One of the cornerstones of SurveyorConnect is its members. Back in 2010, I built BeerLeg.com because a group of surveyors asked me to build it. Today, I make a point to include our members in decisions whenever possible.
Most recently, there were several members asking if there was a way to simplify the forum layout. The surveying-related forums currently use a format called “threaded”, which essentially allows cascading replies within replies. This is a powerful feature, which allows subtopics to continue within a parent topic. But it can also wreak havoc catching up on unread replies — this is the driving factor behind the requests to move to a simpler format.
Many traditional forums use a “simplified” format which basically means that each topic is linear. You can reply and quote to replies within a topic, but each new reply is appended to the end of the discussion. This is probably the most tried and true format out there, and the one you’ll see in most forums. Furthermore, catching up on unread replies is easy.
These discussions led me to create a topic and poll describing the history of our forum formats and asking for a little help from our members. You spoke, and you spoke quite clearly.
Due to these results, I’ve been preparing the forum for a transition to the simplified format. Don’t worry though, this won’t affect how you login or access the forums. You’ll just show up one day and see the new, simpler format.
Of course, I’m still interested in your input (and always will be), so please feel free to visit the poll topic and provide your feedback there.
With that said, the forum has been rather busy this past week, so let’s get to business! 🙂
It’s the last corner to set for the day… and it’s Friday. Why go back to the shop just to get an iron pipe when you could just finish up this beer? Yeah, I know. It makes a lot more sense if you just read the thread.
A unique partnership between five nonprofit groups devoted to Northwest railroad history means an incredible archive of priceless photos and documents is being preserved and made accessible in person and online from a location in Burien.
Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive Board president Bob Kelly described how the archive recently came to the aid of a land surveyor in the Chehalis area who was stymied in a project by a lack of accurate information.
Presently, companies rely more on the accurate information analysis and data collection using various software that helps enhancing the business output and operation. Enhancement in the hardware and as well as components of UAVs are likely to help customers to generate real-time images and maps because of integration of advanced cameras, fast microprocessors, and modern computing technologies.
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