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  1. Thanks for the warning, Mike.


    Just as a precaution for those that aren't sure... you can always reply to the sender and ask if they meant to send the suspect message. This is also good for those unexpected emails from friends and coworkers with attachments that are iffy... let the sender know your reason for caution and simply ask them to verify the validity of the email.

  2. Content analysis details: (5.6 points, 5.0 required)


    pts rule name description

    ---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------

    0.3 NO_REAL_NAME From: does not include a real name

    0.1 RCVD_IN_SORBS RBL: SORBS: sender is listed in SORBS

    [ listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net]

    2.5 RCVD_IN_DYNABLOCK RBL: Sent directly from dynamic IP address

    [ listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net]

    0.8 PRIORITY_NO_NAME Message has priority setting, but no X-Mailer

    1.8 INVALID_MSGID Message-Id is not valid, according to RFC 2822




    Nothing about it is unusual.

    I checked sorbs and it is only listed because of the type of IP address, which has become more and more pevalent in block lists over the last few years.


    The one thing that the techs around here could look into is the message ID part... why would our servers not be forming proper message IDs?


  3. Mainly, you will want to guide folks to the main page. cached pages below that can confuse searchers.

    Some engines sort based on how many times the term is repeated in the page (or meta tags), while others will pop it up based on the location of the search criteria in the list of meta tags you have. This means that the engine will put you at a higher "hit" for having the word gryfalia first in your list of tags, while it will place a lower hit if Roth is later in the stream of tags.


    The best bet is to try and optimize for one of the more popular search engines like Google, dogpile or metacrawler. There is typically information, even though it can be cryptic, on how to optimize for their engine located on the company's site.

    Another good way to position is alt text for your images. Place the search tags there for the engines that look fdor word count in the html body instead of in the meta info in the head of the doc. I have used that several times to bump up sites. The drawback to this is when someone hovers over the image, imagine the blob of text they are going to get ;)


    I would NOT advise you to subscribe to a search optimizer software or service unless you are running a business and nee to truly be at the top of the search.


    Good Luck.


  4. you know... I feel like an idjit at this point. I was sitting here racking my brain trying to figure out what it could have been, but simply could not come up with anything that was simple. I was shooting in the dark looking for hard evidence instead of linking issues.


    Thanks MG for the answer!


    <~~~~going to crawl back in his hole in the ground and think about the KISS principle he seems to have forgotten.

  5. You could just save yourself a bundle and rent a paddleboat at Tempe Town Lake!

    That's great... but I think my wife would kill me... I would spend the saved dough on the Jeep (or expect ha;f of it for said cause).


    And it's Tempe Town Puddle... get it right :) LOL

  6. sa'right... not many people have heard of it. It is a stepping stone between photoshop (still 2d, but with perspective abilities) and 3D Studio... the one that makes the movies you see on the big screen... and costs as much as the budget of one.


    C4D is by Maxon and is a great product for 3d design and rendering. As I said, I have barely scratched the surface of it. But, here is a panther done in the program


  7. Oh, I am not against going to NASA at all. I have been to the one in FL before and it was pretty cool. I would love to go see where some of my hard work was put to use (part of the launch pad control system was a project I worked on about 4 years ago). Astroworld is a totally different story. After Disney World and many of the Six Flags parks, it is hard to compare.

  8. My wife and I are planning on taking a cruise from Galveston TX in October of this year.

    I, personally, want a cruise that will be fun for both of us, and she is looking at the cruise as a small part of a bigger vacation (Astroworld... yuck, and NASA while in TX).

    The above is sorta a moot statement... just venting.


    However, for those of you who have taken cruises in the past, can you walk me through the registration and boarding process, as well as the arrival back at port at the end of the trip?


    trying to figure out what we should expect.



  9. Well, I think I'm going to spoil the show <evil grin, much like HG's evil luagh>

    BG posted a statement proclaiming his pride in reaching Distant Family status and told us to note the title he now had.

    HG replied to him with a rather evil laugh, that was all. However, it seems that BG's title had mysteriously been altered to something none of us was able to comprehend. The Monkey Guru title has been bestowed upon him and, much like a birthmark is something that only plastic surgery could change, and HG is the surgeon.

    My vote, proclaim your pride when you reach a higher level of family member status and get a title which HG sees fit for you. :lol:



  10. This could be due to your FTP client.

    try this:

    Go into FTP and see if you have a directory called "/" if so, go under this directory and see if the pages are there. If they are, rename the directory, change the page locally and upload again. Go to your site and compare the seemingly correct page, then type in the newly renamed directory path and look at the supposed-to-be modified page for the changes.

    If they do exist, you need to find out which is the correct page (check modified dates of pages you did not change in the alternate directory) and remove the alternates as well as the "/" directory.


    Good Luck

  11. I have only been here a short time as well. While I had some fun figuring out cPanel at first (was just so used to no control over a site unless it was a dedicated server), everything has gone smoothly for me.

    Having been with several hosts in the past, TCH is such a refreshing and welcome change. No other host is so friendly, willing to help or honest about what is going on. Case in point: the server status forum... you normally have to find out that you are down or something else and talk to 3 or 4 different techs before you know anything... and even then it was typically just some canned response.

    I have told everyone I have contact with in my professional and personal life that they should consider changing or starting a hosting acct with TCH. I just like it here that much. :Rock Sign:


    In my short time, I have become active in the boards, mostly in Off Topic discussions, but also in some of the help areas... trying to help others where possible. Many hosting companies discourage customers from talking to each other and will only provide flagship customers as references. The candid discussions allowed at the TCH forums are a recurring tribute to TCH's standard of keeping happy customers. They have nothing to hide or fear due to the exceptional service, and it shows in the forums.


    If this person is serious, they should validate their statement with some sort of reason as to why it was not their choice. A bland statement of "it ain't for me" is acceptable, but could definitely use a little explainationfor the masses. If something is wrong here, don't just fire and forget a complaint... see if the company is willing to work with you to right the perceived wrong. This is true for ANY company you deal with.


    Thanks Bill and TCh for making this a place where you can speak your mind, even if it isn't the popular belief. And thanks to the many TCH clients that are willing to listen to a difference of opinions. And thanks to all for making attempts to offer up assistance or guidance to the truth of the matters posted.

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