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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:07 pm

Update on Annals of Dun Laoghaire

This week I am taking informal soundings from various groups around the town about the concept of a "WikiDunLaoghaire" Annals. Without exception, everybody I've talked to so far is enthusiastic. - Next week, I would hope that we might get down to some of the real work - (1)choosing from among the various software options (2) choosing a host and (3) developing the rules.
Could I suggest that a few might meet on Tue next (Day after Paddy's day) Dunphy's 8.00pm with the three items above being the agenda. Is that night and location suitable or can you suggest a better alternative?
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby bugrock » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:18 pm

'fraid it'll have to be you locals. Good luck wuu
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Sinead » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:59 pm

We didn't think of it as style. We had been in Bradley's
(I think that was the name) in Nassau Street to get shoes,
they had a great big rocking horse, we got to the end of
Grafton Street, where there was a Garda on point duty,
the car in front stopped and we bumped into it. The
Garda reprimanded the driver of the other vehicle for
stopping so suddenly that we hit him and we were
waved on!!!
This was pre one way streets.

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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Strum » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Sinead wrote:We didn't think of it as style.



I would have. :D
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:19 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Traveling into the Big City on the bus was style
well that's if you were upstairs in the front seats :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:09 am

Nice car - but off topic

You will have seen from previous posting that a few people hope to get together in Dunphys at 8.00pm on Tue next (Day after Paddy's) to kick start a proposal for a serious and well organised dedicated local history site, to be wiki-style, which would complement all of the various discussion sites and Facebook sites. It would organise all local history on a street-by-street, building by building, person by person, event by event basis. If interested, please PM me, and I will send you on a couple of pages in advance of the meet.

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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Navanman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:50 pm

Sorry Gulliver I am too far away to get there.

Fully support the project though.


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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:13 pm

The new "Annals of Dun Laoghaire" has been set up as a trial version.
It is intended to provide a place where local history could be posted in a structured way.
Local history includes the history of your own street or road, your own experiences, photos, videos, etc. and of people and events of the town and environs.
At the moment, the Annals is little more than a shell awaiting content.... your content.
The Annals are at http://www.dlannals.wikia.com

I'll be putting up a full guide to editing, but here's a starter lesson to put some text about your own street

1 Click on the link "Streets of Dun Laoghaire" and find your own road/street on the list (I'm assuming that it is there and not already opened by someone else)
2 Click on the closest "Edit" link.
3 Select your street/road and click "Link" (third icon on top left); then click "Publish". You have created a link.
4 Click the link, and open a new page for your street (a blank page is best)
5 Type some text and click "Publish"

Don't worry about format or style at this stage - we can sort that later
If you feel comfortable, try putting up some pictures
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Dancer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:34 pm

That looks great Gulliver ! Be interesting to see the contributions.
That's some amount of trackers on that site though - 26 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:27 pm

Well done all who put this together. Bit confusing from the outset though. For instance you said if one wants to update where they lived with a photo they can edit it. Umm...
Early days...
Anyway, Great job. ;)
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:00 pm

Well done to all involved. This seems to have been in preparation
for some time, a couple of those listed are now deceased. Look
forward to the growth of this.

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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:46 am

Strum wrote:Well done all who put this together. Bit confusing from the outset though. For instance you said if one wants to update where they lived with a photo they can edit it. Umm...
Early days...
Anyway, Great job. ;)


Yep, Strum - it is intended that anyone can edit it - that's the whole idea of a Wiki. And if there's messing, we can deal with it too!

Why not try adding a photo?
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby slipper » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:19 pm

hellllo Gul,

Looks great,obviously a great deal of hard work was required so, congrats' to all involved.


Hope its a great success and that it'll be a boon to all who are interested in our town !
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:26 pm

That's a very professional construct Gulliver,really well done. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby bugrock » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:47 am

Excellent - who needs Feckbook? wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:24 pm

O.K here are the annals.....it has great photos...check it out....well done gulliver and gang
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Navanman » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:02 pm

Where?
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Strum » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:04 pm

Gulliver's first link below. ;)
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:45 am

Strum wrote:Gulliver's first link below. ;)

Navanman wrote:Where?

Rocker wrote:O.K here are the annals.....it has great photos...check it out....well done gulliver and gang


Where?????
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:06 am

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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Haha Grammer. :D
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Lar » Thu May 22, 2014 12:44 am

What happened to the Annals of Dun Laoghaire on Wiki. it says it has been closed?
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Thu May 22, 2014 12:52 am

Haven't been in there for a while. Just Googled it and got the closed message. ???? Gulliver might tell us...he set it up.
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Lar » Thu May 22, 2014 12:53 am

Thanks Rocker
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Re: Annals of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Thu May 22, 2014 4:27 pm

Folks, it is appropriate that you should look for it today. It was re-launched last night at the Historical Society.

Re-Launch of the Annals of Dun Laoghaire

After a period of testing we are re-launching “The Annals of Dun Laoghaire”. It has been upgraded, re-invigorated, cleansed of all advertising, and moved to a new address. Find it at

http://www.localwiki.net/dl

It is intended to be an encyclopaedia of local history developed by the community - you included!
We have over 100 pages on it, and growing, but it needs your help. It’s very easy.

Look up your own Dun Laoghaire street/road on it. If it’s not there, create it, and write a bit about your street. Where is it? How many houses? Describe them (Victorian, 40s, 50s, 60s, modern etc.? Who built them? Why did they name them? Do you have any details of persons who lived there? Any anecdotes? Any photos, old or new.

Look up any person whom you think should be there. If he/she is not there, create a page and start writing. Do you have photos?

If you have children, make it a fun project for them.

If everybody does a bit, then we will have a very valuable community resource. Do it now: don’t leave it.
Below is the front page. It means what it says – “A website about Dun Laoghaire that anyone can edit”

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