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Dumb TR question:

Postby Flattlander » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:12 pm

I just wrote my first trip report, and I have a dumb question about it. Is there something I do to get it to show up on the page for the mountain it took place on? Is that the "attach/detach" feature? Similarly, how do you get your images to show up in albums for mountains?
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Re: Dumb TR question:

Postby rgg » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:22 pm

Yep, the Attach/Detach will do just that. Works for any type of page, wether it is a trip report or image. You have to be logged in to Attach or Detach, and you can only do it for objects that you own.

The alternative way to get something attached, which is in fact recommended for pictures, is that instead of just posting the picture and attaching it afterwards, you can go to the mountain or album page, and use the Add Picture or Add Trip Report item from the Contribute menu on the left of the page.
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Re: Dumb TR question:

Postby mountainhare » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:42 pm

I have my own dumb trip report question. It appears we can edit our trip report submissions after we first post them, which is cool, but is there a way to save our work without posting it to the site? I didn't want to post a small incomplete piece, so I had to wait until I got some time here at work to do the whole thing (which isn't that big in itself) and submit it.

My picture questions are probably answered elsewhere in this forum so I will search around on that. Definitely the work of a beginner but I think I will get better at it. Sort of like being a clueless tourist a few years ago that eventually became a competent backpacker.
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Re: Dumb TR question:

Postby surgent » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:05 pm

mountainhare wrote:I have my own dumb trip report question. It appears we can edit our trip report submissions after we first post them, which is cool, but is there a way to save our work without posting it to the site? I didn't want to post a small incomplete piece, so I had to wait until I got some time here at work to do the whole thing (which isn't that big in itself) and submit it.

My picture questions are probably answered elsewhere in this forum so I will search around on that. Definitely the work of a beginner but I think I will get better at it. Sort of like being a clueless tourist a few years ago that eventually became a competent backpacker.


You can create the page as a custom object, which places it in a sort of limbo status until you think it's complete enough, then you change its status to Trip Report (or whatever) and attach it to the appropriate page(s).

Or, you can write it all off-site, then dump it all into the fields at once.

There are times when the page is complete but still may need further work. You can mention this in the page, e.g. "Under Construction, photos coming soon". What you want to avoid is creating a TR page (or similar) where you write nothing except "coming soon". Those blank pages usually get the boot after a couple days. The unofficial rule is that any page should be mostly complete - enough to stand on its own - when it is posted. Then you can tweak it as much as you like.

Bear in mind that new pages of any sort are listed in the "What's New" section, which brings it to the attention of the group at large. Mostly blank, or obviously incomplete pages, are frowned upon since they take up space undeservedly.

Most people here are observant enough to recognize a page-in-progress and will cut the person slack (or even offer to help) as long as it's not a blank page where the person is essentially squatting on the name and may (or may not) post information on the page sometime in the future.

To see what not to do, do a search of pages by scores in ascending order. Many pages have 0 or low scores. Some are deservedly awful, but some are as I describe above: someone started a page, wrote two sentences, and never followed up.

The main thing is to not feel intimidated. The more TRs or any pages, the better. No one will ever call you out for having created a page where it was clear your intent was good.
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Re: Dumb TR question:

Postby rgg » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:03 am

mountainhare wrote:I have my own dumb trip report question. It appears we can edit our trip report submissions after we first post them, which is cool, but is there a way to save our work without posting it to the site? I didn't want to post a small incomplete piece, so I had to wait until I got some time here at work to do the whole thing (which isn't that big in itself) and submit it.

My picture questions are probably answered elsewhere in this forum so I will search around on that. Definitely the work of a beginner but I think I will get better at it. Sort of like being a clueless tourist a few years ago that eventually became a competent backpacker.


You might want to check out the thread How to write a trip report??.
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Re: Dumb TR question:

Postby mountainhare » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:17 am

Oh that thread is awesome. I didn't think to look in the general discussion section. Thank you both for the Custom Object tip, I am going to try that method on the next one.
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Postby mountainhare » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:56 am

Great resources abound here. Just learned a little HTML coding and now the page looks much smoother. I like this site. It's fun to finally share this stuff with others, then read others' stories and learn about new places, new things...
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