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  1. I'm not sure if this is in the correct board or not, so feel free to move it. I'm looking at starting up an IRC srever for some people I know. I know you can't run IRC from regular web hosts, so you have to have a dedicated IRC host account. I'm wondering if anyone here knows of anywhere that they would recommend. In case anyone is confused, I'm looking at accounts like what these guys offer (h**p://www.alcatrazmedia.com/hosting/ircd.php?id=15 ...Sorry to link another host, but their web hosting has nothing on TCH and I don't think TCH offers IRC hosting. But mods feel free to remove the link if it breaks any rules.) Thanks.
  2. Thanks Rob. After reading the first 40 pages or so of their install manual (it's about 140 pages), I think I'll plan to use this. It seems to allow for complete site flexibility since they are separate from your pages, but at the same time you can customize the colors and images they use. I think what sold me is that they allow people to pay via credit card without actually being Paypal members. Thumbs Up If anyone else has any advice or thoughts, please post them. I'm just starting with even designing the site, so it's not like this decision is final or anything. - Christopher
  3. Has anyone here used Paypal's Shopping Cart? Any thoughts on it one way or the other? If so, can you verify for me that it is basically independent of my site, so I could create my store and then add it as almost an afterthought? I would really like to be able to design my site in CSS and many of the shopping carts I am seeing do not work easily with pure CSS formatting (ie. no tables).
  4. Ugh... everything I'm looking at sugests using javascript to open new windows. Anyone know of another way or shall I simply be sticking to transitional xhtml for now. Since this was my only error with strict, I'm not too worried about it.
  5. I'm attempting to learn CSS and XHTML by retooling one of my sites. I have it to the point that it is valid with transitional XHTML, but not strict. I have no problem using transitional on my site, but for learning, I'd like to know the differences. I'm only getting one error at the moment, but I don't know what to do with it. In my page, I use target="_blank" to have links to other sites open in a new window as opposed to having the person leave my site. Apparantly this is an old attribute and is no longer valid. I'm sure I just don't know where to look yet, but what is the new attribute for what I want to do? (Or what do I put in the css to make it open in a new window.)
  6. Awesome guys. You all rock. Thanks a ton.
  7. I'm not sure if this should be over in the 'looking for' forum or here, so feel free to move it whereever. I'm trying to find out what font these icons are using. We use them on our site for news posts and need to make some more, but the woman who made them for me is scarce because of college and I can't get up with her. Do any of you recogize them? I know she does much of her work in Photoshop, so could it be a PS font (does PS even have it's own fonts)? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  8. Well, currently I'm only playing Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo. But the guys in my clan play some bf:1942 and FFXI. We're really looking forward to Soldner, World of Warcraft, and Battlefield: Vietnam.... and Warhammer Online.... and if they can get their beta act together, Joint Operations.
  9. Was it? I thought I remember reading about it in the new section. Maybe it was updated... or maybe the thing I was reading about was mistaken (that's what I get for not reading it directly on google's site).
  10. Lol, I came to this thread thinking it was something bad that I would have to argue against. I was like "TCH is easy to use, what do you mean 'impossible'?!?!?!" Oh well, glad I was mistaken. Rock Sign
  11. Has anyone tried the new updated toolbar from google? There's a new feature that you can turn on that allows you to vote for sites. I thought I read something about your votes tying into what you searched on (so you can rate the results you get), but I can't tell how to do that. Anyone have any insight on exactly what this does or how it could affect things? Could it possibly be enough to matter? Or are they simply collecting data to tell them if their newest algorithm is crap or not?
  12. Used to use AIM and ICQ. I'm exclusively on MSN now though (mainly because it gives me email alerts).
  13. Wow, uhm.. yeah... I'll be sure to read that in the morning when I'm not half asleep. I'm sure it'll make sense then. Thanks again.
  14. Cool deal. Before they were using webmail, but now they have switched. I'll just make sure they have copies of what they need (from before they switched to forwarded email) before I delete their accounts. Thanks!
  15. Wow, I really like that.
  16. Ok, related question. So I have a couple of guys who have addresses with our site, but I just forward their email to another account (like their yahoo accounts or whatever). Can I just delete their email accounts then and the mail server will still see the forward so they can get their mail (even though the mail address I'm forwarding from doesn't exist anymore)?
  17. Ok. We just opened these pages to the public, so that's good to know.
  18. Inktomi Slurp This bot is by far the largest of the spiders that search my site (996 hits vs 45 by googlebot). While this is fine at the moment, I plan to open up some image galleries shortly and if this bot hits them like it is hitting my site now, it's going to rip my bandwidth apart. Here's my quesetion (well, three). Is Inktomi too important a bot for me to just ban it with a robots.txt file? If not, is this the correct format for that file? >User-agent: Inktomi Slurp Disallow: / If it is too important.... since my image galleries will all be seen only from the same image viewing template, would it work for me to just put the robot metatag into the image browser page to keep this bot out of my images? Or would I need to add each of my image folders to my robots.txt file? Or am I confused somewhere (which would not surprise me at all )?
  19. Are the parent_id's correct in the table? Like, since pocket tools is 30, then the parent_id for your two subs (31 and 32) should also be 30.
  20. Ah, so it's a widespread issue. Dang. If I had time, I'd load up a copy of it in a test folder somewhere, but I don't really. Sorry. If anything profound comes to me, I'll throw it your way. Just a thought. (well, two) The one place I could see it screwing up the easiest is with the counter somewhere. Two possibilities (since you are working with it, you can better say if either of these are possible with the way they have it set up).... One is that it wants all of the main categories at the front of the list. While it shouldn't matter at all, maybe it's got a quirk somewhere. The other one is more possible, though it shouldn't be a problem at all if I'm reading their database query correctly. They may want all of the subcategories for a given category directly behind it in number. Like the ones after knives are 2-whatever. Maybe for camping (which is 19) it needs 20 through whatever. That would be a total counter screwup on their part, but that's just a random thought off the top of my head.
  21. Ok, here's the deal. I have several people who write articles and things for me. Currently, they post their stuff or send it to me and I put it into a template I use for the pages and look at it. This sometimes shows that my guys have put in images or tables or whatever that bork my layout and they have to go in and fix it. I've posted on our forum a copy of the template I use (with css and images and whatnot), so they can take it offline and work in that. That's working fine, but I want something better for the one's who are confused by all that editing nonsense and by table sizes and such. So here's what I'm thinking... ready? I want a page with a single textarea. I want the user to simply paste whatever they have into that textarea and press a button. I then want the page to load with their text (which may include HTML) in my template. I don't want it to save it or anything fancy, I just want them to be able to see it before they send it to me. I may be dreaming, but what I'm thinking is to simply call my template from that button and in the correct location in the template code, have it echo the text that the user put into the text area. Here's my question (assuming the above doesn't send off any flags with anyone)... what's the best way to do that? A simple post from a form? I could be sending a lot of text between these pages (some of our guys are long winded), so I'm looking for the most efficient way to do this. The only major problem I'm seeing is that their images will have to be hosted before they can use this if they are using images. But I'll deal with that later (there are a couple of us with server access, so getting their images uploaded shouldn't be too big a problem... I hope). Any thoughts?
  22. Ok, I see that there is a table. I clicked on knife and then on camping to compare the source of the pages that are being output. Basically, knife gives you a listing such as... ><a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/" class="headerNavigation"></a> <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_18" class="headerNavigation">Accessories</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_13" class="headerNavigation">Boot</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_2" class="headerNavigation">Butterfly</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_9" class="headerNavigation">Collector</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_7" class="headerNavigation">Combat</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_15" class="headerNavigation">Dagger</a> | <a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/1_10" class="headerNavigation">Diving</a> | Camping gives you.... ><a href="http://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/" class="headerNavigation"></a> That means it's calling the show_subcategories method at least. But it's probably passing in incorrect values. Because the knives section works, I'm wary to say there's anything wrong with the code itself. I would look into your database table to start with and make sure your categories_id and parent_id values are correct for anything except the knives.
  23. Well, I've never used or really looked at osCommerce, so forgive any dumb questions I ask. How is the category and sub category listings stored? It's there a table somewhere? I ask because of the way the links appear to work. From first glance, the main headings are single numbers (like 'Knives' is 1, 'Camping' is 19), and the sub categories are two sets of numbers (like 'dagger' is 1_15), with it's main cetegory being the first number. But then if I go to 2 directly (just typing h**p://www.knifeandblade.com/shop/index.php/cPath/2 into the address bar), I get to butterfly knives, which is the same as going to 1_2 (the subcategory). Something seems odd about that, but it may just be osCommerce. Anyone know for sure? I'm looking at the page output and comparing that to the source... will try to post something in a few minutes.
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