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    It occurred to me that OzChess, Australia's newest and best Chess Forum, should have a separate thread to keep posters up to date about rules and announcements that are made.
    
    So far the only rule is to be respectful towards others, even if you disagree with their views.  If members practise the Golden Rule, that would be an added bonus.
    
    Moderators!!!!
    
    An offer to have Trevor Stanning (MOZ and starter on other chess boards) has been made, but it will likely be a fortnight or so before I have a response as he is quite busy.
    
    Expressions of interest will also be considered.  This is the best time to get in on the gound floor.

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    I am willing to be a moderator on a roster of some sought. I do not expect that there will be anything to do other than.
    1. Remove porn.
    2. Remove real SPAM.
    3. Ask someone to concider their "tone."

    I honestly think that there will be no need to go deleting or moving members posts against their wishes.

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    Default Change of Member Name

    I have changed Platypus' name from Platypus to Watto, as requested. I have also increased the number of Private Message storage to 500.

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    Default SEO's changes are paying off!

    A Google search about a fortnight ago for the terms 'Chess Forum Australia' placed OzChess in 6th spot. I was pleased about this but knew that in time the SEO Optimizations would yield even better results.

    Today I did a search using the same terms, and OzChess is now occupying the third and fourth spots, second overall after CC.

    On Yahoo the results are even better with those search terms placing OzChess in #1 spot.

    I suspect that CC got off their lazy butts when I first mentioned this subject because their positioning has also improved.

    Anyway, just thought I would let everyone know this positive news. Obviously in time, with new members using these 2 search engines to look for chess forums to join, OzChess should benefit from this development.

    AO

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    That's interesting, a little bit, but probably not enough to be a News or Announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euro-Chess View Post
    That's interesting, a little bit, but probably not enough to be a News or Announcement.
    Same as "BHP-Billiton lost 2 cents today in the wake of ..." but we still get to hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
    Same as "BHP-Billiton lost 2 cents today in the wake of ..." but we still get to hear it.
    This difference is you get to turn the channel if you don't like that kind of news.

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    Default If only it was 2 c.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
    Same as "BHP-Billiton lost 2 cents today in the wake of ..." but we still get to hear it.
    Down 2 cents
    I would like to see that.

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    Default Server problems

    Pax has claimed that he sometimes has difficulties accessing this site.

    If anyone has trouble loading up www.ozchess.com.au

    then I recommend you

    a.) Use Explorer as opposed to Firefox; and
    b.) Just type http://ozchess.com.au (without the triple www)

    That should solve your problems. If not, please email me

    allegation@gmail.com

    Thanks,

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    Default Chess Addition

    The board may be down for a few hours tomorrow or the day after so that a new chess modification can be added to OzChess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrogant-One View Post
    Pax has claimed that he sometimes has difficulties accessing this site.
    It was down again this afternoon. Looks like it could be a DNS problem.
    a.) Use Explorer as opposed to Firefox; and
    When the web/dns server is down, it doesn't matter what browser you use. It's not that the site doesn't display, it's that it doesn't exist.
    b.) Just type http://ozchess.com.au (without the triple www)
    Why would that help (it doesn't, by the way)? The server appears to www-redirect without any problems..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrogant-One View Post
    a.) Use Explorer as opposed to Firefox; and
    b.) Just type http://ozchess.com.au (without the triple www)
    Please explain how either of these things might resolve the issue?

    I use firefox of 99% of web browsing including all vbulletin sites I visit and can't remember every having a browser issue. Also if www. doesn't resolve then we have problems, but I will try that next time.

    I also had problems access ozchess yesterday. Seemed to be a problem resolving the server name to an address (ie DNS issue). Who handles the DNS for your domain? FWIW I've used zoneedit.com for many years and found it to be pretty reliable and free for the first domain.

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    Default no probs

    i just saw an e-mail for this site ,copyed it into google , got straight here
    and signed up with ease , good stuff.

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    I was experiencing problems again tonight. The problem seems to be the name gets dropped by my DNS server. Not sure why. It would be interesting if Pax is also using the Exetel DNS servers.

    The problem has been resolved by placing the following line in the hosts files

    69.16.225.247 www.ozchess.com.au

    I got the IP address by doing a whois on the domain and to get the hosting nameserver and then nslookup - ns1.vbskinworks.com and asking that server for the IP address of www.ozchess.com.au. Dialogue attached...

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    C:\Documents and Settings\Barry>nslookup - ns1.vbskinworks.com
    Default Server:  host.vbskinworks.com
    Address:  69.16.225.247
    
    > ozchess.com.au
    Server:  host.vbskinworks.com
    Address:  69.16.225.247
    
    Name:    ozchess.com.au
    Address:  69.16.225.247
    
    > exit
    This is an ugly fix but it works.

    I note that this IP address is the same as the DNS server for the domain. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Please explain how either of these things might resolve the issue?

    I use firefox of 99% of web browsing including all vbulletin sites I visit and can't remember every having a browser issue. Also if www. doesn't resolve then we have problems, but I will try that next time.

    I also had problems access ozchess yesterday. Seemed to be a problem resolving the server name to an address (ie DNS issue). Who handles the DNS for your domain? FWIW I've used zoneedit.com for many years and found it to be pretty reliable and free for the first domain.
    Hi Barry

    I server and hosts for OzChess are in the USA. I think the problem, and have been told that the problem, is associated with the site actually being http://ozchess.com.au

    One user who could not log on using the www, tried the non www and has been able to gain access problem free since then. Nevertheless, the registered domain name is www, and maybe its time for me to call the server (likely Monday at the earliest as my weekends get booked up pretty fast) and I'll see if this can be cleared up.

    AO

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