Randy Poole

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  • Randy Poole replied on the discussion topic Ride-Report.com
    Nice work my friends, On the idea to promote Your business of film and the work done on Your sites - God Speed. view reply
  • the editors pick up spaces make sure You paste it after clicking the html button and also paste it in a editor like notepad++ or notepad with word wrap turned off making sure there are no extra spaces any where that should not be there then paste to... view reply
  • Hey guys! We're planning giving a turnkey paid elgg hosting service. And I'm looking for opinions. What would you look for in a Elgg host? What is the most and the least important things you look for? What would be a reasonable price? Or why...
    • Please install http://www.postgresql.org/If someones elgg really takes off You can not cluster servers with MySQL plus i hate sun.

      The future is bandwidth no one exspects unlimited but at least 500mb per month.

      Theres some really cool stat apps out now.

      Include email.

      try to make it around $5.00 to $10.00 per month to compete.

      give us access to php.ini You can use cgi so You do not have to re start apache.

      Be super cool and have 4 dns servers.

      Make ssl simple to install. ssl is a must!

      Make sure You have ssh installed.


    • My biggest concern would be security and easy patching, expecially with the mods. A solution much like how Wordpress does things would be nice but not necessary.

      A data directory that is positioned before /httpdocs and is not 777 but lower in permissions.

      Full access to mod directories and anything related to design.

      I ran two Elgg version on Rackspace server. 0.9 (hacked) due to my mistake and 1.5 still running smoothly but infested with fake accounts (Brazillian SPAM-ers).

      And I would like to use my own domain and DNS.


    • Hmm actually I don't know how a 'turnkey' elgg hosting works. Is it possible to give users full access on their network, customization ability, and still have a base installation, without users affecting each other?

      But I like postgresql. Clustering is something I may consider in future (50k active users?), and I wasn't aware that it's not possible with mysql =\

  • Randy Poole replied on the discussion topic http://www.shertonenglish.com/social/ finally launched ;) in the group General Discussion
    Hi guys. This is our new Elgg implementation, we add it to our existing site using phpBB authentication for the whole site functionality.Default language is Spanish but you can change to English by clicking the US flag. Some concept about our...


      Nice integration People!

      Not a mete tag expert but if You load these meta’s does not Your browser go to the right language? I know they help the search engine spiders.

      If You view source at Your phpBB http://www.shertonenglish.com/forum/ You will see they added these tags. 


      <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="es" xml:lang="es">

      <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
      <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="es" />


      By the way I think it is very dangers putting www.w3.org address on every web page on the internet I like to use.

      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN">


      <html xmlns=dir="ltr" lang="es" xml:lang="es">


      I realize people think I’m paranoid maybe am I’m......ran

    • Hi Randy. I'm not sure if my english is enough for understanding your point.

      <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="es" xml:lang="es">

      The lang code is put there by the php script. If you change to english those codes are changed to en_gb. If you say we can detect the language of the browser user and change it automatically, yes, we can, but it is not allways the right decision. We have thousand of US latin users that have their browsers in English, but they don't speak it and they are trying to learn it.

      About the link to w3.org, I have no idea why that could be dangerous, please explain.


    • Good point regarding Your members.

      To put one single web address like www.w3.org on every web site. A router script could easily be written to route all web traffic thru one place. You would know who is asking for the web page and where it is coming from. You would have the power to control what people see on that web page. You could remove buttons or change the content to any thing You want. This is just really a bad idea in general. They say it is so Your browser does not go into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quirks_mode i have not seen it make any difference with or without the doc type. I realize You do not get the good feeling green light of approval from the w3 when You validate. Anyway from a security angle it is just not a good idea just my opinion.

      Again Great Job on Your Site!.........ran