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by Jeff Tirey
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: We could have told them that!
Replies: 5
Views: 3068

Re: We could have told them that!

Hi Daivid, it's good to speak with you. I didn't read the full article, so it looks like I'm commenting out of context. But to the point of the Athenian invasion of Sicily, I didn't say Athenians were stupid, but I am saying that they made a horrible decision that at the outset, the majority thought...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: We could have told them that!
Replies: 5
Views: 3068

Re: We could have told them that!

These topics are always fun to debate and I agree that the date of 1000 BC is so far back in Athenian history that it was chosen to make a cleaner argument. For one thing it avoids entirely the Peloponnesian War where the Athenian populace in majority thought it was a splendid idea to invade Syracuse.
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! First post.
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Hello! First post.

Hi John and welcome! We have some good resources here for Homeric Greek. NT, Attic, and Homeric can all be starting points and I think it's good to dabble. In the U.S. at a college level, a Greek student will cover all three within 2 years of course work. No matter what you read, I think the secret ...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Search has been disabled?
Replies: 23
Views: 11678

Re: Search has been disabled?

Those updates sound great, and I'm looking forward to them! But... to get back to the original topic- did the search function disappear intentionally, or accidentally? Will it be coming back? I'll contact Jeff regarding that issue. Intentionally. There was a scripting attack that exploited a vulner...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Search has been disabled?
Replies: 23
Views: 11678

Re: Search has been disabled?

Those updates sound great, and I'm looking forward to them! But... to get back to the original topic- did the search function disappear intentionally, or accidentally? Will it be coming back? I'll contact Jeff regarding that issue. Intentionally. There was a scripting attack that exploited a vulner...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!! Mihi nomen est Johannus.
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Re: Salvete!! Mihi nomen est Johannus.

Hi Jon,

And welcome to Textkit!

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Search has been disabled?
Replies: 23
Views: 11678

Re: Search has been disabled?

You're welcome and I'm sorry for the delay. My 'day job' for the past two years can get quite intense and I really let Textkit slide.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone approving new member posts?
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Is anyone approving new member posts?

The spam can be difficult. Most of the spam prevention works, but we get a steady stream of spam from real humans - that's the challenge. Take this spam message for example that I deleted this morning: I'd say best way are college courses. Since money is an issue books is the only alternative becaus...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Search has been disabled?
Replies: 23
Views: 11678

Re: Search has been disabled?

Yes, forum search has been restored

thanks,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Online
Replies: 6
Views: 7633

Re: Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Online

Nice link. I would have posted my copy of Cunliff's here at Textkit, but it's actually still under copyright since the original publication date is 1924.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230555

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi Uhl and Welcome to Textkit, I am a 40 something learner too, so I know about the string of failures that we all manage to collect through our years. Good luck learning Latin, you already know what the secret to success, which is to practice a little bit everyday. I remember my Ancient Greek profe...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Greek boy at home by Rouse
Replies: 21
Views: 15263

Re: A Greek boy at home by Rouse

Just a quick hello Rusty,

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 2013 Site Changes and Improvements
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: 2013 Site Changes and Improvements

Glad you like it and happy it's back too. I have to keep my eye on the search feature. It was disabled because of script attacks that exploited coding vulnerabilities around phpBB search feature.
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 2013 Site Changes and Improvements
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

2013 Site Changes and Improvements

Hello Textkitters, I have been working on the site this week to make many needed improvements. The forum spam which over-loaded the moderation queue is cleaned up and threads are being moderated again in a timely fashion. The forum software was updated and some additional anti-spam features where ad...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key
Replies: 6
Views: 4980

Re: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key

there are keys for North and Hillard composition books but I have never seen a key for Hillard and Botting.
If it does exists, your best bet is to search UK and Australian resources since these books were primarily used in those markets.

thanks,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key
Replies: 6
Views: 4980

Re: Hillard and Botting 'Elementary Greek Translation' Key

there are keys for North and Hillard composition books but I have never seen a key for Hillard and Botting.
If it does exists, your best bet is to search UK and Australian resources since these books were primarily used in there.

thanks,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Thucydides 2014
Replies: 707
Views: 316422

Re: Reading Thucydides 2013

Good luck to the group and let me know how this goes!

Regards,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230555

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Welcome Placidus to Textkit!

Kindly,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone approving new member posts?
Replies: 10
Views: 6203

Re: Is anyone approving new member posts?

This has all really been my fault. The spam is totally out of control and it swamps the moderators abilities to approve what's real. I have spent the day working on the database to clean out the 30K or so fake accounts and I have improved the registration features to hopefully make improvements. I'm...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: Introduction

Very nice to meet you and welcome to Textkit!

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google doesn't like Textkit
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

Re: Google doesn't like Textkit

Hi All, Thank you to ALL the kind shout outs to my email address to get me to look into this. I was using Safari, which doesn't show the error. I corrected the issue, which was caused by a wordpress plugin I was using called Contact-7 to manage the contact forms. Plugin removed and I issued a reques...
by Jeff Tirey
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Forum's Security
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: Forum's Security

Hi Nate, Could you describe the problem a bit more please and why you think the forum was the cause of it. There's nothing in our source code that would trigger any kind of security alert nor is there code that would make requests from malicious sites. If you use the newest version of firefox, press...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vocabulary Wars / Dokobots
Replies: 0
Views: 1928

Vocabulary Wars / Dokobots

Hi All, I'm just thinking out a loud here... I just came back from SxSW in Austin. If you don't know about it, it's a massive Music, Film, and Interactive Festival and Conference. One thing I did while there was attend a session on Location Based Gaming. I wanted to learn and get more ideas for the ...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New member, Tim
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Re: New member, Tim

Great to see the progress Tim and so fun too that you shared this with us on The Ides of March!

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today
Replies: 15
Views: 8304

Re: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today

Hi All,

Just a quick update to say that I migrated Textkit to a new server today. Everything appears to be running normal. If you spot any problems that you think I should know about - please contact me via the form or email me directly to jeff AT pre23 DOT com

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today
Replies: 15
Views: 8304

Re: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today

Hi All,

I'm sorry for all the server outages. I'll be working on the server this weekend to determine and fix the problem.

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Re: Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download

bummer - I don't have my support page anymore with the new template :-) I'm talking more about technical details, costs and such only to share in case there are others here at Textkit that want to do online education projects themselves but are unsure of the costs. I have been at this over 10 years ...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download

For Textkit's library of PDFs, I have required user registration and login. The login system is through the Wordpress platform. The day is coming where we will migrate our current forum under PHPBB to wordpress BB but not until both wordpress and wordpressBB can share a common user management system...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today
Replies: 15
Views: 8304

Re: Moving Textkit To New Platform Today

I have been monitoring this thread and I WILL make some suggested changes. I can't say exactly when just yet, but I just wanted to let everyone in this thread know that your comments have not gone unnoticed.

Thanks,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server

Hi Mingshey, Thanks for the comments and it's great hearing from you. I will try down the road to improve the template, I know it's a bit boring. The work has really been more about migrating to a better platform. Textkit's on wordress now and the site will do much better on mobile phones and tablet...
by Jeff Tirey
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some 404 and 500 Server Errors
Replies: 0
Views: 1504

Some 404 and 500 Server Errors

Hi Textkitters! If you're out on the main site, there's some errors floating around which I'm trying to debug. They have to do with a wordpress custom permalinks plugin I'm using to allow for custom file name rewrites since I need to preserve legacy file names from the old (non-wordpress) version of...
by Jeff Tirey
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 162861

Re: Word Association Game (English)

All,

I appreciate the concern for Textkit standards but as said right above - it's the open board, so there's no problem with a thread like this here.

I revived this thread to get some metrics on board activity and see who's active around here.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server

If you're reading this, then you're now viewing the new Textkit server which is under a different host and IP address. Our copy of the forum at our former IP address will remain in place but locked until the DNS change has propogated - about 48 hours. Please report any bugs, there could be issues wi...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230555

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi All,
I saw some comments above on the large fonts. I'm decided to increase the default fonts because the number one link on the forum pages (using Google Analytics) is the increase font size button. I'm running a test to see if that goes down.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230555

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Well welcome back and it's nice to see that you've cycled back to Latin.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit NEW: Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Textkit NEW: Suggestions

I agree. There is so much stored knowledge locked up in the forum but it is not easy to find. There are a number of ways we could work to pull it out. 2 that come to mind that require no programming would be to have someone volunteer here as an editor and then create "best of" or 'FAQ' (as mentioned...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Archive.org pdfs/DjVus
Replies: 23
Views: 17392

Re: Archive.org pdfs/DjVus

I would love that and I think too everyone else would benefit. Let me know when you're ready and I'll create an editor account for you on the blog.
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Archive.org pdfs/DjVus
Replies: 23
Views: 17392

Re: Archive.org pdfs/DjVus

Nice work as always Ed. If you ever would like to write a guest post blog on Textkit to better feature you work, I'm all for that.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Word Association Game (English)
Replies: 478
Views: 162861

Re: Word Association Game (English)

frozen
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit Answers - Try it Out
Replies: 6
Views: 3714

Re: Textkit Answers - Try it Out

Hi Will the problem is this: Textkit is seeing about 50K monthly unique visitors (it's down from over 100K) and there's very little to show for that traffic in the way of interaction. The forum is slow. Most of it is my fault due to me being so absent from my duties regarding spam. I'm trying to fix...