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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-02 6:36 PM (#12575 - in reply to #12574)
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Use sheet 2 in the doc to add whatever categories you want and just number the links to match the new categories. I've talked to whargoul and he's cool with as many cats as you think we'll need to organize things properly.

No, I meant something like this:

 





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Engelbrecht
Posted 2016-02-05 6:39 PM (#12599 - in reply to #12575)
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illegible_scribble - 2016-02-02 4:36 PM

Administrator - 2016-02-03 10:29 AM
Use sheet 2 in the doc to add whatever categories you want and just number the links to match the new categories. I've talked to whargoul and he's cool with as many cats as you think we'll need to organize things properly.

No, I meant something like this:

illegible_scribble, the example jpg can't be seen or downloaded - perhaps try a different approach?

I added a bunch of possible categories to the Categories page (formerly page 2), each with some example member sites.  Some of the sites are a little hard to place in one category or another, but I think that the key thing is to get all the important sites included (how can the SF Encyclopedia be left out, for example?!?!).  Maybe take a look at the Locus links page to see how they categorize things.  I can see that the categorization of sites might turn into a project larger than you have time for at present - if so, I think we should just add all the misc links into the RN_Type_ID #1 section (perhaps retitling it to General Sites?), and revisit the categorization another time.  Otherwise, let's set up more categories and populate them.  As I mentioned earlier, some sites don't fit  neatly in a single category, so we might want to list those sites in multiple categories?

Anyhow, I've finished adding blog links for now (it took me a while because I kept stopping to read the blogs! ).  I tried to include those WWE members who have a blog site and who are habitual bloggers, but I'm sure I've missed some people.

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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-05 6:43 PM (#12600 - in reply to #12599)
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Engelbrecht - 2016-02-06 11:39 AM
illegible_scribble, the example jpg can't be seen or downloaded - perhaps try a different approach?

I've noticed that images attached to thread posts seem to disappear after a few days.

 





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Engelbrecht
Posted 2016-02-06 2:18 AM (#12602 - in reply to #2284)
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Ah - now I can see it - looks good!
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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-06 2:41 AM (#12603 - in reply to #12602)
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Engelbrecht - 2016-02-06 7:18 PM
Ah - now I can see it - looks good!

And then a compilation list could be created for each type of link by going through the Author records, just as the list of WWEnd Member Web Sites is created by going through the Member records.

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Engelbrecht
Posted 2016-02-06 3:10 AM (#12605 - in reply to #12603)
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illegible_scribble - 2016-02-06 12:41 AM

Engelbrecht - 2016-02-06 7:18 PM
Ah - now I can see it - looks good!

And then a compilation list could be created for each type of link by going through the Author records, just as the list of WWEnd Member Web Sites is created by going through the Member records.

I'd be a little hesitant to rely solely on compilation lists - they can contain a lot of cruft.  For example, there are more than 1000 WWE Member Web Sites, but only about 10 stood out to me as belonging on a curated list.  Of course, I didn't look at all 1000 sites...

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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-06 4:24 AM (#12606 - in reply to #12605)
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Engelbrecht - 2016-02-06 8:10 PM
I'd be a little hesitant to rely solely on compilation lists - they can contain a lot of cruft. For example, there are more than 1000 WWE Member Web Sites, but only about 10 stood out to me as belonging on a curated list. Of course, I didn't look at all 1000 sites...

The difference is that the links on Author pages would be entered by Uber Users. And there are tools which can be used on a periodic basis to detect dead links.

 

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Posted 2016-02-06 3:26 PM (#12609 - in reply to #12606)
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OK, so I've updated the list with the spreadsheet you guys all worked out.  Thanks for cleaning that up!

We have in mind a more robust link strategy that will tie into the author and publisher links etc. so that they can go in from multiple places into the same data table.  That way all the author links will be in the list section and show on the individual authors' pages etc. etc. etc.  When we get around to it anyway   For now this is a great update.

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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-06 5:23 PM (#12613 - in reply to #12609)
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OK, so I've updated the list with the spreadsheet you guys all worked out.

AUUUGGHHH! Alpha by first name! You're killin' me here! 

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Engelbrecht
Posted 2016-02-06 5:35 PM (#12614 - in reply to #2284)
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As well as the first name sorting issue, there are some additional issues, as follows:

  • There were a couple of errors in the spreadsheet data (SF/F/H Blogs) which I've now fixed - a duplicate record (From Couch to Moon), and a typo (It Started with the Hugos) (either needs to be fixed manually or by reuploading the data).
  • The link for David Anthony Durham was outdated and has been updated (Again, either needs to be fixed manually or by reuploading the data).
  • There's a site (Mind Voyages) that was on bleebs' deletion list that didn't get deleted - it still needs deletion.



 

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Posted 2016-02-06 8:29 PM (#12616 - in reply to #12613)
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illegible_scribble - 2016-02-06 5:23 PM

Administrator - 2016-02-07 8:26 AM
OK, so I've updated the list with the spreadsheet you guys all worked out.

AUUUGGHHH! Alpha by first name! You're killin' me here! 

Hey, you guys made the updates!  There are not so many like yet that it's hard to find stuff.  It could be a problem later but we'll fix it before it does.

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Posted 2016-02-06 8:29 PM (#12617 - in reply to #12614)
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Engelbrecht - 2016-02-06 5:35 PM

As well as the first name sorting issue, there are some additional issues, as follows:

  • There were a couple of errors in the spreadsheet data (SF/F/H Blogs) which I've now fixed - a duplicate record (From Couch to Moon), and a typo (It Started with the Hugos) (either needs to be fixed manually or by reuploading the data).
  • The link for David Anthony Durham was outdated and has been updated (Again, either needs to be fixed manually or by reuploading the data).
  • There's a site (Mind Voyages) that was on bleebs' deletion list that didn't get deleted - it still needs deletion.



 

Those changes have been made.

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illegible_scribble
Posted 2016-02-06 9:02 PM (#12618 - in reply to #12616)
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Hey, you guys made the updates!  There are not so many like yet that it's hard to find stuff.  It could be a problem later but we'll fix it before it does.

Yes, I did. And I added a name breakout and sorted by Last Name. 

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Bormgans
Posted 2016-06-05 3:08 AM (#13735 - in reply to #12618)
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I've just noticed that the blog roll list on the right of the blog page is based on the old links. Maybe update that too?
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