forums
new posts
donate
UER Store
events
location db
db map
search
members
faq
terms of service
privacy policy
register
login




UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Location DB modification etiquette (Viewed 189 times)
ryan5685 


Location: Cincinnati, OH
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 49 likes


"So what do you do for fun?" Oh I go in abandoned buildings and take pictures.

 |  | 
Location DB modification etiquette
< on 10/7/2018 3:43 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I came across an old DB entry of a building that's repurposed. It said "Drop everything - must see" and has all the data at the time it was abandoned. I know that you all have said in the past that you want to use it as sort of a time capsule of past abandonments, so I was thinking I should leave everything the way it is other than changing the status to "Repurposed" and writing that it is no longer abandoned.

Thoughts?




Are we living a life that is safe from harm? Of course not, we never are. But that's not the right question. The question is, are we living a life that is worth the harm?
Steed 


Location: Edmonton/Seoul
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1426 likes


Your Friendly Neighbourhood Race Traitor

 |  |  | Daehanmindecline
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 1 on 10/7/2018 4:36 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I would change the status but not touch the "Drop everything must see." If you have a link or something showing the change, you can add that somewhere without deleting anyone else's text.




Aran 


Location: Madison, WI
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 368 likes


Combining form and functionality

 |  | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 2 on 10/7/2018 9:16 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Steed
I would change the status but not touch the "Drop everything must see." If you have a link or something showing the change, you can add that somewhere without deleting anyone else's text.


This is what I do, along with adding a small note to the description listing when it was repurposed (ex: repurposed as of 10/2018) and what it was repurposed as.

On another DB etiquette side note, what's the proper form for drains with two outfalls a decent distance from one another? I know of two outfalls that are on opposite ends of the same storm drain main line. I've already added one of the outfalls, but should the other one be in the DB too?



[last edit 10/7/2018 9:16 PM by Aran - edited 1 times]

At the end of the day, we're all just archaeologists who jumped the gun.

Flickr: https://www.flickr...ple/161731563@N02/
yokes 


Location: Toronto
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 523 likes


I aim to misbehave

 |  |  | AIM Message | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 3 on 10/7/2018 9:58 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
If the location is active, then I would mark it as active. The status isn't intended to be a time capsule.. it is pertinent information for other members.




"Great architecture has only two natural enemies: water and stupid men." - Richard Nickel
Steed 


Location: Edmonton/Seoul
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1426 likes


Your Friendly Neighbourhood Race Traitor

 |  |  | Daehanmindecline
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 4 on 10/8/2018 2:05 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Aran

On another DB etiquette side note, what's the proper form for drains with two outfalls a decent distance from one another? I know of two outfalls that are on opposite ends of the same storm drain main line. I've already added one of the outfalls, but should the other one be in the DB too?


That's a tough question. I think the tunnel is one system and one entry is most appropriate. When you explore them, do you go from one to the other, or do you usually just stay in the vicinity of one or the other?

There's one underground river I've added two locations for where there is an upstream segment and a downstream segment with an exit between them, and the tunnel shape, accessibility, and safety are very different in both.

I've also had to think hard on adding subway lines to the LDB, as I can't just add every entry and exit point.




Masakari 


Location: Vancouver
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 22 likes




 |  | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 5 on 10/9/2018 12:03 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I have a little side question somewhat relevant to the topic at hand, I am a full member and I am wondering how I can update the validation of a location. I will explore something from the DB and see that it was validated a year or more ago and I would like to update that so it's validation is current. I will feel quite silly if it is a simple thing, I have looked many times in how to lol.




2Xplorations 


Location: Tena Bar
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1079 likes




 |  |  | Anatomy of a Hi-jacker
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 6 on 10/9/2018 12:39 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Masakari
I have a little side question somewhat relevant to the topic at hand, I am a full member and I am wondering how I can update the validation of a location. I will explore something from the DB and see that it was validated a year or more ago and I would like to update that so it's validation is current. I will feel quite silly if it is a simple thing, I have looked many times in how to lol.


You have to run for Moderator. I hear there is a vacancy.




Explorer Savant and winner of 2 UER Lifetime Achievement Awards

Aran 


Location: Madison, WI
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 368 likes


Combining form and functionality

 |  | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 7 on 10/9/2018 6:29 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Masakari
I have a little side question somewhat relevant to the topic at hand, I am a full member and I am wondering how I can update the validation of a location. I will explore something from the DB and see that it was validated a year or more ago and I would like to update that so it's validation is current. I will feel quite silly if it is a simple thing, I have looked many times in how to lol.


I usually add an album of my visit labeled "[season/month] [year]" to the DB entry. That way, anyone checking that particular entry can at least see that it was still standing. This is especially helpful for DB entries for locations that are still around but haven't been updated in 5+ years.




At the end of the day, we're all just archaeologists who jumped the gun.

Flickr: https://www.flickr...ple/161731563@N02/
Steed 


Location: Edmonton/Seoul
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1426 likes


Your Friendly Neighbourhood Race Traitor

 |  |  | Daehanmindecline
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 8 on 10/9/2018 8:01 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Aran


I usually add an album of my visit labeled "[season/month] [year]" to the DB entry. That way, anyone checking that particular entry can at least see that it was still standing. This is especially helpful for DB entries for locations that are still around but haven't been updated in 5+ years.


You don't have to put the date in the gallery name. There's the Gallery Date field, which should reflect the day the pictures were taken rather than the day of upload. That's enough to show the timing of the photos and gives you more room for a more descriptive gallery name.

For instance you could put something like

"Returned on Christmas 2017 and found a crater"
2017-12-25




Masakari 


Location: Vancouver
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 22 likes




 |  | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 9 on 10/10/2018 12:25 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Aran


I usually add an album of my visit labeled "[season/month] [year]" to the DB entry. That way, anyone checking that particular entry can at least see that it was still standing. This is especially helpful for DB entries for locations that are still around but haven't been updated in 5+ years.


That's an excellent idea! I will do that in the future thanks!

Moderator eh? What are the requirements for that? Sounds prestigious!




Radio2600 


Location: Peoples Republic of Pizzaria
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 541 likes


It's 10 PM, do you know what time it is?

 |  | 
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 10 on 10/15/2018 3:30 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by 2Xplorations


You have to run for Moderator. I hear there is a vacancy.


Mike hasn't been LDB Mod for some time now.




Two of the most famous products of Berkeley are LSD and Unix. I don’t think that this is a coincidence.
2Xplorations 


Location: Tena Bar
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1079 likes




 |  |  | Anatomy of a Hi-jacker
Re: Location DB modification etiquette
< Reply # 11 on 10/15/2018 2:06 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Radio2600


Mike hasn't been LDB Mod for some time now.


Really ? I was not referring to him.




Explorer Savant and winner of 2 UER Lifetime Achievement Awards

UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Location DB modification etiquette (Viewed 189 times)


Add a poll to this thread



This thread is in a public category, and can't be made private.



All content and images copyright 2002-2018 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
This page was generated for you in 80 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 558809129 pages have been generated.