First of all I'm going to apologise for asking what is probably a stupid question. I've created Wordpress themes before, but since the age of Thematic I've begun to leave it to the pros and now I'm lost when trying to tweak.
My website (http://www.simpletribe.net/) is composed of two types of posts: picture-only posts that are all tagged in the category "one shot" (category ID 8), and picture and text posts that are placed into a variety of categories. I'd like to create a single page that uses the archive template to display all posts EXCEPT ones in category 8, making it easier for readers to find text posts.
I'm *assuming* I should be working with either the archives.php "Archive" code, or the archive.php "Archives Page Page Template" code. Unfortunately I'm not sure which one I should copy into a new template php file, and I'm not sure how to edit the code to exclude only category 8.
Can anyone point me in the correct direction?