Adding 'download' column to existing 'visitors' table (as requested)

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at
Thu Nov 7 14:52:43 CET 2013

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Νίκος Αλεξόπουλος <nikos.gr33k at> wrote:
> Στις 6/11/2013 7:59 μμ, ο/η Denis McMahon έγραψε:
>> On Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:30:03 +0200, Nick the Gr33k wrote:
>>> I have decided to take your advice.
>> No you haven't. You only think you have, but really you either haven't
>> understood the advice at all.
>>> My implementation is like the following.
>>> I do not use an extra table of downlaods that i asoociate with table
>>> visitors with a foreing key but decided to add an additional 'download'
>>> column into the existant visitors table:
>> No no no no no no no no no no nononononono no!
>> That's *NOT* the right way to do it.
>> And this is where I finally and terminally give up trying to help you.
>> I've had enough. You refuse to learn the right way to do it. You won't
>> listen to the opinions and suggestions of people with a great deal more
>> experience than you have in such matters. It's not going to work properly
>> in the end. I refuse to be associated with it any further.
> --
> Denis, you may choose to not help any further, thats acceptable as you
> personal choice.
> I have to inform you though that my solution of adding an extra 'download'
> column in my 'visitors' table has the benefits of
> 1. refrain me for creating one more table

refraining you is a very good thing

> 2. the download is remained associated with the person that made the
> download since all this info is placed in the same record.

just think, all those folks who figured out databases were wrong.
Nikos has shown that you just need to put everything in a single
record.  Wow! look at that record with everything in it!  Its so cool
and it helped to refrain Nikos the idiot!

> My solution works just fine and is giving no problems.

Great, now that you have not problems, you might consider going away
forever so as not to cause other people problems!

> I cant overcome the urge though to try to use some database that can hold
> lists to a single.

You need to see a therapist to help with overcoming your urges.  We
are not qualified in that area.
> --

Joel Goldstick

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