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lazyt

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I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« on August 23rd, 2012, 10:32 PM »
You ever have an idea but then you can't figure out a search query to ask how?

I run a few tool forums. Spanners not bands.

The members collect and pdf early tool catalogs.

My question is there a script that would let me set up a central point to host them at? They would be on a different server then the forums.

It would ready be nice if they could look at them online as well.

Also I would prefer to just have staff be able to upload or approve them for download.

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #1, on August 24th, 2012, 12:44 AM »
Aeva Media does all of that, AFAIK. (Version 2.1x at least.)
And Wedge, of course. :P
If you're going to host on a different server, you'll have to provide a download link after uploading by FTP or something. Otherwise I don't really see how it could work...

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #2, on August 24th, 2012, 03:28 AM »
Hosting on a different server basically means you couldn't really handle approval unless they had the relevant upload details. It would just be easiest to use Aeva Media.
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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #3, on August 24th, 2012, 03:41 AM »
See what I mean about not being able to explain the idea?

I had thought of Aeva but the guys on the sites never used anything but the embedding functions so I never bought the full version before it was merged into Wedge.

I was just thinking about doing a stand alone site and linking to it from the forums. I have a VPS account I've just been playing with relearning server setups. Eh I'm not making any sense even to my self. I could easily host them on either of the forums. I'm just paranoid and like to spread things out to prevent failure points.

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #6, on August 24th, 2012, 06:45 PM »
"“Actually of the free version can handle the files it will work fine. "

I have to admit I never really played with Aeva too find out every thing it could do.

Sigh another learning curve to beat. Actually it sounds like fun. 

Thanks guys, I posted this since I knew I had myself confused trying to make things too complex. It's a character fault of mine.

You did exactly what I had hoped for and pointed out a direction.


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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #9, on August 24th, 2012, 09:40 PM »
Quote from lazyt on August 24th, 2012, 07:30 PM
The amount of dedication it took amazes me. Then you had to deal with the users.
Lol, I was one of those that suffered the 'Wrath of Nao' for asking[1] a simple question!

But still I stuck with him because, like you say, his dedication, let alone his skills in producing amazing applications[2], is incredible!

I really can't wait to get my hands on Wedge![3]
 1. What I thought was!
 2. Even though he is sometimes a grumpy bastard!
 3. Thanks to Pete too!

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #10, on August 24th, 2012, 09:42 PM »
Note that both Nao and I get full of wrath not because of simple questions. It's never just because of a simple question.

The usual cause is when it's a simple question that has already been answered and no effort has been put in ahead of asking, e.g. it's in the FAQ, or a simple search will definitely find it. Or, worst of all, you've managed to ignore the 18pt high, bold, bright red letters and still proceed to carry out the operation, and are then surprised (or even full of self-righteous wrath) when it doesn't work as expected.

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #11, on August 24th, 2012, 10:08 PM »
I'll admit I am bad about trying the do not do stuff just to see what happens.

But I do it on a spare computer here at the house. Not on a production server.

Some of the stuff I read on support forums saddens me for the future of the human race.

I love the ones on the hosting forums where they are crying about the servers being shut down 21 days after the due date.

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #12, on August 24th, 2012, 10:31 PM »
Quote from Arantor on August 24th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Note that both Nao and I get full of wrath not because of simple questions. It's never just because of a simple question.

The usual cause is when it's a simple question that has already been answered and no effort has been put in ahead of asking, e.g. it's in the FAQ, or a simple search will definitely find it. Or, worst of all, you've managed to ignore the 18pt high, bold, bright red letters and still proceed to carry out the operation, and are then surprised (or even full of self-righteous wrath) when it doesn't work as expected.
Mine wasn't quite that bad, or simple, but I still had to crawl away and die somewhere! lol (It was a steep learning curve which has now been learnt! :ph34r:

(Can I just say that a lot of the smilies come up in French when hovering) (waits for 'wrath')

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #13, on August 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM »
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I'll admit I am bad about trying the do not do stuff just to see what happens.

But I do it on a spare computer here at the house. Not on a production server.
I do that too. Again I do it on a spare computer and I do so knowing full well it's likely going to be messy. Doing it because of not being bothered enough to read the advice put in front of you, or thinking it does not apply to you is going to cause a LOT of frustration.
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Some of the stuff I read on support forums saddens me for the future of the human race.
Did you see the thread where I was flat out called clueless?
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Mine wasn't quite that bad, or simple, but I still had to crawl away and die somewhere! lol (It was a steep learning curve which has now been learnt! :ph34r:
I credited you with a bit more intelligence than to ask a really straightforward question :)
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(Can I just say that a lot of the smilies come up in French when hovering)
Sure you can, because it's true. Customised smileys, as such, get input in the language of the person creating them. There's no multi-language support by definition for such things.

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Re: I know what. I can't figure out how to ask how.
« Reply #14, on August 24th, 2012, 11:01 PM »
Quote from Arantor on August 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
I credited you with a bit more intelligence than to ask a really straightforward question :)
Thanks, I appreciate that!

(Can I just say that a lot of the smilies come up in French when hovering)
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Sure you can, because it's true. Customised smileys, as such, get input in the language of the person creating them. There's no multi-language support by definition for such things.
Thanks again!