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Before I post up a report, are there any guidelines I need to be aware of?  Also, what's your (generic YOU) tl;dr point.


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I don't know if there are any "guidelines" or not, but I'd say you should write it however you want to.

e.g. For myself I figure most people can get the logistical details with a bit of research, so I only include the bare minimum (unless I feel that the research might be a bit difficult, in which case I include a bit more). Instead, I prefer to focus on how I felt on the hike. I find that this is what matters most to me, whenever I re-read it down the road...


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No guidlines.

But you'll hold my interest with correct spelling and punctuation and use of paragraphs.

Pictures help. :)

Just my $.02.
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Keep any pictures posted to under 800pixels in any dimension (too wide and it blows out the page margins).

If you want readers to read, pictures help.  Not required, but just sayin'.  The "wall of text" is unappealing to most folks when reading a TR.  As MsD noted, half-decent spelling & grammar helps too.


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Pictures and paragraph breaks are good.

Also, tell us where you were.  It's not always obvious if we aren't from the area.  A trip to "Green Lakes Wilderness" could probably happen in all 50 states.


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Pictures rule...

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Keep any pictures posted to under 800pixels in any dimension (too wide and it blows out the page margins).
800x 600 looks great here but I have learned to use 640 x 480 max here.

The reason is that most others here don't know to remove the photos in their quoted replies.

The quoted  replies makes the posted photos larger. So then your 800 by 600 becomes  too large and screws up the entire thread.

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Before I post up a report, are there any guidelines I need to be aware of?  

If you want them to be perfect, do them exactly like mine (of course!): :D

Example of perfect TR's:

Here

here

and here.

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Yup. Make the location clear, use plenty of photos, and maintain a high standard of writing including punctuation and paragraphs. Helps if you also have hair-raising narrow escapes or hilarious semi- disasters, of course :D

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All of my semi-disasters are hilarious, and all of my escapes are hair-raising-ly narrow.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  :D

The real trick is to get my disasters to be semi-hilarious, that takes some effort, I tell you.

To the others, I'm good with the paragraphs and grammar part, as I can't stand to see a 300 word post that's a single unbroken wall of text.  Unfortunately, I couldn't go back and edit my trip report to add the pictures that were applicable.  There's an edit button on my post, but I don't have permission.
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I couldn't go back and edit my trip report to add the pictures that were applicable.  There's an edit button on my post, but I don't have permission.

There's only about a 30 minute window of edit time, then it slams ****! You could maybe copy your original and RE post it with photos in place, them notify me to remove the old one.

Send a note to bpBikes@gmail.com. I'm here to help.


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