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Petrikuhr's Introduction ;)

Heya sweeties,

my names is Terrosina but I prefer being called Petrikuhr, it's the way Petrichor (the smell of rain on dry ground!) is pronounced, I like to be different although people are now copying my name on other sites, bit annoying really.

I am a hobbyist graphic designer who would really like to run her own Hard Rock / Heavy Metal fan community, having never actually ran one before I am a bit lost about what I am supposed to do in truth.

Big (((HUGS))) to all,

Terrosina :wub:

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Hi Terrosina (or Petrikuhr if you prefer).

Welcome aboard, and don't hesitate to ask if something eludes you (I think I've already responded to something you posted elsewhere).

Hobbyist graphic designers are always welcome, and if you 'release' stuff in these forums for other members to use without limitation, I think you will be even more welcome - if that is possible.

Enjoy your journey with ocPortal.

 :thumbs:

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Also welcome Petrikuhr


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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Hi Petrikuhr,

Welcome, happy to see you here :)

I have decent website development skills but come up short in graphic design skills. I also provide high quality web hosting for ocPortal powered websites, really like hard rock/heavy metal (especially the older stuff) and enjoy bartering/skill swapping ;)
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Welcome to ocPortal Terrosina


Art and Imagination
of David L Friend

http://davidlfriend.com

  My Art Gallery
powered by ocPortal
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Heya Fletch
I'll go have a look see in a moment, probably about the video uploading thingie. ;)

I will indeed be adding resources here if any of you want or need them, not really sure what sort of thing would be of use here. You can take a look at my graphic design work on my DA account if you like Petrikuhr on deviantART just pop into the gallery. ;)


Hi Harry
Thanks for the welcome :)



Heya Brian
wow, you runyour very own hosting gaff, that's very impressive, I have set my account up on a free host site but wonder how long it will be before they shut me down. Money is an issue for me so i have to rely on the generosity of such sites to even have a chance. :(

I am a 'massive' fan of Old Skool Metal, Motörhead are my all time favourite band, along with groups like Sabbath, Maiden, WASP, Priest, DIO and the list goes on. :)



Hi friendly
Thanks for the welcome. :)

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Thank you but I don't think it is anything real impressive at all :) I am small for now. I mostly just host the sites that I develop myself and a handful of others.

I was just tossing a hint your way that if hosting is a problem for you I have lots of room and I am open to trades. Some of my skills/hosting space for graphics.

I just had a look at your galley. Wow, now that IS impressive.

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Fletch said

if you 'release' stuff in these forums

I have just finished making a set of smilies to replace the default smilies (emotes) for OCPortal but have no idea where to release it here. You can take a peek at the smilies here: OCPortal Smilies by =Petrikuhr on deviantART


Can anyone suggest to me where to release them here please?


Brian Hay said

Thank you but I don't think it is anything real impressive at all :) I am small for now. I mostly just host the sites that I develop myself and a handful of others.

I was just tossing a hint your way that if hosting is a problem for you I have lots of room and I am open to trades. Some of my skills/hosting space for graphics.

I just had a look at your galley. Wow, now that IS impressive.


Well, it's still impressive to me, I can't even get a website up and running let alone run a server.

Can you adam'N'eve it, the free host I was on has gone down AGAIN, I deleted my site there and navigated to the url to be sure the site was deleted and got the HUGE mcafee red warning telling me the server was a threat, and my site was hosted on their servers, I am hocked and very disturbed by that.

Okay, I'll bite, what sort of level of graphics work are you looking at in return for stable hosting, I am genuinely interested. I am nervous of such offers as one guy not so very long ago offered to buy me a domain and hosting out of the goodness of his heart and the next thing I knew he was stalking me all over the net. Not suggesting you would be like him but he really scared me, I'd love to do some sort of deal with you but it would have to be all above board!

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Petrihuhr-

I think that you will find that most people on these boards would vouch for Brian. He has been a steady and positive influence in these forums from before I joined a year ago and has always been willing to help when he has a solution.

Still, I appreciate that you want to make sure that everything is on the up-and-up.

Bob
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I understand sweetie, I am really just trying to look out for my own well being though, I don't think Brian would be a problem, but I figure as it is being done out in the open like this I am better protecting myself until I know him better.

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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No need to worry about Brian - I can confirm that since the restraining order he has been impeccable in his adherence to the 250 yard exclusion zone, and has managed to bring down his heavy breathing phone calls to less than 20 a day.

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ROFLMAO!

That's Brian wiped out with a single post. Especially for the speed readers and one's that don't have a sense of humour!

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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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:o LMAO That's awesome!

If it makes you feel better I am engaged to and live with (3 years now) an absolutely gorgeous woman whom I adore, been in love with for 10 years and am 100% faithful to in every way. I totally understand your caution and I think it is smart to be careful like you are.

This isn't the first time I have  offered help like this to someone in the community but it is the first time I offered it publicly or to a newcomer. Normally I do it for long term contributing members that I catch a hint may need a hand. But I have good instincts sometimes too :) You have already made your first contribution here and I don't doubt you will make more. I usually offer help quietly in a private message too for the persons privacy and also because if I offer it publicly then it's no longer just helping out, it's advertising and then any satisfaction I get from helping out is lost.

So here is the deal if you want it…two options. Ether a banner I can use for advertising business website development or if you have any ideas for my site that would help it out that would be cool too. The only graphic I have on it is my logo that I love which was a much appreciated surprise gift from Jean ….you will find that there are several really good helpful people here.

If you already have a domain let me know what it is and I will set up a cPanel account for it. I will also install and initially configure ocPortal for you if you want me to. Or I can just turn you loose with the cPanel and you can do it yourself, whichever you prefer. If you don't have a domain let me know (in a private message) what domain you would like and I will get it for you. Your smiley set bought it, anything that helps ocPortal helps me.

If you would like to add a link to me on your site it would be appreciated but you are not obligated. Your domain and your website will be yours so if ever for any reason at all you want to move them I will make sure they are safely transferred to your new host.

I should make it clear, this just covers the hosting. If you have troubles on your site (not related to the hosting) or need some help developing it I am always happy to help when I have time but I am a very busy man. I would like to make this stuff my full time job but I am not there yet. My main bread and butter is construction and the busy season for it is fast approaching. If something comes up that you would like me to spend a significant amount of time on then we can figure out another graphics trade for that.

I would like to say as far as I am concerned you would be a paying customer like anyone else. Graphics are not cheap so if you are trading graphics for my services that is as good as cash to me.

…I know I am forgetting something but I don't know what…oh ya! Rock on! :rockon:   
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Welcome to the site. :)
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Thank you ever so much bigguy. :)




Heya Brian,
I have initiated a private topic for us, hopefully I did it right. ;)

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Hi Terrosina!

It is very nice to make your acquaintance and to welcome you to this site.

By giving us a chance to visit your initial ocportal site and a link to your amazing designs followed by a gift of a beautiful emoticon set, you have shared with us a bit of your thoughtful personality. This is probably what Brian has seen also and why he proposed his assistance to you.

I can vouch for Brian's honest desire to see that your efforts with ocPortal are well worth the investment in time. He has specialized his hosting business around the ocPortal CMS in making sure it gets the best environment. He will be hosting something close to 40 ocPortal websites for my students in a collaborative project we have just agreed upon and I am confident it will be a complete success.

Hoping we will see more of you and your unique designs!:cool:
Cheers!

Jean
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Thanks for all the kind words guys :)

Wow, I already have great new graphics to play with. She doesn't waste any time. :) !

rockbabe.org is registered, set up with a new cPanel account and ready to go….Keep an eye on it, I have a feeling it is going to be one great looking site.

Jean I am really excited about your project, thanks for making me a part of it!
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Heya Jean, thank you so very much for the kind words and the lovely welcome.

I have many more plans for contributing here, mostly graphics of course as my coding abilities are pretty non-existant, I can scrape by but that's about it, I shall no doubt be asking many coding related questions here as time goes by, so much so I shouldn't be surprised if you al bet terribly tired of my asking questions, especially when you see how terrible I am with it all. :(

I really didn't mean to suggest Brian would be a worry, I mentioned my situation just so people would understand my caution a little better. ;)






Hello Brian, you are an absolute angel, thank you so very much, please 'do' feel comfortable with asking for any graphics you need making, if it is in my ability it will be done for you. :)

I hope to get my site opened soon, I am still 'very' new to OCPortal and I am finding it a very steep learning curve so it could be a while before I can open, we'll see. ;)

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Heya Brian,

I see you have opted to use a class to position the VDU 'fp_col_block', I wonder didn't the span work for you, the empty space looks really weird on your site. Didn't the span work in all browsers, coding isn't my thing to be truthful so I stand to learn something here I think. :)

Metal IS Forever & We WILL Rock You 'til You Choke! Rock Babe
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Greetings and Welcome!

I know, I'm late to the party, but *shrugs* better late than never right?

On a side note, my site is hosted by Brian's Awesome Hosting, and let me tell you, it has been a far more awesome experience than I got with commercial hosts (dreamhost, TMD, opensourcehosting). So awesome in fact that I pay Brian for hosting my site.

If you are looking for stability, you can't go wrong with him. He always responds to emails and is always readily available to give a helping hand. I'd recommend him over any hosting company out there. After all, I put my money into it as well, which for someone who has such a small budget to work with, that is saying something.

Legends of Nor'Ova: A site powered by ocPortal; home of the Legends of Nor'Ova tabletop RPG wiki and community.

Like ocPortal? Want to thank Chris and gang somehow? Then help out in the chat room! It really needs your help! Just open it in a tab everytime you open your web browser, and when you hear a "ding", check it out!

"Those who want help should first be willing to give help."
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