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    " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:31 pm

    I would like to purpose an idea I hope every one would like to see. I know many of the members have said here on their posts, "they like seeing pictures of projects in the making and some of the new guy's crossbows". And speaking for my self, I just love looking at crossbows! And I always wonder what some members crossbows looks like here on the forum. So... how about a gallery showing every members favorite crossbow they made or have?
    I would limit it to only one picture per member considering the available space for this etc.
    Maybe this would even draw more attention to this forum in the long run?
    Any way I read 99% of all the 'posts' here and enjoy it!


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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by kenh on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:46 am

    I was sort of surprised that there was no Gallery when I first checked out the site.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:17 pm

    Yeah I thought the same too when I found this place. By the response to my post, I am sure I over estimated them.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by ferdinand on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:56 am

    I think u should direct ur suggestion to Ivo!
    Good suggestion though, i am with u on this one!
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:51 pm

    Looks like only the "brave" wanted to answer-up to this post? (love your avatar of "Braveheart", one of two of my favorite all time movies. The "Patriot" being the other.) Well I found only two members interested in my idea so far and I can say, I don't expect much more... Sleep
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:15 am

    I am with you as well, we definitly should have a gallery section.

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by African Archer on Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:24 am

    With you on this one , looking at others work helps to inspire and at the end of the day hand made crossbows are a work of art.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by jeep on Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:27 am

    I am also interested. But way only one picture? All of my creation are my favourite !!! And I think a visitor would be happy to see as much crossbow 'possible.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by kenh on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:23 am

    Why just one? Some less than scrupulous folks will use gigantic size images and clog up the download time; others will post dozens or even hundreds of pix that may or may not be relevant (things they find on the 'net not just a personal favorite. Also being able to post just one doesn't mean you can't replace it with another one after a time.

    I think if we do this that, like avatars, there should be a physical size limit. I've been to other sites with unlimited size and a gallery can be painful to wait for loading...
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by chaz on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:38 am

    Love to see them crossbows especially unique creations of which come from veryskilled craftsmen of this site!

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:52 pm

    Very good comments so far. This could turn out to be exciting, having a gallery of possibly the finest collection of crossbows on earth? We will never know till we see them... Very Happy
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by riverwindflutes on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm

    I agree a gallery would be great !!!
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:32 am

    Since the "man" is back I wanted to ask him if the crossbow on the masthead really exists? Does he own it? or is it a 'file' photo? I think I saw it mentioned before but I don't remember. Any way, I think this is a good place to bring up my idea of the "gallery". At least "some" of us would like a feature like this and think it would bring more notoriety to this site.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Ivo on Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:18 pm

    Hell yeah I'm back..haha!

    Last time I checked out the gallery thing for this forum it was a paid option, or so it seemed to be and was around $60/mo for a limited storage space, if it goes over the available megabytes (yes megabytes...those guys are blood suckers) the charge extra just like phone companies...at the time it was kind of a serious stab at the resources I had. But I'll check it out again and will do what I can to bring this feature to the guild. It definitely would be nice to have a nice gallery here, especially with all your works there and make a widget that would play a slide show or something...fantastic addition that would be - I'm with you guys on this.

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by chaz on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:57 am

    Ivo,

    Welcome back !

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Ivo on Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:34 pm

    Thanks Chaz. Smile

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    The gallery is almost set and good to go.

    I know you can see it, but don't use it yet...there is one last error I need to deal with before it goes live. If you already uploaded a few images, it's no biggie...I'm just working on a little glitch there that might cause your images to be deleted...so if you did upload and they disappear, all I can say is - sorry about that...forums are a pain in the ass to configure. Laughing

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:54 am

    Thank you for setting up the 'Gallery', I saw for a short time a nice wooden stock, but then it went away? Since I have been viewing your site I have seen so many nice crossbows I thought for sure must go in the gallery. Well I'll be waiting... How bout that neat 'pistol crossbow', I forgot his 'handle' ? I think that one among many others would be a good start. Wink
    Oh yes, almost forgot... The crossbow on the 'Masthead' is yours or file photo? Thank you Ivo.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Ivo on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:07 pm

    Orlono, sorry man...the bow in the header doesn't belong to me (haha, I wish Laughing ). There is a bit of info on it here though: Link

    As for the Gallery...The tech are working on the issue there...still a few glitches. If you want to post pictures in your posts, then just go ahead and use the forum's picture posting button. I have it explained here: Posting Pictures

    I'll get it up there eventually, but Gallery is not that big a deal really. Maybe for a bit of eye candy, but I'd rather see detailed builds here with lots of pictures, explanations of how they did it, discussions on the matter, and videos of the shoots. That's my kind of eye candy...but we'll get to the Gallery...Home Page...Forum Portal...and all that other good stuff in a bit. Very Happy

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:17 pm

    This has been eating at me for a week now, do you mean "Any new ideas" ? Any new ides is driving me nuts! Very Happy
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by chaz on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:44 pm

    Kale,

    I also have wondered about it, but have chilled out to believe it to be a typo easlily explained by the typist leaving out the "a" in ideas, easily done in the excitement leaving a post.

    Typos really are not a big deal ......... I try to notice mine before leaving a post, however it still happens occassionaly any way to most of us at one time or another.

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by chaz on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:03 pm

    Yep,

    Just misspelled easily!

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:43 pm

    Yeah I've left a few typos in times past, maybe even on here.
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:32 am

    OK you guy's don't you think it has been driving me nuts too? After all I did it... did you ever notice the "s" is right next to the "a" ? It's "A new Idea". And I can edit in the text area but not over at the title header, got it?
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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by Ivo on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:07 am

    And I can edit in the text area but not over at the title header, got it?

    Yes you can, just need to go back to the very first post and edit it there...kinda basic logic once you see it.

    Spelling is really no biggie, but seeing you guys are on top of it is respectable. king

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    Re: " A new Idea"...?

    Post by olrono on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:29 pm

    Thanks, who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick? Thanks Ivo, by the way is that you in your new avatar? If so... this is me about 30 years ago. Of course with out the shades would make a difference some, but still...
    Any way, where are all you guy's is "fav-vo-rite crossbows?" I was hoping to see some great bows by now??? Rolling Eyes

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