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jackill
2015-09-29 11:42:07
Change is the only constant
Context of comment:Yes my Captain Messrs. Vandeleur and Lynam have passed however technology dictates that we must update their list, so their 257 has become 272.
Would you have a stone wheel on your peoples carrier?;-)
This is probably a bad time to tell you there may be another VL in the Comeraghs called Curraghduff.
I have to survey both it and Knockaunapeebra and I hope to do so next Saturday.
As to forewarning you we'll discuss how to include a maybe list, it's not a bad suggestion.
CaptainVertigo
2015-09-29 09:03:32
Upping the Ante
Context of comment:So it wasn't a case of me failing to spot the obvious or being indifferent to VLs because I was singlemindedly pursuing Arderins. No. Knockaunapeebra DID NOT EXIST as a VL a couple of years ago when I sallied forth on the Comeraghs.
Message:Is there any possibility that, in addition to telling us after the event, MV might mention the possibility that certain humps MAY in the future be elevated to VLs or Arderins.
Additional points:I will help to fix this carry on by denouncing it whenever I see it. Both Vandaleur and Lynam have passed on. Their List is settled. Remember the slogan for Guinness Light: "Who said it couldn't be done?" Well it couldn't and in this case it shouldn't. Let the lava cool. Settle these Lists and be done with it!
jackill
2015-09-29 08:50:27
New Vandeleur-Lynams
Context of comment:We received a suggestion from some members that we should announce any list additions or corrections we make to our hill lists. We probably should have been doing all along! So From now on I will try to keep you posted on any additions/deletions we make along with a brief comment on the reason for the change.
Message:This year to date we have added the following Vandeleur-Lynams.

Knockaunapeebra – Comeraghs - spot heights on 6" OS map
Camaderry SE Top – Dublin/Wicklow - DGPS Survey
Brandon Far North Top – Brandon Range - DGPS Survey
simon3
2015-09-12 15:35:30
Current website problem
Context of comment:ISSUE RESOLVED Since yesterday 11 Sept 2015 we have been experiencing intermittent failures. These appear as an inability to login usually with an error message such as "error at connect".
Message:We are endeavouring to find what is causing this unexpected difficulty.
It may be associated with uploading gps tracks.
However the symptoms are also consistent with various other things including overactive web crawling.
Additional points:If you encounter the issue and it persists then let us know. admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2015-08-14 15:39:49
Lists and track photos.
Context of comment:MV has added two lists of Irish summits, so we now have the 23 Lists and Personal Log.
The new lists are the:
Arderin Begs: Summits of 500+m height and between 15 and 30m prominence. Currently there are 121 of these.
And then there is the superlist:
Arderins + Arderin Begs. All summits of 500+m with at least 15m prominence. 527 of them at present.
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In other news it is now possible to add photos to a new track in the track upload section. As with the other places you can add such photos, you can add up to five photos in JPEG format of any pixel dimensions.
simon3
2015-08-09 08:25:22
Editing captions for track pictures Firefox
Context of comment:With the new feature for editing the description of your tracks is a means of adding your photos. It's possible to add a caption with the photo which often makes it better for the user of the website.
Currently when using newer versions of the Firefox browser it isn't possible to directly edit the caption.
Message:Workarounds.
Use another browser such as Google Chrome (not Microsoft Internet Explorer however). Or use the Source feature and edit the caption that way.
Additional points:Believe it or not this error only started after an upgrade of Firefox in July 2015 - which hopefully will be fixed soon:
https://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/13534 and
https://dev.ckeditor.com/ticket/13507
simon3
2015-07-19 08:21:18
Adding descriptions to tracks: fixes
Context of comment:When adding or editing comments from the Tracks/Walks main menu option, there was an error preventing this working. Sometimes it said "Error: possible timeout error 1042". Sometimes not.
Message:This has now been fixed.
Thanks thomas_g for alerting us to this.
Note: this error was not present if you edited the track starting from the "Main Area Display" - MAD isn't it.
Additional points:There is a known error also in using MSIE (Microsoft Internet Explorer) - use Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Hopefully the newly announced Microsoft Edge browser will fix all the endless errors in MSIE.
simon3
2015-06-13 21:38:39
Re New Summits
Context of comment:All & Geo
Yes, we have uploaded a series of summits, the Arderin Begs. These have height >= 500m and are nominally in the range 15 to 30m prominence. So they are Arderins but just not so prominent as the previous lot. There are 97 of them
Effectively this removes a discrepancy we had whereby our Vandeleur-Lynams included 15m to 30m prominence tops while our Arderins didn't.

Many thanks to everyone that worked on this, in particular
Brendan O'Reilly
David Owens
Additional points:Look out for errors. We are quite sure there are some - we just don't know where. You can use the Propose Place Database Change | Geography feature to propose changes for example to names or to grid reference.
Geo
2015-06-13 20:23:21
New Summits
Context of comment:Have I missed something lately or am I seeing "new" 500+ summits on MV?
Looks like a few more hours of my life poring through lists, ticking off, and kicking myself for having contoured around subsidiary summits on the way up or down!!!
So is there any more plans for ever decreasing circles for criteria as to what defines a "summit" becomes ever more subtle, especially for the thickies like me!!!
I can't decide to laugh or cry....
simon3
2015-05-02 12:07:28
[RESOLVED] MountainViews very slow? Sat 2 May
Context of comment:The website appears extremely slow.
According to the hosting company:

We are currently experiencing a DDoS attack. All updates will be posted to www.letshoststatus.com

A DDOS attack is a Distributed Denial of Service whereby a large number of infected computers send spurious data to the hosting company.

The attack is not specifically targeted at MountainViews but affects a large range of ip addresses.

Our hosting company say that it may improve after 13:30.
Message:Come back later .. cannot do much more.


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