Sc'Eric (aka darkFIN)
darkfin6012 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 9 09:12:20 EDT 2006
I sat on this for a week to see if I'd read it any differently... I think you guys got waaay too defensive about a playful little comment that was intended to be useful. Granted, I understand that emoticons will never substitute for a real human body--esp. in bed--but c'mon. The remainder of the post should've clued you in to my intentions. In any case, I apologise for any miscomm...
What I should've said (but neglected to) was how on several occasions the site would be there one minute and gone the next on reload. Yes, I know you already understand the situation and I understand that. [!?] But I still wanted to make it clear that I was not trying to be confrontational with you guys about the site you provide. Of course, it's hosted by people in the scene and with their own money. That's the way these things usually work. And it's obvious that you've put a lot of time into it. But I see no reason to get confrontational about one simple comment about something you might've had no control over whatsoever.
When the [DeusProject] guys in State College were using a different hosting company--when they actually had a useful website--the servers were constantly going down. That's when the webmaster started soliciting other people's help to keep track of when it was going down--so that he could bitch to the hosting company and demand reimbursement. If this was the case for you guys, I'd have offered the same help, esp. considering that I'm on the web when a lot of people are asleep. No need to be paying for a service you're not receiving.
That is all.
gwen <gwenix at gmail.com> wrote: On 4/1/06, Sc'Eric (aka darkFIN) wrote:
> As for the "bare" PghGoth.com thing.... I was ASS-u-ME-ing that was simply
> the way the webmaster had things mapped--which, from what I understand,
> would be a simple fix. There were times when you HAD to type the www.
> These days, it's mostly unnecessary. And the some folks might assume that
> it's NEVER necessary... which could lead to a decrease in new online users
> and (hence) event-goers....
The reason it works in the cases it does is when www.domain maps to
the same server as domain -- in that case it's a simple ServerAlias in
the Apache configuration. In the case of pghgoth.com, pghgoth.com is
going to an entirely different server than www.pghgoth.com (and the
server for pghgoth.com itself is down right now, as explained before)
and needs a bit more work to get it to redirect to www.pghgoth.com.
When I get pghgoth.com's machine back up, I'll try to find the time to
get that redirect going.... but honestly, it's not high on my list of
Plus, I invite you to go to http://pitt.edu and see if that works.
Not all places allow the bare domain without the www, for similar
reasons to why we haven't had it.
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