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IainT
2019-02-09 22:42:03
"don't know" option for view rating?
Context of comment:View ratings
Message:How about adding a "don't know/didn't see it" option for the "view" question when rating hills? Currently if you climb a hill to be greeted by a summit view of 30 feet of mist then you either can't rate it or have to guess what the view might be like on a better day. All the other qualities aren't weather dependent so "view" is the odd one out (tongue not entirely in my cheek).
eamonoc
2019-01-03 19:24:30
"Big Trig looking South over Kidare" from eamonoc Contract pics
Picture: Big Trig looking South over Kidare (Contract pics)

Lyons Hill 197m North Kildare
Context of comment:Visited Lyons Hill on New Years Day, was wondering if this Hill could be included in Binnions list or local and historical
liist. A lot of History to this Hill
Message:According to North Kildare tourist information, 7 Counties can be seen from Summit. It also served as as a spiritual home and coronation site of ten Kings of Leinster from 760-1003. Lyons was one of 300 locations featured in Dinnshencash Eirenn and was designated as one the "assemblies and noted places" of Ireland ranked with Tara, Eamhain Mhaca, Knockaulin Cruachan with a 28- verse foundation myth, the Toraiocht of Liaumin> and there is much more.
simon3
2018-12-25 12:09:20
New mapping layer added.
Context of comment:For some time we have had difficulties with licensing on map layers with a warning about API licensing appearing in one case.
Message:We have introduced a new mapping layer "OpenTopoMap" for use on maps on the website as a trial.

This is a layer that appears for the entire world which has contours and hill-shading built in (though not layer tinting).

This layer should be particularly useful in Northern Ireland where the OSI mapping we also have is not detailed.
Additional points:As usual we are looking for bug reports and also any comments about the new layer.
As previously, we offer a number of layers and if one doesn't work on a given occasion, another probably will.
These are accessed by clicking on the layer symbol on the map at its top right corner.
David-Guenot
2018-12-03 00:09:14
"A new Arderin Beg ?" from David-Guenot Contract pics
Picture: A new Arderin Beg ? (Contract pics)

Possible Arderin Beg in the Derryveaghs
Context of comment:On the way down Drumnalifferny and its NE Top on 25. November I started my descent towards the E down to Lough Maumbeg (Loch an Mhama Beag). There is a minor top just E of it (approx. grid ref. B 93955 16182) which could possibly have the prominence to be an Arderin Beg, although this did not sound obvious from below. I stopped for a few minutes by the lough and then for another few minutes at the top for the GPS to settle and the height difference suggested was 16-18m.
Message:Maybe it could be worth measuring with proper instruments one of these days ? Note that the col with Drumnalifferny NE Top where I stood to make an estimation of the prominence is actually on the N side of the lough (not visible on the pic).
simon3
2018-11-08 08:37:25
Lighthouses book, reviewer wanted.
Context of comment:Collins Press describes one of their recent books as follows: "Lighthouses of Ireland – An Illustrated Guide to the Sentinels that Guard our Coastline by Roger O’Reilly is a spectacularly illustrated celebration of these architectural gems that offer comfort, intrigue or excitement in equal measure. "

MountainViews now takes an interest in the coast. If you would like to review the book contact us at admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2018-06-23 16:05:03
Outage
Context of comment:Members - MountainViews failed yesterday 23rd June 2018 . The cause was a problem at our hosting company which was resolved in late afternoon.
Additional points:Let us know if the issue returns.
simon3
2018-06-07 11:11:26
illegal update action
Context of comment:This error sometimes occurs when the user is adding a comment to a forum or to a summit.
It has proved elusive to find and does not always happen.
If you notice it please copy the exact error message
Message:If you notice it please copy the exact error message and contact admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2018-06-06 12:03:27
Odd things on the website, excessive emails
Context of comment:We are investigating a curious error in the software that powers the website. Unfortunately it only seems to manifest itself on the public webserver. The testing required is throwing up some odd activity like old items reappearing in the Recent Items list and excessive emails notifying changes.
Message:Please ignore this activity and note that no permanent changes to the main data of the website is occurring.
Additional points:If you see a message "illegal update action ..." let us know at admin@mountainviews.ie
simon3
2018-05-08 21:09:49
Waterford & Wexford Coastal Hills added.
Context of comment:We are glad to announce that we have added 14 further coastal hills this time for the counties Waterford and Wexford. The new hills include Knockavelish 124m just south of Waterford town which is the highest of the new additions.
Additional points:As usual we would say it is likely there are errors in the new data. Position for example or names. We are also interested in finding Irish names.
BleckCra
2018-03-27 23:39:41
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

Introduction and Help
Context of comment:Simon, you have asked for feedback ref the new website feature and here's my twopence worth.
First you note that new users find the site hard to get into. It's no easier for the rest of us: it's just that we've got used to its ..... idiosyncrasies
I promote it to any poor soul backed on to an arete and have done so for all the years I have been on board; and to a man/woman, they revert to me with how very good the concept and info are but also how very user unfriendly it is.
It certainly doesn't have the slick urgency of high end perfume advertising or cars or exotic hols - but maybe that's​ not what you want.
On both your and my experience of feedback it is definitely high time there was an "intro page" at very least and with the basic offerings on show - and that's what we now have.
So initiative 100%, concept 100%, direction 100% - but application ... ?
The new menus came to me as an overlay to an already very busy and complicated page - and made me reach for the Annadin. Frustration more than migraine - because really all it needs is for the site to open on a simple still background of some mountain icon with these overlays on it.
A welcome to mountainviews before you go burrowing into its entrails.
So in conclusion, albeit just mine, a very good thing but realised to its full potential perhaps with some tweaking.
Lastly - not sure about your observation that the experienced user does "not always realise there are easier ways to do things".
It is my long experience in the communication industry that if the target doesn't get it, it's not because the target is dumb; it's because one hasn't communicated it as effectively as one could.


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