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Victor Leigh

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  1. Thank you, KMRock, I can see it now. Strange, though, why it's put way out there. Would have been more logical to have it under the avatar. You know, like all pertinent details in one place. Maybe Nathan can modify the plugin to show the bank balance under the avatar.
  2. Maybe the main difference between paid moderators and volunteer moderators is that you can fire the paid moderators if they are not doing their work. With the volunteer moderators, they can just walk off the job if there is too much pressure from admin or from the members.
  3. Just found something that absolutely free and very easy to use. Check it out here: http://jottit.com It's just a very simple text site but it works.
  4. Say, how about writing a bit of code to have our bank balance showing under our avatars? It's nice to see the money piling up as we post, even if it's virtual currency. Or is there already a built-in option to do that?
  5. Would it come down to the actual amount to be paid? Let's say it's just 10usd for the whole year's hosting. Would you pay for the whole year then?
  6. Hmmm, is there a command in php which will read the width of the screen automatically?
  7. Just curious. Is the 'left: 50%' the controlling factor for the placing of the footer in the code shown?
  8. Well, that offer was more than 6 months ago and it was an emergency situation. So the emergency must have been resolved already. Anyway haven't seen the OP around for some time so there's no one to ask for the latest developments.
  9. Need some groundfloor information. Currently how many ways are there of earning virtual currency? I suggest that we have a virtual currency trading section where members who need virtual currency in a hurry can offer to buy them from other members for cash. The exchange rate should be left to the market forces. If we have such a virtual currency trading section then those members who are active but haven't found anything they like to buy can still sell their virtual currency for cash. I also suggest making it only WTB so that it will be a sellers market by making the buyers put their offer
  10. That's fast work, Nathan. Now I am going to talk to the rest of my team and see about using your voice server as an audio conferencing device.
  11. Thank you, Danny.Bomb. I think that's a good way to find out. A cloud server is supposed to be scalable on demand in real time. I am on a host using OnApp. Do you know anything about that? It's supposed to be a cloud server but a modified version where changes in resources, although can be done on the spot, are normally done from the start of each billing cycle because the services are paid for in advance, for one month.
  12. Whoa, sounds like a horror story. From what you have just said, every webmaster should take a course in Web Security 101 before getting started. Otherwise they are leaving themselves open to abuse. Right?
  13. I won? That's the best thing to wake up to. Thank you, Nathan. How about the usual cash in lieu? Do you still have my Paypal id? btw when are you starting the virtual currency system? The community is growing now and it's good to keep up with the momentum.
  14. Besides you would also be having a good weekend of fun with your real life friends. You know, posting on the same forum while sitting around the same table can be a lot of fun. You can discuss what kind of threads and posts you want to make before you put them in the forum. Sort of like what professional wrestlers do before they enter the ring.
  15. Unlimited? Then it's a great buy. I think I will contact the other members of my team and see if they are interested in some kind of audio conferencing facility. How many users can be online at any one time? As many as the server slots which are paid for?
  16. Just had a look. The prices are very reasonable. A thought just occurred to me. Those voice servers can also be sold to people who work as a team but are physically located all over the world. Using a voice server is certainly a lot cheaper than making phone calls. Are there any bandwidth restrictions?
  17. Yes, that's a very good idea. It would be good to give your forum a kickstart by rounding up a group of real life friends and have some kind of posting party over the weekends. Everyone brings their laptops. You supply the drinks and snacks. Then you all go chasing each other's posts all over the forum. btw I have been trying out HootSuite Pro. That one has the bulk scheduling tool and it works. You can try the Pro version for free for 30 days, no obligations.
  18. There are actually some hosts which do not have any monthly options, especially for their low-end plans. From my experience, I have only come across a shared hosting provider that allows its clients to pay by the month for the smallest plan, at 1usd per month. I have just heard a sad story from a friend who was using a very good service run by a one-man show. Until the company got sold. And his troubles began. Now if he had paid for a full year's hosting, then he's really out of luck.
  19. Myself, I always pay for my hosting on a monthly basis. Even when there is a discount for paying by the year. That's mainly because I have very little faith in the long-term prospects of anything in cyber space and I like to keep my options open. However I do know that some people would pay for a whole year's worth of hosting. How about you? And why do you choose your period of payment?
  20. Really? In that case, what is your opinion of this design? 90s? 60s?
  21. Hmmm, now that you have explained it, it sounds like something worth exploring. Now, I have a very limited knowledge of php. So please bear with me while I try to get my head round this PDO thing. Does it work like a routing kind of thing?
  22. Ideally, I think a webmaster should also be knowledgeable about server administration. Of course, this is not always possible. A webmaster can be good at developing a site from the aspects of marketing and promotion but he may not have the knowhow and experience to fiddle with things under the hood, so to say. So what do you think? How much does a webmaster need to know about server administration? Can he, for example, make do without knowing anything at all about about what's going on under his site?
  23. 500usd a month from less than 100 unique visits per day? Let me do some simple arithmetic. Make it a round 100 uniques per day and you will have 3000 uniques per month. Round the income up to 600usd and you will get an average of 00.20usd income per unique. If you are selling affiliated products, which normally give you a 10% commission, to be on the generous side, then you will be selling products worth about 2usd to the uniques. 2usd of product sold to every single unique visitor every day. That's quite a feat. So what's the secret?
  24. If I don't use it, I am a fool?!!! Isn't that a bit harsh? Since you have brought it up, what exactly happens if I don't use it? Will my coding fall apart if I don't use it?
  25. Many years ago, when I was first starting on this hosting thing, I looked around for a free host, too, to learn about webhosting. The best I have found is offered by Stonerocket.net. They are a post-to-host service. However their requirement is very low. Just 10 posts. And only one time. Somehow they managed to survive because I just checked and saw that they are still very much alive. They have no ads on the free sites, but I always put their badge on out of simple courtesy. Plus their servers do work very well. One other thing, posting on their forums has a built-in bonus. Since they
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