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Advice on setting up a new site

posted by Krow on 10:11 AM May 20th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I am trying to use Slash to set up an events-based discussion forum. Ideally I'd like it to be hosted by a turn-key hosting company with fairly punctual customer support. My internet connections are either behind a firewall or 56k modem, so speedy shell access is out of the question. Ideally the host would be friendly towards freedom of information and healthily disrespectful of authority (the site will NOT contain anything illegal, links or insight to anything illegal, but will be acting against the policy of a well-funded British institution whose ground-floor members support and are behind it). I would rather the host didn't drop me just because 'someone' asked them to. Who would you recommend for this?
I'd like to modify Slash slightly by arranging it around the date of the event, rather than the posting date. Would it be as simple as an extra data entry and changing a couple of lines of code, or would that go against everything Slash is designed to do?
Thanks for your help.
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  • I have been also recently looking for place to host my slash site. However I did not get any response right away from my different inquiries. LRSsomething anwsered late because I had used an old e-mail which I had gottent directly form the add on slashcode, however they seemed nice but it was too late.

    In fact I found the following site which I think is affordable and for the moment works nice for me, where you are actually renting a virtual host running on debian. You can then host your own site (and other

    • That contact information has been updated. I'm sorry we were unable to help you.

      "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
  • We don't drop sites that customers pay for unless the customer stops paying, or we recieve a court order. As long as the site contains no child porn, or 'terrorist' stuff, people asking for the site to be removed could get bent. :-)

    "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
  • From your brief description, it sounds like you can use slash's stock layout, for everything you need.

    lottadot []
  • My guess is that you're one of the folks critical of the Rhodes program administration [].
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      "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
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