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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2014, 09:03:12 pm »
 ;D Oh, until I read your response all the way through, I thought you were jokingly adding a help button tagged "Randi".  I know I've used that and the "Janet" button a bunch!

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2014, 09:05:47 pm »
We both try to function when pressed.  ;)

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2014, 09:07:43 pm »
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2014, 04:18:41 pm »
it is stupid i know but i can not get past the first part of the tutorial because i can not find where the date is written on the log
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2014, 04:44:55 pm »
Often the date is on the second page.
You will enter the date when you get to the second (Events/Remarks) page.
If you do not see a date, do not enter it.
The system links the two pages (data and events) together, so that the date and location will be associated with both pages.

This sample might help you: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3933.msg72401#msg72401

Unfortunately, not all logs use exactly the same format, so sometimes the instructions are confusing.
To find information on a specific ship, see the second post in: * * * Index - Use this to find your Ship * * *
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2014, 05:22:56 pm »
If this isn't clear, don't hesitate to ask for more explanation.
Also, don't hesitate to ask other questions!

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2014, 10:05:39 pm »
cheers...

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2014, 10:10:55 pm »
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2014, 08:31:37 pm »
I'm working on Perry logs, and have a q about the miscellaneous events pages.
What are the numbers in brackets after location names? And should I be transcribing them?
eg Guard Id. (42.3), distant 0.7 mile
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%
Thanks!

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2014, 08:36:41 pm »
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2014, 08:45:40 pm »
I have taken a look at this page: http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Commodore%20perry//Volumes/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Arfon-JPEGS/RG26/COMMODORE%20PERRY//vol176/vol176_073_1.jpg

My guess is that the numbers in parentheses are what the log reads since when the log is put over it reads 7.7 and then the course is ExS until the log reads 9.3, and then the course is ESE until the log is 12.6 and then "4:50, Tree Point Lt. abeam, distant 1 mile (20.4)."

There is no need to transcribe those numbers unless they are in something you are transcribing - TWYS ;)

I would transcribe the location as
Location | Place Name = 4:50, Tree Point Lt. abeam, distant 1 mile
or
Location | Place Name = Tree Point Lt. abeam, distant 1 mile
and not include the log reading.

On the other hand, if the log says "Guard Id. (42.3), distant 0.7 mile", you should include it:
Location | Place Name = Guard Id. (42.3), distant 0.7 mile


Hope this helps ;D
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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2014, 10:13:28 pm »
Yes it does, thanks!  :)

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2014, 08:40:05 pm »
http://oldweather.org/transcriptions/5480b5e63f2fd84664007434/edit  Two problems:

Working Perry log (my fourth page).  I entered a location post from info at top of page.  It looked like it took.  Further down the page, there is a bearing observation; so, I try to make another location entry,  and it locks up on me.

Also,  the bearing info is not in dd mm ss format.  It's "E 1/2 N, 4 1/2 W".  So, I TWIS.  I can't get it to take, and each time I return, my first location post disappears.  Should I be trying to convert these bearings?

Noob Cadet Ron

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2014, 08:43:23 pm »
I'm taking a look!

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Re: Got a question? Old hands are here to help
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2014, 08:46:18 pm »
http://oldweather.org/transcriptions/5480b5e63f2fd84664007434/edit  Two problems:

Working Perry log (my fourth page).  I entered a location post from info at top of page.  It looked like it took.  Further down the page, there is a bearing observation; so, I try to make another location entry,  and it locks up on me.

Also,  the bearing info is not in dd mm ss format.  It's "E 1/2 N, 4 1/2 W".  So, I TWIS.  I can't get it to take, and each time I return, my first location post disappears.  Should I be trying to convert these bearings?

Noob Cadet Ron

Do you mean the location post TAB on the page disappears or the location info on the right? If former, that's weird, if latter, don't worry that's supposed to happen. (Also concerning the bearing info, since I can't check the page (not a moderator) I can't really comment on what's going on there.)