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Kallisti
post Mar 16 2004, 07:53 PM
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As I think has been previously hinted at by Headmin, we've been exceeding our bandwidth quotas for the past couple months, are are due to do so again for March. Feeverte.net is approx. 75% of my traffic, especially since I redid the site, and installed the new forum software. Doh!


I have to start taking some cutting measures, some will be small and you won't even notice. Others you might notice but won't mind. But the first one is that I've blocked access to the archives. Those old files are just too giant and get lots of random google hits. The old forum is still there, it is just the really ancient archives that I've blocked.

Sorry if this limits our trips down memory lane, but they are still there if we need to do some serious sleuthing. Please just ask me or Head.
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post Mar 16 2004, 08:21 PM
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post Mar 16 2004, 08:21 PM
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I think some of those Archive threads are important to keep around - they're almost historical.

Maybe someone else with the bandwidth could host the Archives for you?


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Kallisti
post Mar 16 2004, 08:50 PM
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They're there, just password protected. As soon as I can solve some of the other issues they will be back. I really, really, really want to keep them available. But it was the easiest thing to turn off for the moment.

And if there is something you're looking for, you can ask me, or something. I know it's a pain. But not a permanent one.
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post Mar 16 2004, 10:07 PM
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Well, one thing you can do to reduce bandwidth is to disallow search engine spiders/robots to scan the words in actual forum pages. I forget exactly how, it's been awhile, but I think it's in the <HEAD> (no not that HEAD) - probably one of the <META> tags.


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Kallisti
post Mar 16 2004, 10:18 PM
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I don't think they're scanning this forum, it is the old ancient flat html page archives that are causing me grief. And I haven't had good luck with my robots.txt and my htaccess files so far. Ugh.

Like, i've tried to set it up so google can't browse my images, and yet they still do. I need sysadmin ninja help please.
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post Mar 16 2004, 10:45 PM
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I'd offer to help out, but I haven't done the web stuff in over 3 years, I'm a bit behind in the technology. Sounds like you're already ahead.


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Kallisti
post Mar 16 2004, 10:57 PM
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yeah, I just need to do my homework wacko.gif poo.
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post Mar 16 2004, 11:02 PM
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What does your robots.txt say?

I use this:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

It's simple and primitive but it keeps even Altavista out of my image directories.

It cascades to include every directory within the one which holds it.


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post Mar 16 2004, 11:55 PM
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Is this part of the bandwidth reduction?:

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Sorry, an error occured. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

The file you requested to upload was greater than the limit the administrator has set for your group.


It was only 55k. :(


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Kallisti
post Mar 17 2004, 12:27 AM
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our file upload limit has always been 50k. but yeah, I've had that damn robots.txt forever. and it never worked for crap.

but I've made a couple changes and resubmitted to google, we'll see.

now I'm trying to block hotlinking but can't get it to *allow* from sites I want to allow. piffle.


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post Mar 17 2004, 12:32 AM
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QUOTE (Hiram @ Mar 16 2004, 06:55 PM)
Is this part of the bandwidth reduction?:

It was only 55k. :(

I don't know shit about all this bandwidth and robot stuff but I do know that it says, "Maximum file size (in bytes): 51200" beside the File Attachment button thingy.


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Kallisti
post Mar 17 2004, 05:38 PM
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well, I *think* the deny googlebot finally worked. woo!
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post Mar 17 2004, 06:33 PM
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QUOTE (Kallisti @ Mar 16 2004, 04:27 PM)
our file upload limit has always been 50k.

Hmf. *head-scratch* I could have sworn I'd uploaded bigger stuff than that. I must have linked it.


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Kallisti
post Mar 17 2004, 11:33 PM
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yeah, if you link it there is no limit cuz it ain't my bandwidth yer farking with.
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