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post #31 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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I think what is more helpful than a lot of prefixes is that everyone should make sure to state where (location) their trip is taking place. Some do, but not all and it's not easy to go by the title of the trip report. For example, recently there was a trip report on "Lost Lake Hut". I have no idea "exactly" where it is.
I guess that's why it's 'Lost'? Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I do not know where this is either. And while I can certainly list a bunch of Rules and Must Haves for posting a TR, not everyone will follow them and strictly enforcing them may deter people from posting at all.

Don't get me wrong; I love the suggestion and think it would be great if locations were included! It would make planning my trip out there SO much easier! With mandatory prefixes sorted by region, the thought is it would at least give us a general idea of where this place is located.

Which also reminds me to get a certain 'How To' posted. Off I go.
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I guess that's why it's 'Lost'? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
LOL!

But this is actually interesting point. No, of course you can not demand location rules or other. But -- this is how you start discussion. You see "Lost Lake Hut", and you don't know where it is? Well, this is why there is "Reply" button -- ask! And then conversation keeps going, and thread is on top of "Recent Discussions" side bar, and ....
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LOL!

But this is actually interesting point. No, of course you can not demand location rules or other. But -- this is how you start discussion. You see "Lost Lake Hut", and you don't know where it is? Well, this is why there is "Reply" button -- ask! And then conversation keeps going, and thread is on top of "Recent Discussions" side bar, and ....
Of course one can always ask but I always find it easier if the location was mentioned in the report. That's part of having a good complete report. I just noticed a posting on"How to Display a Map". That would be a great alternative too.
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I agree with Solo. You shouldn't have to ask. The prefixes allow a bit of a compromise. They give a general region ("Sea to Sky"), but not a precise location. So if someone wants more details they could engage the poster and ask for them. And I think this is one key difference between FB and CT. CT is a resource; FB is a place to dump photos.

I like that new map feature.
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CT is a resource; FB is a place to dump photos.
Bang on. If I wanted to be sarcastic, I'd also add "Like" attention deficit syndrome.

But we have to fight together to keep CT resource alive. Debates how to improve features are cool (and necessary), but content contribution is still the main thing as well as feedback on trip reports, condition updates, etc.
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So I put up the Prefixes in the 'Other Regions' section. You can see how they would work there for you, and see how they show up while browsing the forum as well.

I did not make this section mandatory, so you can still post without the prefix. I can make the BC/AB/Canadian Rockies mandatory, or leave it open as well.

Just would need the breakdown for each section. If going by wiki suggestion above, it could look like:

In British Columbia
C/C = Cariboo / Chilcotin
FV = Fraser Valley
H/FC = Hope / Fraser Canyon
MV = Metro Vancouver
Nor = Northern British Columbia
S2S = Sea to Sky
SC/GI = Sunshine Coast & Gulf Islands
TO = Thompson Okanagan
VI = Vancouver Island

In Canadian Rockies
BC = Kootenays & BC Rockies
AB Cen = Alberta Rockies Central (Banff & David Thompson)
AB Nor = Alberta Rockies North (Jasper & Willmore)
AB Sou = Alberta Rockies South (Waterton & Crow's Nest)

In Alberta
CP/E = Central Prairies & Edmonton
KC = Kananaskis Country
Nor = Northern Alberta
SP/C = Southern Prairies & Calgary

And I probably put some region in the wrong section, so I apologize in advance
Each section can have a Sticky for the breakdown so it's easy to find.
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In British Columbia
C/C = Cariboo / Chilcotin
FV = Fraser Valley
H/FC = Hope / Fraser Canyon
MV = Metro Vancouver
Nor = Northern British Columbia
S2S = Sea to Sky
SC/GI = Sunshine Coast & Gulf Islands
TO = Thompson Okanagan
VI = Vancouver Island
You might want to add Columbia-Kootenays (includes east and west Kootenays)

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In Canadian Rockies
BC = Kootenays & BC Rockies
AB Cen = Alberta Rockies Central (Banff & David Thompson)
AB Nor = Alberta Rockies North (Jasper & Willmore)
AB Sou = Alberta Rockies South (Waterton & Crow's Nest)
You may want to delete BC= Kootenays and just leave it as BC Rockies
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^ Agreed.

I would also suggest Kananaskis Country be taken out of Alberta section and put into Canadian Rockies section. There was some opposition to dividing up the Rockies.... but I think it can work.

Also for BC, you could add Hope/Fraser Canyon/Coquihalla

I like the look and feel of the prefixes as viewed in the Other Regions section. Not sure what to say about the mandatory-ness of the prefixes. I lean toward making it mandatory, but others might not. I think if you have a mandatory prefix it forces people to give the region, but then posters have the option of a vague TR title like "Walking my Dog up a Mountain Somewhere" without having to give details. Others will want to include a map and provide precise details. Mandatory prefixes demand some precision, but also the flexibility to be vague and mysterious.

On the other hand... some popular places don't really fit the prefixes... like the Duffy lake Rd. Not really Sea to Sky, but not any other prefix either. Tough to say...
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With the suggested changes:

In British Columbia
C/C = Cariboo / Chilcotin
FV = Fraser Valley
H/FC/C = Hope / Fraser Canyon / Coquihalla
MV = Metro Vancouver
Nor = Northern British Columbia
S2S = Sea to Sky
SC/GI = Sunshine Coast & Gulf Islands
TO = Thompson Okanagan
CK = Columbia-Kootenays (includes east and west Kootenays)
VI = Vancouver Island

In Canadian Rockies
BC = BC Rockies
KC = Kananaskis Country
AB Cen = Alberta Rockies Central (Banff & David Thompson)
AB Nor = Alberta Rockies North (Jasper & Willmore)
AB Sou = Alberta Rockies South (Waterton & Crow's Nest)

In Alberta
CP/E = Central Prairies & Edmonton
Nor = Northern Alberta
SP/C = Southern Prairies & Calgary

How does that sit with everyone now?
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No opposition and a couple 'likes'? I think that's an "ok" to move forward

I'll get the new Canadian Rockies section set up, and add the prefixes to each section. I will leave them optional for now; we can always switch that to mandatory as needed.

With the new section for the Rockies, I will need a couple volunteers to help me with moving the correct threads over. Let me know if you have a little time to spare and would like to help out

Thanks everyone!
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