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Banner Exchange --> NonSSI Paramaters
I have successfully written a Banner Mod for Links SQL v1.11 (well...a rudimentary one that does the following:

1) Allows users to add, modify, and delete banners that keys off the UserID field in the Users table and LinkID (ID) field in the Links table. (This is really nice since it is a N->N connection, meaning that there is only one banner for each link that the user adds. There is a N->M connection with the Users table that allows one user to add many banners for many links that they have added. Also, users cannot add banners until they have added a link in the Links table.)

2) Stores Hits and Views in separate tables in the database. (Much faster than flat file banner systems, including WebAdverts, I've used in the past.)

3) Keeps separate data for updating the Hits and Views fields in the Banners table.)

I did confront a momentarily Out of Memory problem due to malformatted fields in the tables. But I worked that problem out.

OKAY...here is my question...What are your thoughts about passing parameters via the banner view script that will allow users to put the Banner script in their web pages? I have tried a few things, including the following:

1) Using the random codes in the jump.cgi and an additional nonssi parameter that prints the location of the banner with a link that passes through banner click script

2) Simply used the nonssi parameter to print the location of the banner and link.

These attempts did not work.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

(BTW: I did read MANY threads that pertained to advertisements and banners, but there was no information that will help me with my current challenge. And, Yes, I have looked at the many banner programs for MySQL/PHP suggested by Links SQL users and I think they are inundated with tons of unnecessary codes and also are too robust for the goals of my banner exchange script PLUS it is really easy to use the same logic of LINKS SQL.)

And, no, I am not comfortable releasing this Modification since there are some makeshift codes I am using, which would be difficult to understand. May be when I clear up the Exchange issue, I will clean up the codes and release this Mod for people who are not planning on upgrading to the next version of Links SQL for awhile.

Thanks in advance....

Regards,

Eliot Lee

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Thread Banner Exchange --> NonSSI Paramaters Stealth 3795 Sep 10, 2000, 9:01 PM
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