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Weaves Overhaul
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Posted on Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:39 pm
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I've begun a thread in Admin discussion about redoing the weaves library. While you may not be able to post there, please read it and if you want you may use this thread to share your thoughts. I will read them. I just wanted to keep the BOD approval thread tidy.

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Posted on Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:41 pm
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i think it sounds like a wonderful idea, and it sounds like it would make it a lot easier for people to find things. Very Happy


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Posted on Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:47 pm
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yeah, it would make it easier and better...sounds great!


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Posted on Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:03 am
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just for convinionce, here's the link... http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=6192


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Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:15 am
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http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=6192&start=15

Theres a new page mockup for the weaves. I have it hosted at:

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/cschwar4/www/Weaves.htm

Let's see what you think.

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Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:05 am
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i think its great, but is this realy gonna have all the weaves? because i think it would take a mighty long time getting the Information for, AR family's etc..

i'd love to help cause i got 6 weeks of holidays and not much to doo, but ill be busy over the next week or so due to christmass.

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Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:37 pm
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stupid mockup. i wanna see how it works. Mad

It's really good, and I think that's gonna be awesome. Smile Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.


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Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:36 pm
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The hardest part is going to be relisting all the weaves with these properties individually. I could use some member help on that. The good news is it doesn't require massive coding.

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Posted on Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:23 am
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it will take a ton of admin work to get the properties entered, and that's after all the million pieces of information are gathered.

but, after it's put together, it will be a very powerful database.

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Posted on Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:43 pm
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I looked it over, briefly... I don't know what assistance I'd be able to offer, being a relative newb around here (less than a year) but I'll knock it around in my head and see if I can't come up with any suggestions.... I'd love to help in any capacity I could.


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Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:28 am
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It looks like a good way to search through the weaves, once finished. However, it doesn't seem very useful for merely browsing through them. I hope a browsing method remains available as well.


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Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:49 am
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you could search an entire family.. (all weaves containing a family)

or an entire family excluding the hybrids. (all weaves in a family containing only that family)

or, all families. (would return every weave)

each of those searches would be good browsing searches.
and, you can browse them in alphabetical or cronological orientations.

we would need a pretty detailed "help" page to explain the sort of searches that would return various results.

being a newbie is great for helping fine tuning this.. is the page confusing to someone who is just getting started.. do we need a "i just started, what weaves are the easy ones" link? might return euro4, spiral4, et cetera. even if the search engine can be asked to return this result, a link that queried that search in one click might be useful..

MAIL is for the newbies almost more than the experienced maillers (in my opinion). experienced maillers can puzzle it out for themselves. MAIL should give a new mailler the foundation to be able to do that.

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Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:50 pm
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Perhaps there could be a page sut up *just* for weaves recommended for people new to maille. I would recommend a "Start Making Maille!" type of setup, with the first step being euro 4-1, then the second step being japanese square, and then step three being one of the various HP3-1 sheets. After that, they *should* have enough background in mailling to be able to figure it out, or at least know what kind of questions to ask.

Just my $0.02.


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Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:11 am
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That sounds more like an idea for an article to me.

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Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:32 am
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I'd be more than happy to offer up some data entry help. As long as there isn't any major coding involved I can sit mindlessly at my computer for a few hours plugging in information at least once a week for the next few weeks.

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