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Hey Mike,

Perhaps you could edit your RR's to point something like bb.celicasupra.com at the bullitin board's URL, since I find myself typing celicasupra.com, and then clicking to get to the bb. Just a thought.

This kind of depends on who you use for a nameserver and if they let you write your own RR's in my experience.

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Sten,

I know I'm going out on a limb here...but....

Have you considered bookmarking this url: http://www.celicasupra.com/phpBB2/ in your browser?

I mean, instead of us a creating sub domain so it's easier for you to find the forum...how about you just bookmark the exact URL.

Ya know? :wink:
 

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My mistake, this isnt the suggestion box, this is the patronizing reply box.
 

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My mistake, this isnt the suggestion box, this is the patronizing reply box.
Sten,

Whoa...wait. :wink: Back the truck up a minute.

If you read what I'm saying in my message, I'm NOT slamming you. I'm mearly trying to comprehend your logic, and I offered a sensible solution.

Essentially what you want Sten, is for:

1) Me to create a subdomain called http://bb.celicasupra.com then...
2) You want me to move the forum to this new location...
3) Because it would be easier for you to type http://bb.celicasupra.com compared to http://celicasupra.com/phpBB2

I don't understand the benefit in this. I wasn't trying to "patronize" you...but what you're wanting serves no purpose. I mean, subdomains are good for organizational purposes, like when a company has several main product lines like http://phones.fredselectronics.com or something like that.

It really makes more sense for you to bookmark the exact URL of the forum and problem is solved.

One additional note...if you are going to offer a suggestion in the suggestion box, that's great...but bro...expect to see an intelligent/educated reply to your suggestion too ok?

Unless that is not what you were looking for.
 

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If you read what I'm saying in my message, I'm NOT slamming you. I'm mearly trying to comprehend your logic, and I offered a sensible solution.
Sorry, maybe I was just overly tired, but it sure does sound like you didnt take the time to consider it. eh? :?

1) Me to create a subdomain called http://bb.celicasupra.com then...
2) You want me to move the forum to this new location...
3) Because it would be easier for you to type http://bb.celicasupra.com compared to http://celicasupra.com/phpBB2
That's the meat of it yes. The exact URL is unimportant. Here's a couple suggestions:

xx.celicasupra.com
board.celicasupra.com
forum.celicasupra.com

We can take a poll if you care to.

My mistake though, you dont need to do jack shit to the nameserver. Just use this general format (see below) in Apache's prefs to set up VirtualHosts to make this work, not "move the forum" in some grand pain... jeez, that's why we use *NIX right?

ServerName server.domain.tld

NameVirtualHost *

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /www/domain
ServerName www.domain.tld
...
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /www/subdomain
ServerName www.sub.domain.tld
...
</VirtualHost>
And hey, it wont even break bookmarks, they will still work! I'm no guru, and it only took me 5 min to find the solution on Google and then another 5 to implement it as a test on my server.

I don't understand the benefit in this. I wasn't trying to "patronize" you...but what you're wanting serves no purpose. I mean, subdomains are good for organizational purposes, like when a company has several main product lines like http://phones.fredselectronics.com or something like that.
See that blanket "serves no purpose" statement tickles my angry/offended bone.

The exact reasons that you think it is useless and dismiss offhandedly is the same ones that makes me think it is useful. Organization and ease of use.

Perhaps take groups.yahoo.com, mail.yahoo.com, or board.whatevercaryoucanthinkof.com as examples... you begin typing a URL and in 3-5 keystrokes or less you have what you want.

The current alternatives are:

I start typing "www.cel". Netscape or IE finds the site and fills that URL, then I can click or use an arrow key to deselect the text, and then begin typing "phpBB2", which will finally give me what I want.

Not to mention since you use UNIX to host this, if you just plunge through and type http://www.celicasupra.com/phpbb2/ you get a 404, since it's case sensitive, and oops I forgot to capitalize my letters. Gimme a break!

So inevitably, I just type "www.cel" the rest of the URL pops up and I hit enter and then click through the main site into the board. Inelegant and sloppy compared to the alternative.

It really makes more sense for you to bookmark the exact URL of the forum and problem is solved.
I guess it's vaguely easier for you is what you mean.

Certainly, I have bookmarked it, but with several hundreds of bookmarks to scroll through (even in an organized folderized format) it's still much slower and less elegant than to type 2-3 letters and hit enter. Especially for something used on a daily basis.

It should also be mentioned that if Mike is ever forced to migrate the board to a seperate machine, it will make life simpler if there is direct URL that everyone is already using, rather than doing re-directs and breaking links.

One additional note...if you are going to offer a suggestion in the suggestion box, that's great...but bro...expect to see an intelligent/educated reply to your suggestion too ok?

Unless that is not what you were looking for.
I wasnt miffed because I believed that I got an intellegent and/or educated reply.

So why not spend 5 min editing httpd.conf and I can type the first two letters of the URL, and you can use your bookmarks to your heart's content.

:) Look! We'll all be happy then! :)

-Sten
 

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Sten,

I read your reply. Then I read it again. My head hurts now.

I'm going to let Malloy deal with this. If you can convince him that this is something we need to do, then...by all means go for it.

I know why you feel this is a good idea. I will keep the rest of my opinions to myself, because there's no point in repeating them.

Rather than be accused of being politically-incorrect and "tickling your angry/offended bone", I'm going to hand this off to the guy that owns the domain.

Stephen
 

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Here is the deal.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 189375 Apr 2 19:22 httpd.conf

I think that says it all :D Good idea tho, maybey we can set it up with the actual ISP. No need for bad feelings guys :)

ok, it redirects: forums.celicasupra.com

Not exactly what we want...but its 1/2 way there.
 

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Here is the deal.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 189375 Apr 2 19:22 httpd.conf

I think that says it all :D Good idea tho, maybey we can set it up with the actual ISP. No need for bad feelings guys :)

ok, it redirects: forums.celicasupra.com

Not exactly what we want...but its 1/2 way there.
Works great Mike! Thanks a lot.
 

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You know you could always have just edited your local 'hosts' file, Sten. :D
 

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Thanks for the link. I just added 'em all.

I used to do that but stopped -- now with this groovy list I can do it again. :)
 

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usul42 said:
If you read what I'm saying in my message, I'm NOT slamming you. I'm mearly trying to comprehend your logic, and I offered a sensible solution.
Sorry, maybe I was just overly tired, but it sure does sound like you didnt take the time to consider it. eh? :?

1) Me to create a subdomain called http://bb.celicasupra.com then...
2) You want me to move the forum to this new location...
3) Because it would be easier for you to type http://bb.celicasupra.com compared to http://celicasupra.com/phpBB2
SNIP
Just as an aside, my browser shows - http://www.celicasupra.com/~mikecs/phpBB2
but the other day -
http://www.celicasupra.com/phpBB2
 
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