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Author Topic: Ability to add to the main aaroads website  (Read 581 times)

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Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« on: May 12, 2018, 10:01:16 AM »

There should be a way for established members to add to the main aaroads website (i.e. not the forum), given approval from other members.

For example, let's say that hbelkins has enough material to add a KY 80 page. He would add it as a draft, and it would need to be modified if necessary and then approved. Maybe I would fix a few typos in the photo descriptions, vdeane would remove a photo that had a reflection of the car in it (which wasn't noticed initially), and bandit957 and oscar would add some photos that weren't included yet. Then, once 5 people approve after the most recent modification, it gets added. (There would also be an option to reject it, which would be used if the set of photos is nowhere near comprehensive enough, there are too many bad photos, very little or very inaccurate descriptions that can't be fixed without rewriting the whole thing, etc.)

The list of people that can add/edit content or approve it would be whitelisted with about 100-200 people initially, and you would be able to request whitelisting if you aren't whitelisted.

The main obstacle to this seems to be that only the forum has membership, not the main website.
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Re: Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 10:09:46 AM »

I have enough trouble adding to my own website!
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Re: Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 02:55:59 PM »

Alex has asked to use some of my photos on various AA Roads pages in the past. That's plenty good enough for me. And Alps has some of my photos on his site as well. Anyone who wants to use any of my pictures is more than welcome as long as they provide attribution.

I've been adding photos to my Flickr pages, but am woefully behind in adding the links to millenniumhwy.net. I need to do that before I could even think about creating pages for other sites.
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Re: Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 02:59:21 PM »

I e-mailed the webmasters a few photos many years ago and they used some of them.
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Re: Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 03:14:16 PM »

Long ago, I contributed many of my photos to AARoads photo collections, including on Nevada's Extraterrestrial Highway (NV 375), and Alaska's Dalton Highway (AK 11 -- that collection has since moved to one of my own websites, and is being updated this weekend). Andy Field was very receptive, and he helped me get the hang of drafting my own web pages.
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Re: Ability to add to the main aaroads website
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 11:25:26 PM »

Need Visual Studio dot net to build an interface for external users to create and update webpages.

Who was it on m.t.r that criticised me for not using Visual Studio dot net to build my webpages?
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