Category Archives: TVC Banner Exchange

Script Review

As I am not a programmer and I do not have much knowledge on programming. I found free scripts on the internet for my site building. Unfortunately, some installed scripts have faded out and no version upgrade after years.

One of the scripts I used is FanUpdate, that is a blog script for multi-sites. I have used for years as site news. It is useful but it is really not user-friendly when removing spams (no batch removal function). I have got fed up with removing the spams one by one or removed them in phpMyAdmin. So, I have decided to use another script.

After searching on the internet, not many scripts fit to my requirements, i.e, light and can be embeded in multi-sites. I have given a try on Cutenews, but unfortunately, I cannot login to the dashboard after several repeated installations. Finally, I install WordPress, which I have used for my personal blog for years. Though it is not light, but it is well-maintained and able to manage the blog for multi-sites.

So, our update blog has been back again!

Switching Host

I have planned to switch host due to IP changes frequently. So I have done the testing move and found there are many websites of our members or banners got errors. For the banner problem, I can help just by saving the banner graphic on my server. But for the site problem, it is sad that some sites have got offline and I cannot help. Therefore, these members have been removed.

And a sad news again, I have decided to close the site, The Vampire Coven Online Resource Centre, one of the banner exchange members. The reason is I have got too many fanstuff on hand and it is hard to maintain the site under WordPress. The fanstuff will surely appear again but I need time to think how to handle it.

Fortunately, I have seen some new sites about Anne Rice on the internet recently. I hope I will have time to contact those webmasters later. If you have encountered a good site, you can feel free to let me know.

Membership Review

I have just had a site check of the joined members. Unfortunately, there are several sites being offline and no search results can be found via Google. So, I finally removed them from the Exchange. Hope all the banners work well now. We now still open for new membership, just feel free to join us!

Anne Rice Link Directory

To be a website master, I really would like to see several directories to list my websites, so that more traffic can be drawn. I also love to see if there are any link directory delicates to Anne Rice. I think it is much easier for her fans to find and read more information about her and her work. Several anne rice link directories have been born but died or abandoned in the end. It is a pity. Therefore, I am eager to create one on my own. Hope I can find a good script to manage it. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to write comments.