another two hours of work done tonight by myself,and work done by dragonman today. forum / directory will soon fill up,,,lol if you come across a good or relevant utube video please stick it on the forum for others to watch,, we are working our way through topics but its a massive undertaking and should be unique when we fill all the catagories.
Another bit of upgrading done for the night,still can't see the light at the end of the tunnel,,lol,, i knew when I had the idea to change things around it would be a mammoth task to get the structure in place and be a constant job keeping the information up to date,gonna be busy a loooooong time
The way I hope to run the site will be for example... mounts,, Skywatcher... we have a link to Skywatcher mount page, it's then broke down to eg eq8 ,, link to specific Skywatcher eq8 page .. we then have a discussion section,where links to eq8 topics can be found on forums and websites,a video section , videos found on eq8 linked to the page,if you made a video on the subject,,post link on here,,,, hopefully folk will come on here,,find information on a subject without having to search the web,, would be great if other major sites could be linked in and make it easier for folk to learn video astronomy
Few more sections sorted out tonight. Reviewed the forum analytics tonight,some figures Page views at start of month varied from 1000 to 1500 page views a day Over last week we have went from 1600 to a maximum of 2616 page views,,forum requests were on par with page views.. if this stays like this I think the forums new format may be working
Update, The forum framework is pretty much in place now and the staff has sussed out my view for the future of the forum and have started adding information to the site,,it's a newer concept so it will take time to get correctly running. The goal was to gather as much information as possible on video astronomy covering everything from mounts to software and all the bits in between and put it into a place it can be found easily. Rick is tidying up my mess and getting it into a better order,rick has added a broadcasting section and has ideas for that,chrisv will be investing his time in the zwo section myself and ken will be up to our usual stuff trying to keep everything up to date. Exciting times ahead I hope. With the new format in place a brief run through how it all works. Categories may have a direct link to example,, Skywatcher,,and even to a specific Skywatcher product,, example,,heq5, this will give you all the specs on the heq5. We then have the discussion section for ,, example,, the heq5,,here we can discuss the mount just like any other forum,we can even put up links to relevent websites or to discussions in other forums,but we ask that the discussion on the post is carried on in example,, cloudy nights or sgl ect,this is merely to give credit to the original poster in its original place of posting. Next up is the video section,we put up links to utube to tap in on good info in a subject,these are a great learning tool and gives credit to the folk who make them.if you find one that is good please post it up for all to see,, please lock the post using the action tab on right hand side of your posting window( small silver cog).
Bit of work done on the forum,,had suggestions that we could tidy up parts of forum,, so have redone Altair astro camera section, Altair telescope section added,, Skywatcher telescope and celesteron telescope section redone, ioptron mount section added,, few videos,, that's me for tonight,, knackered,, clothes sorted and boots polished for armistice parade tomorrow,, marching alongside x members of kilsyth British legion,, first time in a few years,, usually playing with a pipe band at the parade,,going to be weird not having a kilt on tomorrow lol..
At the going down of the sun We will remember them
Why no kilt Davy? I thought all the Bands you play with wear them.
__________________________________________ Ken James - Snake Valley Australia CAMERAS: Samsung SCB-4000, Mallincam Xtreme & Xterminator, 3 different Revolution Imagers, 2 ToUcams, SX-5c, Canon 350d, 2 different IMX224's (an RI & RT) and an RT178. Broadcaster on NSN as 'Snake Valley Australia' HERE --> www.nightskiesnetwork.com/ - Video Astronomy Website: ballaratman.wix.com/videoastronomy