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GA code? Website design ok? Comic address? FTP files? Chan?

Postby Derek Dragomir on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:47 am

As you can see I have a lot of questions. I'll go with the order of the title.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS:
I have recently done a major update/redesign of the whole site. One thing I forgot to add was the Google Analytics (GA), so now I can't remember what the code was like in the old site design. No problem, I'll just go back to my GA account and get the code again. But they have two options:

- To track "A single domain (default)":
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<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-8686981-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>

- To track "One domain with multiple subdomains":
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<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-8686981-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '.comicgenesis.com']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>


Though not needed, I'd like to use the second option, because that's what I have right? There's pages like the News page or the Store page that I'd be happy to know about. So, as you can see, the second option adds the ".comicgenesis.com" and then a little further down the code under "ga.src" you can see "http://www". I'm guessing that's going to tell the computer to look for http://www.comicgenesis.com when gathering stats for my comic's GA. Obviously that's not the right address. So here's my question - Should I just stick with the first option or should I try editing the second option's code so that it directs to http://mooncrest.comicgenesis.com?

WEBSITE DESIGN OKAY?
So as you know, website facelift, redesign, blah, blah, blah. I made it so that the indexpage shows a sort of "splash page" instead of the first comic page. Is that cool with comicgenesis standards? That okay, guys? It's not gonna mess up with the system when I upload new pages right?

COMIC ADDRESS
My comic's address is http://mooncrest.comicgenesis.com. Unfortunately for me there's a website address out there similar to mine - http://www.mooncrest.com. Some sort of park or ranch. I noticed that when I signed up my comic here I wasn't able to add numbers to the address. My comic's name is actually Moon Crest 24, and http://mooncresttwentyfour.comicgenesis.com doesn't seem quite right to me. I'd love it if I could add the "24" at the end of mooncrest in the address. Possible?

FTP FILES
With uploading new webpages, came another problem. When I checked the actual files in the website, I noticed that the old webpages hadn't been overwritten even though they had the same names. Instead I now have duplicates which is bothering me even though it doesn't seem to be affecting the site. Even pages which don't exist anymore in the workspace are still in the site's main folder (I foget what the exact name is). And I can't delete them because I don't have the permissions to.

CHAN
lol, did you guys stop accepting Chans or something? Mine's been waiting since April, 2009. Like, is it still waiting or was it already not accepted? Maybe I submitted the wrong file format?

Thank you for your patience. Love y'all!
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Re: GA code? Website design ok? Comic address? FTP files? Ch

Postby Spaceprincess on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:10 am

I believe you should use the first one, since it should all be under one domain. just add the code to each page.

should be fine.

there isn't a way to change the name, that I know of. you can sign up for a new site and just mirror or redirect.

thats one I've had too, don't really understand it either.

there was a committee who did the approving for gen chans but they've all seemed to have moved on. if it was rejected it would say something like rejected or denied, etc... instead of saying no under the approved column. unless there are new vol it doesn't look they will get approved any time soon.
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Re: GA code? Website design ok? Comic address? FTP files? Ch

Postby Derek Dragomir on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:53 am

Spaceprincess wrote:there was a committee who did the approving for gen chans but they've all seemed to have moved on.

Comicgenesis does seem to be a bit empty lately. Makes me feel guilty that I don't frequent these forums myself.

Spaceprincess wrote:if it was rejected it would say something like rejected or denied, etc... instead of saying no under the approved column. unless there are new vol it doesn't look they will get approved any time soon.

Yea, mine still says "NO". Maybe I could be a Chan "approver" if the job isn't hard.
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Re: GA code? Website design ok? Comic address? FTP files? Ch

Postby Kisai on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:36 am

Derek Dragomir wrote:As you can see I have a lot of questions. I'll go with the order of the title.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS:
I have recently done a major update/redesign of the whole site. One thing I forgot to add was the Google Analytics (GA), so now I can't remember what the code was like in the old site design. No problem, I'll just go back to my GA account and get the code again. But they have two options:

- To track "A single domain (default)":
Code: Select all
<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-8686981-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>

- To track "One domain with multiple subdomains":
Code: Select all
<script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-8686981-1']);
  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '.comicgenesis.com']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();

</script>


Though not needed, I'd like to use the second option, because that's what I have right? There's pages like the News page or the Store page that I'd be happy to know about. So, as you can see, the second option adds the ".comicgenesis.com" and then a little further down the code under "ga.src" you can see "http://www". I'm guessing that's going to tell the computer to look for http://www.comicgenesis.com when gathering stats for my comic's GA. Obviously that's not the right address. So here's my question - Should I just stick with the first option or should I try editing the second option's code so that it directs to http://mooncrest.comicgenesis.com?


The first option is the correct one, the second option won't work because you don't have access to the root comicgenesis.com domain, so you can't track anything from it. The existing comicgenesis tracker is named slightly different so there's no collision.


Derek Dragomir wrote:


WEBSITE DESIGN OKAY?
So as you know, website facelift, redesign, blah, blah, blah. I made it so that the indexpage shows a sort of "splash page" instead of the first comic page. Is that cool with comicgenesis standards? That okay, guys? It's not gonna mess up with the system when I upload new pages right?

COMIC ADDRESS
My comic's address is http://mooncrest.comicgenesis.com. Unfortunately for me there's a website address out there similar to mine - http://www.mooncrest.com. Some sort of park or ranch. I noticed that when I signed up my comic here I wasn't able to add numbers to the address. My comic's name is actually Moon Crest 24, and http://mooncresttwentyfour.comicgenesis.com doesn't seem quite right to me. I'd love it if I could add the "24" at the end of mooncrest in the address. Possible?


Splash pages are usually bad things unless you're running a PG13+ type of site where you don't want to accidentally expose children to the content. The system does support this, but it's not recommended, and won't be explained how.

We don't allow numbers in the domain because of domain collisions (last time I checked.) eg someone signs up with mooncrest, then someone else signs up with mooncrest2, etc. It's unprofessional looking. There's nothing wrong with putting 24's all over your site, but the general rule for domains is that you should pick the shortest 'nickname' your readers will remember.

Derek Dragomir wrote:
FTP FILES
With uploading new webpages, came another problem. When I checked the actual files in the website, I noticed that the old webpages hadn't been overwritten even though they had the same names. Instead I now have duplicates which is bothering me even though it doesn't seem to be affecting the site. Even pages which don't exist anymore in the workspace are still in the site's main folder (I foget what the exact name is). And I can't delete them because I don't have the permissions to.

CHAN
lol, did you guys stop accepting Chans or something? Mine's been waiting since April, 2009. Like, is it still waiting or was it already not accepted? Maybe I submitted the wrong file format?

Thank you for your patience. Love y'all!


re: FTP files, you have to use the FTP to delete. If you've uploaded files via the web upload , they are owned by the "web server" not the ftp account, and technically can only be deleted by the web server. We don't allow that... at least not by the web server process. The FTP has better security, which is why deletes must be done from there.

Chans are still accepted, but the people who actually manage it don't come here often. Rule of thumb, if it's been more than 30 days, chances are it can't be approved because the tool only shows the last 20 or so submissions and doesn't show anything older.
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Re: GA code? Website design ok? Comic address? FTP files? Ch

Postby Kisai on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:40 am

Derek Dragomir wrote:
Spaceprincess wrote:there was a committee who did the approving for gen chans but they've all seemed to have moved on.

Comicgenesis does seem to be a bit empty lately. Makes me feel guilty that I don't frequent these forums myself.

Spaceprincess wrote:if it was rejected it would say something like rejected or denied, etc... instead of saying no under the approved column. unless there are new vol it doesn't look they will get approved any time soon.

Yea, mine still says "NO". Maybe I could be a Chan "approver" if the job isn't hard.


Rejected ones are actually deleted.

I'd actually prefer that the "forum community" vote on who they want to approve chans if the existing people are no longer doing it. The problem is there is a design guideline that has to be adhered to strictly since the page has to look professional. There is at least one pog or chan in circulation that was added incorrectly.
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Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:22 pm

Not trying to be snitchy, but I noticed there's one comic (kokiro.comicgenesis.com) that actually has three pogs on the homepage, with all three being displayed simultaneously.
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Postby Kisai on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:31 pm

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:Not trying to be snitchy, but I noticed there's one comic (kokiro.comicgenesis.com) that actually has three pogs on the homepage, with all three being displayed simultaneously.


Really? Are they all the exact same image? The actual way the pogs are displayed is a "get 25 that updated in the last X days, display randomly" so it shouldn't be able to display 3 from the same comic unless there are 3 different images.

It might be too much effort to check, (since I'd have to manually delete stuff) but lets see...

uh yeah... I need the filename to find it.

I've approved all the newsboxes and other promo stuff.

Note no new chans have been approved since 2009 since there are design rules and I haven't had time to do it. I've deleted pogs that have incorrect transparancy
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Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:08 pm

Kisai wrote:
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:Not trying to be snitchy, but I noticed there's one comic (kokiro.comicgenesis.com) that actually has three pogs on the homepage, with all three being displayed simultaneously.


Really? Are they all the exact same image? The actual way the pogs are displayed is a "get 25 that updated in the last X days, display randomly" so it shouldn't be able to display 3 from the same comic unless there are 3 different images.

It might be too much effort to check, (since I'd have to manually delete stuff) but lets see...

uh yeah... I need the filename to find it.

I've approved all the newsboxes and other promo stuff.

Note no new chans have been approved since 2009 since there are design rules and I haven't had time to do it. I've deleted pogs that have incorrect transparancy


They were three different images, I just didn't know we were allowed to have more than one pog. I went back to the home page and they're all three of them gone now, I refreshed the page a few times and still didn't see any one of them. I suppose it was just a fluke thing.
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Postby Derek Dragomir on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:47 am

Kisai wrote:Splash pages are usually bad things unless you're running a PG13+ type of site where you don't want to accidentally expose children to the content. The system does support this, but it's not recommended, and won't be explained how.

Hm, I like the splash page I made. Compared to the standard comicgenesis design (which had been bothering me for ages), I think it makes it simple for everyone to figure out where they'd like to go. So for me right now, I don't see how that would be bad.

Kisai wrote:re: FTP files, you have to use the FTP to delete. If you've uploaded files via the web upload , they are owned by the "web server" not the ftp account, and technically can only be deleted by the web server. We don't allow that... at least not by the web server process. The FTP has better security, which is why deletes must be done from there.

I guess I should've specified that I was using FTP. It's through the FTP that I'm trying to delete the double pages and it's telling me I don't have permissions.

Kisai wrote:Chans are still accepted, but the people who actually manage it don't come here often. Rule of thumb, if it's been more than 30 days, chances are it can't be approved because the tool only shows the last 20 or so submissions and doesn't show anything older.
Hm, I wish I'd known that two years ago. So, what now? Should I just keep re-uploading it every 30 days until it gets accepted by someone?
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Postby Mastermind on Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:33 am

I'm kinda confused now. How many pogs are allowed? CG wiki says one. Sacredstones and victorycomic have 2, I'm ok with that. But that kokiro comic is all over the main page. It's annoying because they look like different comics. Here's what I've seen so far:
kokiro_yellsudare.png
kokiro_kokiropog.gif
kokiro_zoupg1.gif
kokiro_sadjoe.png
kokiro_wtfjitai.png
kokiro_kadie.png
kokiro_dinosaur.png

I'm guessing it's because the person responsible for deleting the older ones is not present so I'm not blaming the users for cheating or anything. It's just silly having to check the url before clicking.
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