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ticalc.org FAQ Created
Posted by Michael on 7 October 2004, 02:34 GMT

We are overwhelmingly thrilled to announce the addition of the ticalc.org FAQ to our Help section. Morgan has spent hours painstakingly compiling the most frequently asked questions regarding ticalc.org and their answers. If you have a question about an aspect of the site, be sure to check this resource first.

Morgan also wishes to point out this question as something that everyone should read, because it occurs quite frequently. I have specifically not mentioned the topic of that question so that curiosity will force a large number of you to click the link. That answers the frequently asked question of whether the news editor is evil.

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Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
JcN  Account Info
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Thanks Morgan! This is just what we need--I'm getting tired of being asked some of these questions over and over again by some of my friends.

Reply to this comment    7 October 2004, 23:22 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

Yeah, maybe this will stop the e-mails and posts on the message boards asking how to use a graphlink cable... Thanks!!!

Reply to this comment    7 October 2004, 23:37 GMT

Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
sigma  Account Info

.zips compressed with the "Maximum (Enhanced Deflate)" option in the latest WinZip can't be handled by some older unzip programs. Maybe this point is worth a mention?

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 01:05 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I don't actually believe that our system actually works wit those. Every once in a while I get a ile tat will not open. Basically zipview won't work on the fileinfo page. So I end up not even allowing them onto the site and tell them to either not rename the .8xp file (for example) to .zip to get past our weedout scan or use normal compression and not what you mentioned.

I actually decided not to write this into the FAq becasue it could confuse some people. :-/

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 02:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Timmc Account Info
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Perhaps zips should only contain files related to the archive area they are goin to. This would mean less overall server space used as double ups of files wont be found. For Example:
83\math\file.zip
85\math\file.zip
Both "file.zip" contain:
program.83p 1000bytes
program.85p 1400bytes
Meh, it might not seem like a lot but when you multiply a standard *big* basic program (1000bytes) by fifty thousand or so you end up with 50MB. Instead of 4MB.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 06:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
sigma  Account Info
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RTFF (link)

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 18:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Timmc Account Info
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baw, way-to-go ruin my fun... now everyones going to just upload single zips.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 04:50 GMT


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Chivo  Account Info

While we're talking about problems with zip files here, I think the ticalc unzipper program can't support some non-English letters correctly in filenames. I tried to view a file with a French character in its name in some zip file (I don't remember which one) and I just got an error message.

I had no problem opening the file with unzip, though.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 02:14 GMT

Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Greg M Account Info
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Nice work, Morgan!

I'm impressed about the volume of email you must receive, considering all 100+ of those questions are frequently asked...

If somebody actually asks the question I'm referring to in my URL, maybe they should stick around for a bit longer...seems self evident to me ;)

Any chance you could work on getting that A changed to a T, and the Q to a P?

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 12:12 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
dogman6400  Account Info

Why did they even take it down? Well it didn't matter to me anyways since I usually used the web archives anyways. Is there a big advantage to have it?

Reply to this comment    8 October 2004, 21:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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What did we take down?

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 00:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I think they're talking about FTP access to the archives.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 03:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Timmc Account Info
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FTP access should be easy to setup. It'd mean higher bandwidth usage from leechers though.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 04:52 GMT

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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Obviously you have not read the entire FAQ...read the link or go below:
http://www.ticalc.org/ help/faq/25.html

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 06:57 GMT


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dogman6400  Account Info
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Well I remember that in the comments of the news article stating that FTP (file transfer protocol) access was going to be taken down, there were several suggestions of more secure FTP servers - why wern't they used instead of taking down FTP all together?

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 19:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Same reason 'allfiles.zip' were removed. <link>

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 21:05 GMT


burntfuse  Account Info

That's too bad...how were they being abused?

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 21:29 GMT


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takuanitromars36 Account Info

Pull up the really old new items from 4 years ago. I think it said that some former ticalc.org person took the passwords for the FTP from really old ticalc.org members and deleted the index of the archives, causing great chaos for quite a few days. I don't know why he would do that though. I think that is the gist of the story.

But what benefits might a FTP offer over a HTTP? I download HTTP just fine, why even need a FTP?

Reply to this comment    11 October 2004, 01:31 GMT


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calkfreak83  Account Info
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What does FTP stand for?

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 14:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Wow, even I know this one. File Transfer Protocal.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org FAQ Created
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Oh, I am used to hearing FTS (File Transfer System).

Reply to this comment    9 October 2004, 19:46 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info

You didn't know this?

Reply to this comment    10 October 2004, 00:32 GMT

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