From: genovese (coustanis@yahoo.com)
To: staff@attrition.org
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 05:42:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: May I ask a Web site question?


Hi folks,

I assume that by addressing this to staff it will go to all of you.  If that's incorrect 
then please let me know.

I have a question about web sites if I may but, first let me give a brief description of 
what I want to do, then the question. I promise I won't ask to create / cancel an account 
or ask for a password to hotmail.

Here's what I want to do.
I want to create a web site.
I want anyone to be able to add content, be it a link to another site or they're own typed 
in text.  Maybe a video if they want to.
I'm not going to sell anything.
It's not porn.
I may want it to post ads to help pay for hosting costs or hardware / power costs if I host it 
myself.  Maybe I'll even make a buck or two.
But that's not the reason I want to do this.
It may have a blog or reddit / digg  type of format.  Maybe.

I guess that's it in a nutshell.
I know nothing about websites, hosting or creating.  I've done some simple HTML before but 
that's about it.
I don't expect you all to make me an expert.  Just a small bit of advice.  Maybe some links to 
some good tutorial sites.  That's all.

( obligatory suck-up
You guys rock.
You guys rule ( http://www.boredmuch.com/view.php?id=779 ).
You guys know all.
You guys have the force on your side.
You guys have super powers.
You guys can kick Chuck Norris's ass.
( / obligatory suck-up

Here's my question. I'll be Googling all this after I send this email off.
Do you know of a good hosting site that I'll pay for and has no ads or popups.
Would it be reasonable to host it myself?  I have a pretty good machine.
Any other small bits of advice are also appreciated.

Thanks,
W-




From: mcintyre (mcintyre@attrition.org)
To: staff@attrition.org
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 08:48:03 -0400
Subject: Re: May I ask a Web site question?


On 8/10/07, genovese (coustanis@yahoo.com) wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I assume that by addressing this to staff it will go to all of you.  If
> that's incorrect then please let me know.
>
> I have a question about web sites if I may but, first let me give a brief
> description of what I want to do, then the question.
> I promise I won't ask to create / cancel an account or ask for a password to
> hotmail.
>
> Here's what I want to do.
> I want to create a web site.
> I want anyone to be able to add content, be it a link to another site or
> they're own typed in text.  Maybe a video if they want to.
> I'm not going to sell anything.
> It's not porn.
> I may want it to post ads to help pay for hosting costs or hardware / power
> costs if I host it myself.  Maybe I'll even make a buck or two.
> But that's not the reason I want to do this.
> It may have a blog or reddit / digg  type of format.  Maybe.
>
> I guess that's it in a nutshell.
> I know nothing about websites, hosting or creating.  I've done some simple
> HTML before but that's about it.
> I don't expect you all to make me an expert.  Just a small bit of advice.
> Maybe some links to some good tutorial sites.  That's all.
>
> < obligatory suck-up
> You guys rock.
> You guys rule ( http://www.boredmuch.com/view.php?id=779 ).
> You guys know all.
> You guys have the force on your side.
> You guys have super powers.
> You guys can kick Chuck Norris's ass.
> < / obligatory suck-up
>
> Here's my question. I'll be Googling all this after I send this email off.
> Do you know of a good hosting site that I'll pay for and has no ads or
> popups.
> Would it be reasonable to host it myself?  I have a pretty good machine.
> Any other small bits of advice are also appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> W-


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