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Randi

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Ask general questions
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:34:45 pm »
This is the catch-all place to ask questions that are more general, those that don't fit in the topics that are finely focused on specific aspects.


Use this link to go to OldWeather:Whaling
« Last Edit: September 27, 2015, 06:05:11 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 04:32:11 pm »
Silly question - where do I find the whaling ships.

I thought I would just have a quick look but the only ships available on the website were the Phase 3 ones. When will the whalers go live.

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 04:40:34 pm »
We were supposed to have a "soft" launch today for "Old Weather: Whaling"  - meaning the fully polished interface goes up for anyone to use, but only forum members and their friends know about it.  More changes coming, so public launch tentatively scheduled for October.

Clearly, it wasn't quite ready, and since there is no publicity forcing the issue, they are choosing to make it right instead maybe-right and on time.

I'm on their side of that decision.  It will appear when it is ready.  Doesn't stop us mods from prepping for it tho.  :)



P.S. If you want to see the source of the logs we will be transcribing, see the site of the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
http://www.whalingmuseum.org/explore/library/logbooks-journals
« Last Edit: September 24, 2015, 04:44:18 pm by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 04:45:38 pm »
Still expected today - I'm getting messages containing words like 'deploying' and 'staging' from the developers. Not sure exactly when.


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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 05:09:40 pm »
Thanks Philip - good to know.

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 05:51:32 pm »
Aha!  Thanks Philip - I raced home from work to enjoy it...have to be a bit patient yet  ;) :)

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 09:45:44 pm »
That's fine, I just thought my computer skills were even worse than I thought!

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Re: Ask general qhttp://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?board=35.0uestions
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2015, 11:43:29 am »
Is there any way at all to see the full list of ships? I'm presented with four at the bottom of the index page, but no full list that I can find.

Edit: See discussion at link, although a page with a full alphabetical list would still be nice.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2015, 12:12:15 pm by Danny252 »

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2015, 02:32:17 pm »
I'm trying to work out how to get a page link for forum posts, and Randi offered this:

In mark mode before you click on the options to the right you can get the page link in the normal way.

I did this for a page (Horatio, Page 10) and the only link I see is this, from the address bar (right clicking on the image doesn't offer an image link):

http://whaling.oldweather.org/#/mark?group_id=5604664a3937640006da0100

Which doesn't return Page 10 when I paste it into a new browser page.


[copied to :http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=4423.msg116676#msg116676 and listed by mods]
« Last Edit: September 27, 2015, 06:17:59 pm by AvastMH »

Randi

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2015, 02:37:01 pm »
Works in Firefox but not in Chrome ::)

[listed with above problem!]
« Last Edit: September 27, 2015, 06:22:37 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2015, 02:40:24 pm »
Really? I'm using Chrome to get the front page list to show...

Works in Firefox but not in Chrome ::)

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2015, 02:41:48 pm »
What I meant was: getting the URL works in Firefox but not in Chrome.

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2015, 03:15:56 pm »
Sorry, yes I understand. The Horatio is unreachable in Firefox due to the non-horizontal-scrolling ship's page. So, I use Chrome to get into the Horatio, copy the URL from the Chrome address bar, paste it into Firefox, use multi-page view to navigate to the page I want, right click and copy the image address - success.  :D

I'm sure the dev's will get a handle on it, when they have a chance to come up for air.  ;)

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 06:24:28 pm »
WOW!   Neat!

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Re: Ask general questions
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2015, 10:11:34 pm »
Probably worth fishing out Janet's excellent ice guide: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3432.msg55503#msg55503

Could this perhaps be made somewhat visible in the whaling forums? I never knew it existed, and bluemuffin78 has been asking me to explain all sorts of ice-related terms that the logs include.