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Re: Google and indexing
  • 2004/6/26 21:05

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I've done very well with XOOPS and Google so far, even briefly cracking a PR7 during the last update, hopefully next time if I get off my butt and update in once in awhile I'll keep it after the next Google dance.

Still, I know I could do better if every page had a real title as you say but (edit) which method of renaming page titles I've seen in links here so far works best with the least impact on the site?



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Weird problem with caching
  • 2004/6/25 4:30

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Haven't had this happen before and not sure how to easily phrase a search question for this, but I could not pull up my home page suddenly this morning, yet the links to specific articles and modules all still worked.

I telnetted in and restarted the http daemon which usually solves my problems, somewhere I have a module that doesn't terminate it's processes so I have to manually restart every so often but that usual fix-all didn't help.

A call to my rather large hosting provider got me an interesting troubleshooting session in that the tech knew XOOPS and actually tried to rewrite my index.php file among other things but it didn't work. Above and beyond the call of duty no doubt but I thought that was a good sign of how XOOPS was growing.

Anyway, I solved the problem and got the site back up by ftp'ing in and deleting the files in my cache folder, figuring maybe the cached copy was corrupted somehow and I got lucky, but does anyone know what would cause that? This isn't the first time I've had to clear the cache folder via ftp to get the site moving, although this is the first time it suddenly stopped, usually it gradually slows down to a crawl until I clear that out. Any ideas why this is happening or what I can do to prevent it?



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Re: CompTia A+ Certification
  • 2004/6/11 22:26

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I got the A+ in 98, you don't need to spend any money except on the test itself if you don't want to. Everything you need to know you can find on the net, there are plenty of free sites full of the info you need to learn as well as practice questions. Your best bet is to buy a study guide with maybe some practice tests on CD-Rom, go through the book thoroughly and every night or whenever you have free time, study a sheet of practice questions that you will carry wherever you go. Of course do all the hands on parts that you can too and try to understand everything rather than just memorize it, and you'll pass.

Same for the MCSE, there are a gazillion prep sites out there. With the MCSE, take one test at a time rather than trying to cram for them all at once, but before you take any try to get a working background of all of them you plan to take. Then concentrate on each individual test, every two or three weeks is a good schedle if you have the time, it's better to do them kind of fast because you retain the info from the previos tests better, and it will come up again somewhere. When you can go through a fresh set of practice questions and sample tests with high scores everytime, you are ready. If you have the desire and discipline to study you can do it for next to nothing.



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Re: Surpass Hosting - "Friends are not forever" or "Babuschka syndrom"
  • 2004/5/22 17:25

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Quote:
My, and you do sing such a song, little birdie
Couldn't give two hoots whether you like what I say, or if you posted more on this forum than me, but out of curiosity: why do you take umbrage at my honest attempts to let everyone know that surpass is really a subsidiary of hosdime?


Because you obviously are not a participant in the working world of grown-ups, or you'd understand why this is perhaps the stupidest topic I've read here. At work, my division spun off from my company 4 months ago and beame a subsidiary, and then last week our entire company was sold, so in 4 months we've added two layers of ownership to our operation, where we do networking and security for the federal government and Las Vegas casinos. If they were concerned about layers of ownership, I think they'd let us know.

You should maybe take a few years off of posting publicly to lose your "green" hue before running off at the mouth like that, people work hard for their livelyhoods and it's just sad watching some ignoramus try to ruin them over concepts he clearly does not comprehend nor that are even relevant.



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Re: need a module that allows users to submit articles
  • 2004/5/22 5:13

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The basic news module is perfect for that and is the core of my site. I would suggest using a different module for announcements and turning nes over to the function you want. There are many modules that would do a great job of displaying your announcements, all of which would free you from wasting the great user submission feature and ease of use of the news module on just an admin only posting section.



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Re: Surpass Hosting - "Friends are not forever" or "Babuschka syndrom"
  • 2004/5/22 4:59

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That was shameless!

I liked the look of their offerings though and ordered a basic site to try out for a customer I want to separate from my server. Looks very good so far, very fast, efficient, and extremely easy to set up, much more so than my present much larger host(CI)who is getting the boot at the end of my year contract. Within 5 minutes I signed up, paid, got into my cpanel and set up the customers email accounts. Very nice!



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Re: hostnexus.com bans xoops !!!
  • 2004/5/8 16:33

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Hmmm, If they rashly banned XOOPS (or any script) for over a year because of something they didn't understand and didn't bother to check out, and they waited until someone noticed to do anything about it, I think it's probably still a host to avoid. What else will they not bother to look into before acting on?

Then to come on here in a PR capacity and start pointing fingers at others for rashness... Pot, meet kettle. I'm not really sure that is a company I'd want to work with. Just my 2c.



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Re: Google Indexing
  • 2004/4/29 3:48

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I don't know if I can live without the caching feature to support this fix but I may consider it until an upgrade or hack covers this need.

Xoops does seem to play well with Google however, I actually feel I have an advantage in Google indexing vs. my competitors which is contrary to commonly held opinions of CMS driven sites. They seem to love having fresh content to parse via the RSS feed, everything I throw on it is immediately added to Google News. But I know that even considering that, there is a need to properly index articles to draw in readers to your topic and site through random SE queries. Crossing my fingers...



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Re: Tiny Content Help Requested!
  • 2004/4/28 4:59

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I hope I'm not asking something you've already checked but are you editing your default template rather than your working template?



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Re: Google Indexing
  • 2004/4/28 4:47

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Thank you Karuna, I didn't really know how to phrase that question

That is a tremendous help!






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