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Ask SlashCode: Using Slash for Lecture Preparation

posted by vroom on 11:20 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I am considering using Slash as a forum for students to discuss lecture notes before the actual lecture presentation. In this way, they would understand more of the lecture when it is presented and I would receive early feedback from the forum to improve the lecture before it is presented and the notes before they are finalized.

The class has about 200 students. Would the Slash moderation mechanism work well for this purpose?

In particular, students would be expected to moderate postings of their peers. Moreover, I would need access to the moderation logs since students can get marks for moderating.

For more on the subject and the planned lecture preparation, see
Amir Michail

YASS: Slash site devoted to sysadmin of Mac OS X

posted by vroom on 10:46 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
So I'm starting a Slash site to provide helpful information on the system administration of Mac OS X. Please visit if you are interested. MacAdmin


posted by vroom on 10:44 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story

It was running drupal (PHP code) but that did have a very big problem: I do not know, and I hate PHP. Then, the idea is to use Slash (I love Perl).

So, SlackZone is a web space to the SlackWare community.

Ask SlashCode: How to Allow Longer Subjects?

posted by jamiemccarthy on 02:34 PM August 30th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
An anonymous reader asks: "By default there is a limit on how long a poster's subject can be. Is there a way to get beyond this limitation, so that the subject lines for comments and stories can be longer?" Sure, it's easy... this is a good introduction to using MySQL to customize Slash.

Slash: Slash on Mac OS X

posted by pudge on 10:05 AM August 12th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
This is how I installed Slash on Mac OS X Server 10.2.6 on August 8, 2003. YMMV. This is not intended to be a tutorial, it is a log of what I did for my system. You may wish to use a release version of perl, to include different Apache modules, to compile with DSO, etc. Whatever. If someone wants to take some or all of this information and include it in a more comprehensive guide, be my guest.
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