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#92034 Heliohost

Posted by Ashoat on 14 May 2013 - 10:25 PM

Aww this is heartwarming to read :)


#75084 Mysql Database Has Been Wiped Out?

Posted by Ashoat on 09 December 2011 - 11:18 AM

Re-opening this thread.

opportunity is an asshole. But Piotr is right. We are dishonest and sound too much like marketers with our home page. I blame my 16-year-old (or however old I was) self for that.

We should be honest. With HelioHost, you are getting free hosting. But you are losing out on stability, uptime, and support will be slower. We try our best to keep up but we aren't perfect.

Until somebody comes along and gives us a grant to work on HelioHost full-time, our service will never be scalable enough to deal with the amount of users we have. We will never be able to offer everything we'd like to offer as part of our service.

We shouldn't be advertising as if we're perfect. Especially considering that we are a non-profit. It's not like we have anything to gain by tricking people.


#74458 Extended Downtime

Posted by Ashoat on 27 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

Sorry guys... the issue this time was that the shutdown caused actual disk corruption, so the process of checking the disk (fsck - "filesystem check") was more long and involved.


#73584 HelioHost Website Upgrades

Posted by Ashoat on 07 November 2011 - 07:13 PM

Wow, you win a prize for bringing back a topic that has been untouched for almost five years.


#47376 [Closed] Addon Domain Issues

Posted by Ashoat on 06 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

Hello,

If you have an addon domain issue, please post it here. Make sure you include:
  • Username
  • Default domain name
  • Addon domain name
Thanks,
djbob

Edit:

If you have problems with an addon domain just create a new topic in the Customer Service forum. Issues were being missed and not being fixed because they were posted on this thread.


#37422 Anti Matter - our future energy source

Posted by Ashoat on 22 July 2008 - 03:10 AM

What I am saying is that "it is possible" means absolutely nothing. There are ten trillion "possible" ways of getting energy. What's so special about antimatter?


#31141 is there a God?

Posted by Ashoat on 21 August 2007 - 05:54 AM

You all need to stop confusing science and religion. There is no logic in religion; therefore, your arguments are all useless. Religion is blind faith - you cannot "logically" prove or disprove the existence of God by definition. Get your theology straight.


#24369 is there a God?

Posted by Ashoat on 12 March 2007 - 07:25 AM

I happen to be a Christian, and an educated one at that.

QUOTE(awsomejoe23 @ Mar 11 2007, 03:31 PM) View Post
Well not from god, the bible says that god made  Adam and Eve out of dust, not evolution.
Comeon, you are taking the Bible too literally. You've been listening to too many Catholics tongue.gif
Dust is a metaphor - it doesn't mean God literally took dust and made Adam and Eve, but that he took what is best described as gas - organic particle gasses - and fashioned living humans from it. The Bible can't go into scientific descriptions of the exact specifics of the Creation.

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Do you believe that god said let there be light and the sun appeared?
Once again, these things are metaphores. God "said" "let there be light" and the Sun "appeared." The Bible makes absolutely no mention of how the Sun "appeared," how long it took, etc. The Sun, IMO, appeared through a condensation of simple particles through gravitational attraction and then gathered enough excess heat energy to initiate a fusion reaction, which triggered an outburst of light energy, hence the appearance of light. And all this happened because God wanted it to.

QUOTE
Why does God allow events like Katrina to happen?
God allows events like Katrina to happen for different reasons. Perhaps it was a test. Perhaps it was punishment. Perhaps it is atonement. IMO, it's best not to try to interpret the will of God.

QUOTE
If god was so perfect, why did he create everything to be imperfect.
Who's to say what's perfect? God is perfect is His way, not in our human perceptions. What is perfect to you? Do you even know the definition of it? What would you expect of a perfect God?

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If god controls everything, why would he send his only son down to Earth for the sins that he made us do?
He did not make us do sins. We chose to do them ourselves.

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If god is all powerful why doesn't he make it to where we can"t sin?
Because He doesn't want us to. He wants to give us free will. Free will is one of the bases of humanity.


#21670 The Official Etiquette Guide

Posted by Ashoat on 04 October 2006 - 11:34 PM

One of the biggest problems on forums these days is lack of good forum etiquette. What some of the newer users of message boards don't understand is that forums have a very different environment from a chatroom, an instant message conversation, or even an email correspondence. Users of respectable message boards are expected to act maturely. And therefore, to help some of our newer users, I have created this guide to maintaining good forum etiquette.

  • Use spelling and grammar correctly. Always capitalize the first letter in a sentence, even if you only have one to post. Always use periods. Capitalize only when necessary. Remember, all caps means you're yelling. Use commas and punctuation marks. The only excuse you can have for bad spelling or grammar is that you are not a native of an English-speaking country, and even then, you should do your best to learn English.
  • Don't post just to up your post count. In fact, don't even pay attention to your post count. The senior members of a forum aren't respected because they have lots of posts, but because they are good contributors. You should strive to do the same.
  • When you post, make it in-depth. Never just say "I agree" or "Good idea." Describe your idea. Say "I agree because..." or "Good idea. I think..." We want to hear a developed opinion, not just a short statement. Two or three word posts aren't really contributing anything to the forum.
  • Know what you're talking about. Most forums are a community of experts and enthusiasts, and they love to discuss their passions. However, if you go into a topic you don't know much about and say something ignorant, it'll really tick them off. Especially if you stated it with authority.
  • Never ask someone a question you can could easily get answered through a search engine or an encyclopedia. People expect you to find things out on your own instead of getting other members to do it for you. Laziness is frowned upon.
  • Make sure never to turn a topic into back-and-forth conversations on random things. Topics are made for a reason - to discuss something. If you go into a topic and turn it into something completely irrelevant from what it was intended to discuss, you're only ruining it for the users who seriously want to discuss that topic.
  • Don't just go through every topic in a forum posting in each one. Most people will find it hard to believe that you actually have something important to contribute to a topic if you post all over the place.
  • Don't overdramatize unimportant things. There is no need to post a sorry thread if you broke a rule, or make a big deal when something doesn't apply to you. If you made a mistake, no big deal. If you follow these rules, people will forget all about it in a month or so.
  • Don't freak out if no one responds. People have things they need to deal with outside of HelioNet. If you have a question and it has gone several days without being answered, kindly bump the thread up so others may see it.

These are just the basics of forum etiquette. You'll learn much more as you post and interact with the community. We won't chastise you for a mistake, but we expect you to do your best to follow this guide. Good luck, and happy foruming :) 

© Copyright Helio Networks 2006-2009




#18046 HelioHost Website Upgrades

Posted by Ashoat on 22 November 2005 - 10:10 PM

Bumping is allowed, and so is necromancing. Excessive bumping isn't allowed though.


#117 New skin!

Posted by Ashoat on 16 February 2005 - 06:40 AM

We need testers for our new skin! It's based on HelioNet and teh original IPB skin, and I tried to make it look good *finger crossed*. I need you guys to kind of beta test it, see if there are any problems, before I set it as the default skin.

Here is how to change your skin to the new "beta" one:
- Click "My Controls" in the upper right hand corner
- Click "Skins and Languages" in the navigational bar on the left, under Options
- Change the "Board 'Skin'" to "HelioNet," and now click "Change My Account Options"

As kinda beta testers, I want you guys to find problems with the new skin (ie, missing pictures, etc.) The following problems I already know about:
- In the header with the logo at the top, the bottom line doesn't cross all the way through
- Some colors are still the same from the previous skin; this is due to my lack of CSS skills sad.gif

I'm working on those problems up there ^^, btw.

So what are you waiting for, get out there and test!


#4 The Official Rules Guide

Posted by Ashoat on 05 February 2005 - 05:16 AM

THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:

-Excessive use of profanity or bad language
Bob: F*** you!!!

-Discrimination
Bob: Whites are superior to blacks.
Bob: Buddhists suck!!!

-Posts meant to offend or hurt another member
Bob: Joe sucks!!!

-Warez
Bob: You can get all games for free!!!  Just download a crack!!!

-Pornographic Material or Suggestions
Bob: XXX FREE [bleeped!]!!!

-Impersonation
Bob: Hi I'm Joe.
Joe: No, I'm Joe!

-Multiple Usernames
Bob1: Hi, I'm Bob.
Bob2: I'm also Bob!
Bob3: All three of us are the same person!

-Using Proxies When Posting
Bob: Hey, check it out, I am using a proxy!!

Please see the Official Spam Guide for more information on spam, which is also prohibited. Infraction of these rules will result in a Helion subtraction and/or ban, according to the Official Enforcement Guide.

Use of this website and its forums indicates that you have agreed to the above terms. If you have NOT agreed, please discontinue use of the website and/or Helio Networks and its services.

Thank you.

Copyright Helio Networks 2005-2006


#3 The Official Enforcement Guide

Posted by Ashoat on 05 February 2005 - 03:01 AM

The Temporary Banning System
We will temporarily ban you in the following situations:
  • Violation of the Official Spam Guide will result in a Temporary Ban for each consecutive five violations. This means you will recieve a ban on your 5th, 10th, 15th and so forth violations. The length of the ban depends on the number of times you have already been banned. If this is your first ban, it will last 5 days. Your second will last 10 days, your third 15 days, and so forth.
  • Violation of the Official Rules Guide will result in a Temporary Ban for each consecutive two violations. This means you will recieve a ban on your 2nd and 4th violations. The length of the ban depends on the number of times you have already been banned. Your first ban will last 10 days. Your second will last 20 days.
  • Where a moderator deems it necessary.
The Permanent Banning System
We will permanently ban you in the following situations:
  • Violation of the Official Rules Guide will result in a Permanent Ban on your 5th violation.
  • Doing something the owner (djbob) or any software of the Helio Networks (that includes HelioHost) did not intend for you to have permission to do.
  • Where an admin deems it necessary.
The Official Spam Guide is available here. The Official Rules Guide is available here. The Official Etiquette Guide is available here.

Use of this website and its forums indicates that you have agreed to the above terms. If you have NOT agreed, please discontinue use of the website and/or Helio Networks and its services.

Thank you.

Copyright Helio Networks 2005-2009


#2 The Official Spam Guide

Posted by Ashoat on 05 February 2005 - 02:19 AM

THE FOLLOWING IS CONSIDERED SPAM:

-Irrelevant Posts
Bob: The iPod is my favorite MP3 player. What's your favorite?
Joe: I like cheese.

-Topics that don't mean anything or ask a question
Bob: I like posting

-Posts that don't contribute
Bob: YES!! I just got an iPod!!
Joe: iPods SUCK!!!

-Questions that are obvious or easily answered by using search engines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.
Bob: Where is Apple's website?

-Repeatedly adding one to three word posts that don't take much thought
Bob: Do you have an iPod?
Joe: Oh yes, it is very cool, here is why: [REVIEW GOES HERE]
Bob: Cool
Bill: What's so cool about an iPod?
Bob: MP3

-Advertising
Bob: Go to www.apple.com get the iPod it is really cool!

-Unneccesary bumping
Bob: [bump]
Bob: [bump]
Bob: [bump]

-Repeatedly posting similiar topics without much purpose
Bob: What do you think of the iPod?
Bob: What do you think of the Zune?
Bob: What do you think of the Gigabeat?

Failure to abide by these rules will result in a Helion subtraction and/or ban, according to the Official Enforcement Guide, except in extreme circumstances.

Use of this website and its forums indicates that you have agreed to the above terms. If you have NOT agreed, please discontinue use of the website and/or Helio Networks and its services.

Thank you.

Copyright Helio Networks 2005-2009