Identified
Some users are experiencing issues loading conversation history and creating new conversations. We have identified the issue and are working on a remediation.
Time posted
Aug 31, 06:52 PDT
Components affected
Major Outage ChatGPT

Strangely enough, mine is working fine.

It seems as if we have become very dependent on AI in just this short amount of time. 😎

Frank 🤘🎸

Hey Louise, I am finding it a bit slower than usual but working for me otherwise.

Hi - no problems in the UK, just tried the free and paid versions.

Yes
I have been trying to use ChatGPT all morning. Will not load my history and comes up an error when I input my prompt.

Grrr I didn't realize how I have become so dependent on ChatGPT until I can't use it!!!

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Hello everyone

I am assisting a children's home in South Africa with setting up their social media and they have provided me with their logo on their letterhead.

The letterhead will be no problem. And what size do you need the logo? Do you know if it was picked up on line or some other way. If you can send me the best logo you have I might be able to do something with the graphic arts tools I have.

Hi Dan

That's a very generous offer, thank you so much.

I think we've found a possible solution. It is possible that the logo is a very old one, in fact, I suspect that the name of the childrens home has changed since that logo was designed. The logo has 3 letters in it that don't make sense with the name of the home now. Before I do anything else, I am going to ask if I can do a simple redesign. As Mary-Elle suggested, just keep the colours and create a very simple design.

If they don't go for that idea, I may well be back to accept your offer.


Hi, Louise

Please attach a screenshot of the logo, which may give us some ideas.

Frank 🎸

Hi Frank

Attached is a screenshot of the letterhead. This is what I have to work with. Also attached is the logo only which I took from the letterhead and tried editing in Canva. I think it may originally have been clowns. I'm not too keen on it, to be honest.

Those figures kind of looks like clowns, but I'm not sure they are that exactly. Canva has some clown graphics that might work, and you can adjust the colors to match their brand colors. If that doesn't work, then, I'd do something simple just with those 3 letters in the center - is it SCH? Kind of hard to tell. You could find a similar font, duplicate the colors, and use that without the 4 figures. Or, you could put the letters inside 4 circles with those colors, or something like that.

Sometimes the simpler the better!

Thank you so much.

You know, I've been wracking my brain to try and work out what the letters are all about, they don't seem to match the name Orange Farm Childrens Home - it hit occurred to me, they changed the name of the home at some stage and I think that logo is from the old name. Yay! Time and reason for a change! Haha! I will keep your advice in mind as I work on something different - similar, but different 😊
Thank you so much for you help.

Agreed! Those clowns really aren't doing anything for me - if that is what they are, lol!

I agree! I think they're too complicated of a graphic for a logo, IMHO :)

Hi, Louise

I agree with Mary-Elle.

I think you could easily design a much nicer-looking and updated logo in Canva, using clowns or whatever the children's home favors at this point.

I would have a brief meeting with them to discuss it further. I'm sure they would deeply appreciate your effort.

You're a good person! 😎

Frank 🎸

Good luck Louise! I hope you find a simple logo solution that suits their needs. If it's OFCH, you may want to use those letters with a very simple new logo. Just an idea, you may even turn to Fiverr for a lot of designers there do pretty elaborate work on logos for dirt cheap.

Yes, what Eric said....they need to provide you with a crisp image. If they have their logo on the letterhead already, they should be able to provide you with the image file that they used on the letterhead.

Thank you, Mary-Elle
Please see my response to Eric for feedback.

They need to provide you with a clean, crisp image. A blurry one won’t work for you.

Hahaha! They're an NPO - this is how it works, unfortunately.
Some do-gooder volunteer student looking for experience probably created the logo for them. Then didn't impress the importance of keeping the original design for quality sake on whoever received it at the children's home. And that now volunteer has moved onto something new. The staff member at said children's home has probably also moved on.
We're also talking about a rural area in Africa, technology is not high on their list of priorities, not when they have 90 disadvantaged and displaced children to feed.
Thank you for your advice though 😁

OK, how complicated is the logo? Could you possibly create something similar looking in Canva and use that instead? The letterhead and the social logos probably don't need to be identical. Or, you could just create something with a similar look and the brand colors in Canva and use that for all the social.

Hi there

I've attached it to the response to Frank. Let me know what you think, please.

All that being said, you can’t magically reproduce a sharp image from a blurry one. 😎👍🏼 you either recreate it yourself or get a better copy to work from.

I am not sure you can sharpen an image as it comes down to pixels I would try and replicate a new image that looks the same

Between you and me, I cannot even make out what the image was originally - I do have some vision challenges though so it could just be me.
Thanks for weighing in.
I may have to design something completely new for them. This depends on whether they will have signage and all sorts of other things to update too. Doing that would be very costly, and the money would be better spent feeding the children.

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Can you help me sharpen a logo please?

Can you help me sharpen a logo please?

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Hello everyone

I am assisting a children's home in South Africa with setting up their social media and they have provided me with their logo on their letterhead.

The letterhead will be no problem. And what size do you need the logo? Do you know if it was picked up on line or some other way. If you can send me the best logo you have I might be able to do something with the graphic arts tools I have.

Hi Dan

That's a very generous offer, thank you so much.

I think we've found a possible solution. It is possible that the logo is a very old one, in fact, I suspect that the name of the childrens home has changed since that logo was designed. The logo has 3 letters in it that don't make sense with the name of the home now. Before I do anything else, I am going to ask if I can do a simple redesign. As Mary-Elle suggested, just keep the colours and create a very simple design.

If they don't go for that idea, I may well be back to accept your offer.


Hi, Louise

Please attach a screenshot of the logo, which may give us some ideas.

Frank 🎸

Hi Frank

Attached is a screenshot of the letterhead. This is what I have to work with. Also attached is the logo only which I took from the letterhead and tried editing in Canva. I think it may originally have been clowns. I'm not too keen on it, to be honest.

Those figures kind of looks like clowns, but I'm not sure they are that exactly. Canva has some clown graphics that might work, and you can adjust the colors to match their brand colors. If that doesn't work, then, I'd do something simple just with those 3 letters in the center - is it SCH? Kind of hard to tell. You could find a similar font, duplicate the colors, and use that without the 4 figures. Or, you could put the letters inside 4 circles with those colors, or something like that.

Sometimes the simpler the better!

Thank you so much.

You know, I've been wracking my brain to try and work out what the letters are all about, they don't seem to match the name Orange Farm Childrens Home - it hit occurred to me, they changed the name of the home at some stage and I think that logo is from the old name. Yay! Time and reason for a change! Haha! I will keep your advice in mind as I work on something different - similar, but different 😊
Thank you so much for you help.

Agreed! Those clowns really aren't doing anything for me - if that is what they are, lol!

I agree! I think they're too complicated of a graphic for a logo, IMHO :)

Hi, Louise

I agree with Mary-Elle.

I think you could easily design a much nicer-looking and updated logo in Canva, using clowns or whatever the children's home favors at this point.

I would have a brief meeting with them to discuss it further. I'm sure they would deeply appreciate your effort.

You're a good person! 😎

Frank 🎸

Good luck Louise! I hope you find a simple logo solution that suits their needs. If it's OFCH, you may want to use those letters with a very simple new logo. Just an idea, you may even turn to Fiverr for a lot of designers there do pretty elaborate work on logos for dirt cheap.

Yes, what Eric said....they need to provide you with a crisp image. If they have their logo on the letterhead already, they should be able to provide you with the image file that they used on the letterhead.

Thank you, Mary-Elle
Please see my response to Eric for feedback.

They need to provide you with a clean, crisp image. A blurry one won’t work for you.

Hahaha! They're an NPO - this is how it works, unfortunately.
Some do-gooder volunteer student looking for experience probably created the logo for them. Then didn't impress the importance of keeping the original design for quality sake on whoever received it at the children's home. And that now volunteer has moved onto something new. The staff member at said children's home has probably also moved on.
We're also talking about a rural area in Africa, technology is not high on their list of priorities, not when they have 90 disadvantaged and displaced children to feed.
Thank you for your advice though 😁

OK, how complicated is the logo? Could you possibly create something similar looking in Canva and use that instead? The letterhead and the social logos probably don't need to be identical. Or, you could just create something with a similar look and the brand colors in Canva and use that for all the social.

Hi there

I've attached it to the response to Frank. Let me know what you think, please.

All that being said, you can’t magically reproduce a sharp image from a blurry one. 😎👍🏼 you either recreate it yourself or get a better copy to work from.

I am not sure you can sharpen an image as it comes down to pixels I would try and replicate a new image that looks the same

Between you and me, I cannot even make out what the image was originally - I do have some vision challenges though so it could just be me.
Thanks for weighing in.
I may have to design something completely new for them. This depends on whether they will have signage and all sorts of other things to update too. Doing that would be very costly, and the money would be better spent feeding the children.

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Hi everyone

This may seem like a daft question but I really cannot find South Africa in the Amazon Associates dropdown of countries.

Does anyone know if South Afr

Diane has you well covered.

-Mike

Hi - as far as I know they can, but with limited methods of payment.

Is it listed under the Republic of South Africa?

Thank you, Diane. I checked under Republic - nothing there either. Appreciate your recommendation though.

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Can south africans based in sa be amazon associates?

Can south africans based in sa be amazon associates?

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Hi everyone

This may seem like a daft question but I really cannot find South Africa in the Amazon Associates dropdown of countries.

Does anyone know if South Afr

Diane has you well covered.

-Mike

Hi - as far as I know they can, but with limited methods of payment.

Is it listed under the Republic of South Africa?

Thank you, Diane. I checked under Republic - nothing there either. Appreciate your recommendation though.

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You know they say that "Leaders are Readers"? Well, this question is mostly out of curiosity (I may also read, watch and recommend books & podcasts mentioned, elsewhere, o

I usually have a few on the go, different books in different formats!

The nonfiction that I am enjoying at the moment is called “Saving the Planet Without The Bullshit”.

Hi Julia, I do that too - multiple books at any given time, haha!

Like you, I also use different formats and read both fiction and non-fiction.

I recently watched the movie Where the Crawdads Sing and have since learned that there are also a few books in a series - of course, they came before the movie did, I just wasn't aware of them. Anyway, I loved the movie and cannot wait to start reading the books. It's going to take some discipline to pull my nose out of the books when I start, haha!

I see you enjoyed Carol Dwek's Mindset book, think I will have to add that to my long list of reads.

The book that you are reading currently about saving the planet - I see that you are enjoying it, would you mind sharing why? Is there any conspiracy theory stuff in it? That is the quickest way to put me off reading or watching anything. If it is factual and not hyped, I would love to know more.

I am a sensitive viewer and reader so I tend to stick with things I can either do something about, it's educational or fiction.

Funny you ask Louise! 😎
I started a new Audible book today called… “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck. And it’s great so far! 👍🏻

I’ve done Audible books for years as I fall asleep when I read a book in my hand.

But I did just buy one off Amazon called “Everybody Writes”. And it is pretty good as well!

Carol Dweck’s Mindset is so good!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Holly.

Mindset is now also on my list 😊

I haven't made use of Audible yet - sounds like it's a good plan though.

Funny story, I was listening to an audio sent to me via WhatsApp the other day from a pastor who sends out quick messages, the next thing my little Jackie Rascal starts performing and running around my little townhouse barking at everything. I was so irritated because she disrupted my little listening time, only to laugh when I realized that she was barking because she heard a strange man's voice in the house! She's an old girl now so her hearing has declined, hence the running around barking, she couldn't make out where the voice was coming from. Hahaha!

Omg so funny! My dogs do that when they hear a doorbell or knock on the tv or phone.

We are the sum total of the books we read, the videos we watch, and the podcasts we listen to.

Exactly! So what you are reading at the moment? Do tell 😊

I watch many YouTube videos—podcasts YouTuber Gael from UK (Authority Hacker), Adam Enfroy, and other bloggers. Of course, SEO videos. Not reading any books at the moment. Too tired for that. All of it is on YouTube. Of course, the P Plus training and how-to tutorials are on YouTube. Finding different software products for other things. Tutorials about blogging, SEO, and using AI. All of it. I fall asleep watching some of it, then have to watch it again.

Haha! I am so glad to know I am not the only one who dozes off 🤣

Thank you so much for contributing here, Brenda.

Hi Louise, sure you’re welcome.

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What books are you reading & what podcasts do you listen to (or watch)?

What books are you reading & what podcasts do you listen to (or watch)?

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You know they say that "Leaders are Readers"? Well, this question is mostly out of curiosity (I may also read, watch and recommend books & podcasts mentioned, elsewhere, o

I usually have a few on the go, different books in different formats!

The nonfiction that I am enjoying at the moment is called “Saving the Planet Without The Bullshit”.

Hi Julia, I do that too - multiple books at any given time, haha!

Like you, I also use different formats and read both fiction and non-fiction.

I recently watched the movie Where the Crawdads Sing and have since learned that there are also a few books in a series - of course, they came before the movie did, I just wasn't aware of them. Anyway, I loved the movie and cannot wait to start reading the books. It's going to take some discipline to pull my nose out of the books when I start, haha!

I see you enjoyed Carol Dwek's Mindset book, think I will have to add that to my long list of reads.

The book that you are reading currently about saving the planet - I see that you are enjoying it, would you mind sharing why? Is there any conspiracy theory stuff in it? That is the quickest way to put me off reading or watching anything. If it is factual and not hyped, I would love to know more.

I am a sensitive viewer and reader so I tend to stick with things I can either do something about, it's educational or fiction.

Funny you ask Louise! 😎
I started a new Audible book today called… “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck. And it’s great so far! 👍🏻

I’ve done Audible books for years as I fall asleep when I read a book in my hand.

But I did just buy one off Amazon called “Everybody Writes”. And it is pretty good as well!

Carol Dweck’s Mindset is so good!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Holly.

Mindset is now also on my list 😊

I haven't made use of Audible yet - sounds like it's a good plan though.

Funny story, I was listening to an audio sent to me via WhatsApp the other day from a pastor who sends out quick messages, the next thing my little Jackie Rascal starts performing and running around my little townhouse barking at everything. I was so irritated because she disrupted my little listening time, only to laugh when I realized that she was barking because she heard a strange man's voice in the house! She's an old girl now so her hearing has declined, hence the running around barking, she couldn't make out where the voice was coming from. Hahaha!

Omg so funny! My dogs do that when they hear a doorbell or knock on the tv or phone.

We are the sum total of the books we read, the videos we watch, and the podcasts we listen to.

Exactly! So what you are reading at the moment? Do tell 😊

I watch many YouTube videos—podcasts YouTuber Gael from UK (Authority Hacker), Adam Enfroy, and other bloggers. Of course, SEO videos. Not reading any books at the moment. Too tired for that. All of it is on YouTube. Of course, the P Plus training and how-to tutorials are on YouTube. Finding different software products for other things. Tutorials about blogging, SEO, and using AI. All of it. I fall asleep watching some of it, then have to watch it again.

Haha! I am so glad to know I am not the only one who dozes off 🤣

Thank you so much for contributing here, Brenda.

Hi Louise, sure you’re welcome.

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