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wicklore
2010-10-02 23:48:28
Mountain start points already started
Context of comment:Response to Dessie1's query
Message:Dessie1 your suggestion that MountainViews could provide GPS coordinates for suggested start points for climbing Irish hills and mountains is excellent. I’m glad to inform you that MountainViews has already been providing this for several months now!

Above the general comments for any hill or mountain listed, there is a brief ‘Short Summary’ feature. This Short Summary is designed to be like a brief, factual Wikipedia type entry where any member with over 200 contribution points can add suggested start points for a hill, warn of access issues or give other relevant information. It is not like a general comment where people can wax lyrical or describe routes in detail. It is designed to be snappy, give basic facts and be a quick reference guide. It means browsers won’t have to wade through pages of posts to gather the basic data they want. The Short Summary will always be instantly accessible at the top of the page above the general comments on that hill or mountain. Only MV members with over 200 contribution points can write short summaries as they need to be written by people who have built up experience of contributing to MV. (MountainViews award points to members for any contribution they make, from writing pieces, uploading gps coordinates etc)

Eligible members are invited to write Short Summaries for the hills they are familiar with. And like Wikipedia, eligible members can edit or add to the Short Summaries others have already written. This is important as it will ensure Short Summaries are kept accurate and informative. It is the only place on MountainViews that eligible members can alter another’s post, so make use of it! (note – members with less than 200 contribution points wont see any option to write a Short Summary)

But here is the rub – there are currently 1055 summits listed on MountainViews. The Short Summary feature was designed and opened up by Simon a couple of months ago. All eligible members were invited to begin writing Summaries, but so far only about 120 summits have Summaries written. (Jackill writing the vast majority, and myself and a couple of others writing a few dozen) This means that about 935 summits still have blank Short Summaries sections on. We need more members to chip in! They can be one liners or just a paragraph. As long as they provide relevant data. Check out Castle Hill, Caherbla, Seahan or Ballycumber Hill for typical examples of what a summary looks like.

I enjoy writing the longer route descriptions and sharing my experiences in the hills, but I also see the value in what Simon is trying to achieve with this Short Summary feature. Perhaps it just needs to be promoted more vigourously, as I have seen some members mistakenly writing their general comments in the Short Summary section!
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