About Merlynmac
Joined March 2018
Hello! I am a network engineer who dabbles in all things technology. My current hobbies include sailing, SCUBA and travel in general. I tend to be a direct person (hopefully not considered rude) and tend to divulge more information than I should at times. I'm looking to take a step into the affiliate marketplace and hope to supplement my current income and eventually replace it altogether.

If I can be of any assistance don't hesitate to ask.
Merlynmac's Accomplishments
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shirleen2 Premium
Hi, I know you are really really busy, and I need help as I think I've really made a mess of things. I tried to change my theme and now it has lost everything I had on it, Now I'm trying to move the siterubx site to my domain site, and what comes up isn't what Kyle is showing in the lesson, and it doesn't work.
Is it possible in your busy schedule you would have time to show me what I'm doing wrong?
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merlynmac Premium
I'm open this afternoon or tomorrow before 3...what would work for you?
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shirleen2 Premium
if you are there I have time right now, if you do?
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DonnieNorton Premium
Sorry for taking so long to reply and thanks so much for the follow. I am currently bedridden with a broken leg. I wish you all the best in your journey here at WA. If I can help in any way please don't be afraid to ask.
Live Long and Prosper.
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks for saying hello. I guess I shouldn't say break a leg so I'll just say thanks and I hope you succeed here as well.
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PaulREvans57 Premium
Hi, Scott.

Thanks for your help and advice.

Well, that wasn't too bad.

The only fly-in-the-ointment is that I chose an intermediate domain to test the process.

I'm now left with my original website being redirected for 30 days to my intermediate website, which in turn now redirected to my new domain for 30 days.

It all looks to be working ok. New URL, new theme. Just some tidying up to do, then I can move forward again.

Cheers,
Paul
Be Happy!
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merlynmac Premium
Any time man!
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gobabbz Premium
Sorry Merlynmac, I was limited on time yesterday so I couldn't follow up with you, but I appreciate your effort. I still have the cart with 5 domains I do not want to purchase holding me back from buying the domain I want without purchasing everything in the cart.No help yet.
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janbey Premium
Hi Scott,
Great to see you here at Wealthy Affiliate, I trust things are going well for you and that you have enjoyed the training thus far.

I wish you well on your continued WA journey and have added you to my network to see your success.

All the best

Age
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merlynmac Premium
Things are progressing wonderfully. Thank you!
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1Summer Premium
Hi Scott,

I've been trying to send you a screenshot of my modified Comments area, but keep having trouble with that so first I will send this message and then send you the screenshot separately.
Remember I was trying to modify my Comments area so that it looks like what you have on your website?

Anyway, the new Comments area does not have a box for the name, email or website...can you please take a look at it and tell me how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.
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merlynmac Premium
It’s because you’re already logged in as admin...use another browser and go to your site URL (not through WA) and take a look. As you can see in that screenshot it says logged in as admin.
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1Summer Premium
Wow!

So you mean I did it correctly?

Wow :)

I can't believe it (hehehe) :)

Now I am noticing that it is also saying: "This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience"
My setting
[ACCEPT]

Do I need to do anything with this section?

Finally, is there anything else I need to do to ensure that it is now fully GDPR compliant?

Thank you Scott, I really appreciate all your help!
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merlynmac Premium
Yes you did!

I didn’t see this “"This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience"
My setting
[ACCEPT]”

Where did you see it?
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1Summer Premium
It's in the screenshot bottom right.hand corner, very small, below the Post a comment button.

Is that suppose to be there??

Again thank you for.your much needed.help...

Enjoy your weekend...cheers!
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merlynmac Premium
Ok so that’s in the consents tab of the plugin. To be GDPR compliant you’re supposed to allow your visitors to consent to any tracking cookies in use.
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1Summer Premium
Yeah, I'm wondering how many visitors will actually miss that box?

Will they even know what to do with it?

And if a visitor comments, but doesn't check the [Accept] bottom, what does that mean?

Is there any way to move the Accept bottom so that its right before the submit bottom?

I was hoping to simply install the GDPR plug in and not worry about it, but now there are all these questions. :(

Thanks again Scott and thanks in advance for any further assistance. Enjoy your weekend.
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merlynmac Premium
Sadly it really doesn't do anything and this plugin doesn't give you an option to position it. If you want to get rid of it you can simply go to the consents tab and delete the entries in there and save your changes.
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1Summer Premium
Ok but I would still be GDPR compliant though, correct?

I do agree with you this "consent" it appears is superfluous.
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merlynmac Premium
I have it on mine..it doesn't even stop them from doing anything..at the very least it shows that I have tried to inform them...as for GDPR compliance...I"m not sure it's 100% there but it's better than nothing in my opinion.
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1Summer Premium
Thanks for all your help Scott. Enjoy your day!
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merlynmac Premium
Glad to do it.
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1Summer Premium
:)
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CandP Premium
Hello, we wanted to follow you because we see you on Live Chat a lot and really appreciate all your advice. In fact, we just did a post yesterday on WA thanking all Live Chat contributors for their help.
Prior to that we did a post which included scuba-diving which is our number 1 passion in life. We see that you share a love of the water.
Anyway, just wanted to connect. We love it here at WA and are slowly but surely getting through the training. Love the community spirit, too.
Wishing you every success.
Safe travels wherever you go. Safe diving, too!
C and P
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks! I appreciate the recognition and you’re reaching out. I love to dive and am I o sailing as well. Keep up on the training and you’ll do great!
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TRPEng Premium
Great Bio , I am sure you will have lots to offer to the WA community .
Trevor
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LesBaker53 Premium
It is site content. Does that matter?
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merlynmac Premium
So in site content you should have a drafts tab...is your work in there?
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merlynmac Premium
It's actually listed as unpublished.
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Thanks for the follow back. All the best
Candy
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dalwhu Premium
In reply to your Certification Badge...

Congratulations on completing never for I hope you’re enjoying it
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merlynmac Premium
Yes I am. Trying hard to stay on top of it and not let it slide.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Scott,

Wonderful to meet another diver. I really look forward to networking with you here.

I hope you are having lots of fun learning and I wish you much success in your online business.

Regards,
Monica
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skendrick4 Premium
Thank you for the follow, Scott.

Sheila
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you
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Thanks for your response the other day! I appreciate the feedback.
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help!
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RaniaM Premium
I am pleased to meet you.. Thanks for helping me in the live chat.. wishing you all the best
Rania
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merlynmac Premium
Nice to meet you too. I’ll help if I can any time.
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KevinOConnor Premium
Greetings,
Thank you for following me. Good luck in your journey here; may you surpass the success you seek.
Kevin
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onlineflow Premium
Thanks for Your follow, Scott
We've come to the right place!
My best to you also
Abe
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Keisi Premium
Hola Scott!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Keisi
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Scott and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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Kerjackie Premium
Hi, a pleasure to meet you on this platform. You have made a good decision to join the community in WA, the best online business marketing training.
All the best to you.
Jacqueline.
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you!
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BillandSue Premium
Hi,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and thank you for your following. Best wishes in all your endeavours.

Bill & Sue
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you!
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Belden22 Premium
Welcome. It’s great to connect with you here at WA.

Rick
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks
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1Summer Premium
Merlymac I peeked at your profile...network engineer? Would you happen to know how I can activate the email box for visitors to leave comments on my website AboutMe page? The theme I chose has a box that allows website visitors to leave comments, but I don't know how to activate it...I would like to start building my email subscribers list.
And is there a plug in that would allow me to monitor the comments before publishing them?
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merlynmac Premium
Actually it should be there by default...Take a look at your site dashboard and then go to Settings then Discussion. Under Default Article Settings check Allow people to post comments on new articles and under Other Comment Settings check Comment author must fill out name and email and then under Before a Comment Appears check Comment must be manually approved.
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merlynmac Premium
Don’t forget to save the changes at the bottom of the page!
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1Summer Premium
Excellent! I'm going to follow your input, thank you...this was driving me bats (heeheehee)...
One more question if I may? Do I need a dedicated email just for the particular website?

Thank you for answering my questions, much appreciate it, have a fantastic evening!
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merlynmac Premium
Need one, no but an email at your domain makes you look more professional vs @ gmail or yahoo, etc.
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Dhawk1 Premium
Thanks for. The follow
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merlynmac Premium
Any time. I figure the more I follow the more I’ll learn/be able to help.
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Bimby Premium
Hi and thank you for the return follow.

I wish you all the best.
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you. Keep me up to date on your progress if you don't mind.
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Astro67 Premium
Hi Merlynmac, thanks for following and I'll follow you back. Nice to meet you here in WA. I wish you all the best in your new undertaking. I'll see you around. Cheers!!!
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you! So far I’ve been having a blast!
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Tygilbert Premium
Thanks for the follow MerlynMac, nice to meet you and best wishes to your accomplishments here at W/A.
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you....I'm moving forward through the courses....So far I'm loving it!
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Tygilbert Premium
That's awesome merlynmac, you have the perfect mindset already to be winner, just keep going.
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DEversley Premium
Thanks for connecting, Scott.

I wish you great success.
David
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you and to you as well!
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spurway Premium
Hi there
Thanks for following me, It is a pleasure to connect with you here at Wealthy Affiliate.
One of the greatest things happening here is that people are open-minded and you connect with them all over the world.
Have a great day
Cheers Sylvia
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you! I hope you succeed in your ventures.
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mrronnie Premium
Hey Scott, just read your bio...great story and I think you'll love it here! ;)
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you
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Himz Premium
Hello Sir, Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope you learn and earn a lot from here :)))
All the very best :)
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks
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Louie-Gigi Premium
Thanks for following us! All the best to you here in WA!
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Best success to you here in WA!!

Jeff
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you. I figured the more I follow the more I'll learn.
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ann2016 Premium
Hi welcome to WA Premium :)
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you!
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arielharris7 Premium
Congrats on going Premium. Being at WA has completely changed my world. I wish the same for you. Please don't hesitate to message me if there is anything I can help with. I wish you great success!
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merlynmac Premium
I appreciate your support!
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HennieSteyl Premium
A warm welcome to WA Premium Scott. May your stay with us be a blessed one.
Here are a training and a post of mine that can help you on this exciting journey. Leave a comment after you read it and tell me how you feel. Hennie
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you! I will take a look at them a little later today.
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yclayton Premium
Welcome to WA Premium. This community is very supportive, encouraging and positive. I wish you all the best.

Regards,
Yvette
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you...it certainly is. I’ve lost count of how many welcomes I’ve received.
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yclayton Premium
Oh great! Glad to hear you are feeling the warmth of the community already. There's more where that came from...LOL. Have a great day / evening and weekend.
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rusik77 Premium
Hello! My congratulations!
I see you’ve got Premium. It’s really worth it. I’m with WA for several months and I can assure you this is the greatest community with strong and productive training. I’ve learned a lot and I’m moving forward toward my goal.
Wish you the best. May you succeed with your online ventures.
Ruslan
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you...I hope you exceed your goals.
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herinnelson Premium
Hi and great decision going Premium! You've now just launched your business to the moon! See you there!
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure! Glad to connect!
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Louie-Gigi Premium
Welcome to WA!! All the best to you in this great learning community! See you around!
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merlynmac Premium
I’m loving it so far.

Thanks
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Scott, nice to meet you and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at WA.
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you sir!
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success. Have a Blessed Day.
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merlynmac Premium
That’s the plan. Thanks
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FTurner8032 Premium
You’re welcome Scott, I hope that you will be able to accomplish absolutely everything you are looking for here at WA. Blessings, Frank
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alexjysmith Premium
welcome to the WA Family. Glad to have you here :)

Cheers

AJ
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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merlynmac Premium
Thanks. I’ve picked my first niche and am running with it.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent Scott! :) Great to have you here at WA and if you ever do need a hand with anything, you have an entire community of support behind you (myself included)! :)

PS. I hope you have an absolutely awesome weekend! :) Exciting times lie ahead!
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mrronnie Premium
Hi Scott,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! Great to have you on board :)

You'll probably experience a bit of information overload in the first few days. There is a lot of training and resources in here.

I suggest you start with the Online Entrepreneur Certification: If you would ever get stuck, let me know. I'm here to help!

Cheers,
Ronnie
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merlynmac Premium
Thank you!
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