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gapertimmy

New TR? Please Read.

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Greeetings Everyone-

If you are a very keen eyed cc.com'er you may have noticed a new button in the "Route Report" Forums. Right up there next to the new post button, you'll see a New TR button.

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what is this?

I think we all know there is some great content here on cc.com, but at times it gets burried amongst other, well, not so glamorous postings. The NEW TR button is an attempt to help index the good stuff a bit better, at the same time adding a little bit of structure to trip reports.

 

The NEW Trip Report Form

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When you have a trip report to post now, i kindly ask that you click that little button, and use the super fancy form. There are some pre-defined fields that are very usefull for trip reports, and a neato-new MY PICTURES popup panel... it allows you to add pictures you have posted in the gallery to your trip report with one click of the mouse! How dope is that? Well I thought it was kind of cool.

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So What does it do?

Well, it makes trip reports look all nice and purdy, and it posts them to their perspecitve forum just like days of old, but it also populates the NEW TRIP REPORT INDEX

 

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/threadz/tripreports.php

 

The goal of the trip report index is to give people a quick way to view the latest beta and TR's that have been posted here. You can search/sort the trip report index much like the normal search engine, but its nice and fast, and I think its easy to use.

 

You can search by Location (eg Mountain or Crag) name, by the date of the trip, the date the trip report was posted, and by the geographic->form the Trip report belongs to.

 

You will also notice that a little camera icon shows up next to TR's that have pictures in them (not graemlins, real pictures).

 

Neat so...

So right now the mod's are going through the past 3 years of posts and slowly adding in the old TR's into the system, but you the dedicated cc.com'er needs to now venture out into thar hills, with camera in hand, and get sum, and then come back so you can click on that little NEW TR button and post away!

 

Feedback-Bug Reports-Features

Please post feedback and bug reports to this thread. Some new features will be added in that will leverage the trip report index a bit more (namely opt-in trip report digests to your email inbox) and some other neato stuff.

 

Let me know what you think!

-Timmy

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Nice work!

 

Maybe you could add a little flag feature or something for new routes (FAs)? That would be a handy feature for people working on guidebooks and that sort of thing.

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thanks for the props everyone

 

Nice work!

 

Maybe you could add a little flag feature or something for new routes (FAs)? That would be a handy feature for people working on guidebooks and that sort of thing.

 

We are discussing different ways of making FA publishing here a bit more friendly and that is kind of in the works. maybe version .02 will have it wink.gif

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Very cool feature thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

 

So right now the mod's are going through the past 3 years of posts and slowly adding in the old TR's into the system

 

Can you put a link in the old trip reports to the thread whence it came?

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thanks for the props everyone

 

Nice work!

 

Maybe you could add a little flag feature or something for new routes (FAs)? That would be a handy feature for people working on guidebooks and that sort of thing.

 

We are discussing different ways of making FA publishing here a bit more friendly and that is kind of in the works. maybe version .02 will have it wink.gif

 

Why don'y you just add a field for 1st ascent? Or naked first ascent? Or first recorded naked winter free complete brownpoint ascent?

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Can you put a link in the old trip reports to the thread whence it came?

 

?? that's the way it already works. click the trip report name and it takes you to the thread.

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Maybe I confused myself by reading another related thread. I was under the impression that the new system would be trip reports only posts with no replies allowed. That's why I said to include the link. confused.gif

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How do you find articles that were "published"? That is, the old trip reports were found on the Entrance Page. They are no longer there. Where are they?

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winter-

I'm just tossing around the idea RE: FA reporting... there seems to be quite a bit of discussion on and offline regarding why people don't post FA's here. I"m of the camp that believes that no matter what type of reporting system is in place here I still think folks won't do it, but i'm trying to be open minded about it. We already have a forum for FWTD's and FNA's it be called 'Spray'

 

Dustin... if you click on the Name of the route it will take you to the original thread... using the form still creates a post in the forum just like any normal post would do, but it INDEXES certain info, to make it easier to find TR/Beta via the TRIP REPORT INDEX.

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How do you find articles that were "published"? That is, the old trip reports were found on the Entrance Page. They are no longer there. Where are they?

The PUBlISH button is still an option as well, great for getting events, access info, and other great reads posted to the "other" part of the site.

 

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/index.php?option=articles&Itemid=3

 

or

 

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/index.php?option=archiveNews&type=Articles

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yah - please make mikes cutthroat peak TR available. that was one of the funniest things ive ever read - a fine example of creative writing - and i wanted to share it with friends but its not there!

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dru,

 

does "timmay fixed it" mean that mikes TR is available? - because i tried doing a search and i couldnt find it. if you find it, could you please post a link?

 

cheers, todd

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been posting TR's in the new system... makes for a nice way to get a digest of what has been going on. I appreciate it.

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