Good News: I’m going to be making progress starting tomorrow with the site coding and design.
Bad News: I’m going to be making progress by starting over with the whole thing.
The reason: I cannot figure out where the code errors are, and the updates that I did to the forums to bring it up-to-date with the latest code were done in, what I thought was a sufficient way, but what appears to have been possibly faulty. I updated the code slowly, and effectively, but either due to errors in the code changes (which is likely, because I found them as I looked at the instructions to change) or lack of sleep while coding (which is not AS likely, but possible) there was something, somewhere in the code that caused it to not work properly.
The good thing about this, is that there is already a phpbb 2.0.20 forum that comes with this Category Hierarchy pre-installed, so I don’t have to go through it again. The down side is that I have to redo the small mods that I did already. About half of them can be run through the easy mod…and the other half will have to be done by hand – but this time, I have the time to do them by hand, where as I was doing them piecemill during lunch, class, and after work before.
Hopefully I can get this thing back in operation the right way and soon, but I don’t think that it’s going to happen in 2 days like originally planned. Even at the present situation, I cannot get the site out by the 15th of May.
And while some of you might be getting frustrated with no tsn…I assure you that there is no one more frustrated with this situation than myself, having to scrap a perfectly working site and design by force of the server admins.
So for now, I sleep…because tomorrow, I start over…knowing what I know now, and what I don’t need to install, and what it will take to actually install some of the other things that I want.
When I get the site code done, I’ll start on the design of the template, and then I’ll start on the code of the My Spot page, and then I’ll create the design of it. After that – I start work on the-blot.net, and FINALLY get that going. That’s the mini game-plan…and I want a tsnX well before the LAN Party…but recreating a site as large as tsn is not an easy task. It took 3 weeks to create tsnIII…and one year to create tsnV…to get tsnX done in 2-3 weeks will be nothing short of amazing.