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    Default Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Someone asked me if the forum is basically for people who live in UAE, I said I don't think so because the majority of the members are from USA and UK... but honesly I never paid attention the uae part in the name... would someone explains it to me?

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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Well forum is hosted on uaeforum.org server. Domain name can be remedied through domain alias.



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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    The forum was earlier called forums.understanding-islam.org (hope i spelled it right). I think and I am only speculating here, that the main UI site wanted the forums to be a separate entity from UI. I think the main domain uaeforum.org is owned and maintained by Chuck here... He has added the UI forum to his server and hosted it on his own site's subdomain and that's why you have uaeforum.org in the name.

    In case you are wondering what a subdomain actually is... Here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdomain
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    [Ontopic] To compare translations of the Quran and read Tafsir Jalalayn, refer Quran.com [/Ontopic]

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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    aaaah I seeee!
    *pretending that she understood it very well*
    Sadiq, the link helped indeed, hmm.. a little.

    But seriously, I guess I understand what is all about.

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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Glad you did...

    P.S in case you need to define any web related technical jargons, i am around!
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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    of course I will inshaALLAH
    After all, it's mentionned in your profile.. with the love of softwares.
    Then if I ever need help with this big stuff, i will sure ask for YOUR help inshaALLAH. Thank you dear brother. ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiq_b View Post
    The forum was earlier called forums.understanding-islam.org (hope i spelled it right). I think and I am only speculating here, that the main UI site wanted the forums to be a separate entity from UI. I think the main domain uaeforum.org is owned and maintained by Chuck here... He has added the UI forum to his server and hosted it on his own site's subdomain and that's why you have uaeforum.org in the name.
    The old forum server was asp server, there is nothing wrong with asp, but the db and forum system that server was running couldn't even support 20 concurrent users, and usage was growing. So we exported the db to mysql and forum system to vbulliten. A friend of mine, whom I work with, offered the server space and we opened the forum on his server space.

    As for separating identity from UI, that has been discussed too but thats not the reason for running forum on this server.



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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiq_b View Post
    The forum was earlier called forums.understanding-islam.org (hope i spelled it right). I think and I am only speculating here, that the main UI site wanted the forums to be a separate entity from UI. I think the main domain uaeforum.org is owned and maintained by Chuck here... He has added the UI forum to his server and hosted it on his own site's subdomain and that's why you have uaeforum.org in the name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    The old forum server was asp server, there is nothing wrong with asp, but the db and forum system that server was running couldn't even support 20 concurrent users, and usage was growing. So we exported the db to mysql and forum system to vbulliten. A friend of mine, whom I work with, offered the server space and we opened the forum on his server space.

    As for separating identity from UI, that has been discussed too but thats not the reason for running forum on this server.
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    Then since you are full of informations mashaALLAH.. tell me what's that "referrals" in our profiles?

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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful View Post
    Then since you are full of informations mashaALLAH.. tell me what's that "referrals" in our profiles?
    Salam,

    Refferals mean how many people you have preached to join this forum. If you can recall when you registered ,near the bottom of the registration form it said "Refferer": if someone told you about this forum and gave you their username, you would put their username onto that box. Which would add to you refferals. Hope that clarified, inshallah.

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    Default Re: Why the name of the forum is uaeforum.org

    Waalaykum assalem Yanal;

    Thank you for the answer.. I appreciate.
    I don't recall the registration (not clearly anyways) nor I did point who told me about the forum... But I understand now what does "referrals" mean. Thank you again.

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