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    Default Re: Is it Worth the Trouble Posting a Trip report?

    I am busy with testing etc, and this is roughly what I expect the article sections will look like.

    Of course the major thing will be that once launched it is going to be empty, and I have to manually promote threads to articles so it will take time to populate.

    It will be setup for commenting back on the original forum thread and not separately.

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    Looks very spiffy Dirk

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    Nice

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    Looks good Dirk.

    Would you consider perhaps adding a campground section for the different regions in SA where members could share info on the campgrounds they have visited?
    Eventually we could build up a data base of campgrounds for reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckzoo View Post
    Looks good Dirk.

    Would you consider perhaps adding a campground section for the different regions in SA where members could share info on the campgrounds they have visited?
    Eventually we could build up a data base of campgrounds for reference.
    Very good idea Chuckzoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckzoo View Post
    Looks good Dirk.

    Would you consider perhaps adding a campground section for the different regions in SA where members could share info on the campgrounds they have visited?
    Eventually we could build up a data base of campgrounds for reference.
    I have some other ideas for that and trails.

    The main problem with the article section is that it will be working off forum threads, so a main forum thread becomes the basis of the article.

    But there are now many ideas and options open to me once the upgrade is done.

    For now I must just focus on firstly the main system upgrade, after that I will tackle the article sections, and then whatever comes next.

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    I love reading trip reports, until I can eventually visit these places , they are propping up my dreams to see all these places for myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipside View Post
    I love reading trip reports, until I can eventually visit these places , they are propping up my dreams to see all these places for myself.


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    I hear that, we would never have known about Mabuasehube if not for the forum. Mabua has turned into one of our favourite places on earth. We learned so much from our first trip.

    The interesting thing is that you learn from the experience and the advice and comments from forum members. Things like how to shower when there is no shower or hot water. Solutions as simple as a garden sprayer.

    Learning bush etiquette and driving skills when needed all come from the experience of others that have been there and done that. For me, you can learn more form a trip report than you can from conversation. Take Stan and Ann's slow donkey trip, real world conditions and first hand information. Brilliant stuff.
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    Just my 2 cents,I write a trip report for those newbies or people who want info for their trips,when i started with thr forum i was intrested in all the info i could get about nam and the forum helped me put together a well planned trip and such is that all info is invaluable to other.So if only a small percentage reply it doesnt matter aslong as it helps one person then all outcome is achieved.

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    If you are a serious over lander and off road traveller to remote destinations there is always the desire to read about new places and a lot goes into the planning of a route or trip which more than often requires a lot of research. Trip reports are and will always be a valuable source of information in this regard. You can prove anything with stats! The only message the mentioned stats prove is that there are more talkers and chatters than do'ers but then that is a well known fact in life.

    Keep those trip reports coming - the serious amongst us will always follow them with interest. It is unfortunate that the quality of these reports are inconsistent which I believe is mostly caused by limited technical ability. Would it not be nice if someone can provide us with a step by step guide as to how to post a trip report with photo's in a format that the system accepts. If we can address this challenge I believe we will more than double the trip reports on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stofstreep2 View Post
    Would it not be nice if someone can provide us with a step by step guide as to how to post a trip report with photo's in a format that the system accepts. If we can address this challenge I believe we will more than double the trip reports on the forum.
    I write all my trip reports in PDF format, because they are for my own personal records. In this way I can also put them in Dropbox to share with friends and family. If I choose to share it on this Forum, I attach it as a PDF file.

    Some people do not like to open the PDF attachments, but that is their loss.

    You can also put your trip report into the thread, but then it becomes a lot more work. You have to load the photos onto a website and then copy their URL's into your report in the place of the photos. This makes it very easy to read on this Forum, but the guys on internet packages with limited bandwidth won't appreciate your effort.

    As an aside : I will be passing the 1 million km mark of travelling (trips) since 1992 this weekend !

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Snyman View Post
    I write all my trip reports in PDF format, because they are for my own personal records. In this way I can also put them in Dropbox to share with friends and family. If I choose to share it on this Forum, I attach it as a PDF file.

    Some people do not like to open the PDF attachments, but that is their loss.

    You can also put your trip report into the thread, but then it becomes a lot more work. You have to load the photos onto a website and then copy their URL's into your report in the place of the photos. This makes it very easy to read on this Forum, but the guys on internet packages with limited bandwidth won't appreciate your effort.

    As an aside : I will be passing the 1 million km mark of travelling (trips) since 1992 this weekend !

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    Thanks Johan. I will attempt to follow this approach when I attempt a trip report in October of our Lesotho trip including bobbejaans pas. Great 1m milestone achievement and the fact that you tracked your travelling that accurately. Not many would fall in your category!

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    I love the trip reports and often don't stop reading them until it's finished!!!

    Perhaps also have a group of reports like the have on the Wilddogs forum for 'Roll of Honour' reports. Every now and then you come across a report that reads like a book and is just out of this world.

    I would not leave my laptop if it was just a little easier to find them

    Looking forward to those forum upgrades/ideas

    Don't stop the reports!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Well, just for the fun of it.

    An oldie but goldie.

    My Sani Pass trip report.

    Please read it, I think you may actually enjoy it.
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