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Links to Colonial Battle Reports Discussion Thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 01:00:15 PM »
Well, we have some good news and some bad news, guys. The good news is that the boffins have beavered away and fixed the problem with interior links on LAF. The links are all fine now. The bad news is that this thread has been hit pretty had by L' Affaire Photobucket and by the ravages of time in general. There are lots of links to reports that no longer have images, mostly due to the Photobucketery, but also because of other sites no longer existing.

I've colour-coded the duff ones as you can see, so we don't waste people's time.


I haven't helped matters in that I have not kept the list up to date. I had a couple of periods when I entirely lost interest in the hobby and almost dropped out of LAF altogether, only hanging around to do the moderating out of a sense of comradeship with the site and the friends I have made on it. During that time I failed to keep this part of Colonial running, and I'm sorry about that. I'm probably never going to post as many threads of my work as I used to, but I don't think I'm going to be dropping out any time soon (unless Mr. Eyre has other ideas!).




We're at a point now where we really need to discuss whether this page is worth keeping. I'm happy to throw that open to discussion here, but here's my plan:

I really don't have the time to go back and find all the reports that never made it on to here, and I may still struggle in keeping up with the new ones, so I am going to appeal to the membership to help out. This thread will no longer be locked, instead you can post links to your reports here, past and present, and once a week I will sit down and add them to the list. The posts will then be deleted, to keep this a nice clean reference rather than a discussion thread (so once this new system is up and running only make posts here that you don't mind losing - they won't be sticking around). Also, if you are the owner of a dead link or a report without pictures and you fix that, I can amend the list to show that it has been fixed.

So that's what I want to do, but I'm open to your ideas. What shall we do about the wonky reports? Leave them on the list or get rid of them? Get rid of this whole thread or keep it? I'm happy to leave this open to discussion here for a while, and when that seems to have run its course I shall move it to its own thread, to keep this one clean (if we decide to keep it at all).

So what do you think? Should we keep this thread or has its time passed?


« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 07:32:39 PM by Plynkes »
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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 08:56:48 PM »
I would have said that the page had passed its sell by date but with the demise of the ability to filter the thread by originator this seems to be the only way to find inspirational pages from the past.  Thus I vote to keep it.  Hopefully the original owners will re-link their photos in due course.

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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 11:23:26 PM »
Should we add Colonial games that never featured?

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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 11:30:46 PM »
Certainly. That's the idea. If you have or know of old reports that never originally made it, by all means post the links here and I'll add them to the list.


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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 11:36:17 PM »
I would like to see the membership add posts with links.
A great up date it would be.
Also set a date for broke, non photos posts.
If the link is not updated with photos by then, delete.
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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 10:50:33 AM »
I would have said that the page had passed its sell by date but with the demise of the ability to filter the thread by originator this seems to be the only way to find inspirational pages from the past.  Thus I vote to keep it.  Hopefully the original owners will re-link their photos in due course.

I agree. The Colonial board has had some of the finest reports on the Forum, so keep it.

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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 10:58:54 AM »
+1 here. The Colonial board's AARs drew me to LAF in the first place. Please keep them.
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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 11:38:05 AM »
Well, I just went to Photobucket's horrible, slow, pop-up laden site, and it is resisting me even trying to retrieve my own photos. I think I shall simply delete my own links. I really can't be bothered with it if they are going to make things so difficult. Not for multiple reports each with multiple pictures. Having Photobucket even open seems to be making all my tabs run oddly, including LAF.


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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 12:11:09 PM »
I like the idea of setting a deadline for the removal of dead links and threads with no pictures. What do we think is a reasonable time-frame for that? A couple of months, maybe?






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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 02:29:00 PM »
I can add the following links to my Blog...

Done!

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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 03:05:40 PM »
Around 2 to 3 months I think would be about right to delete all the broken links.
Pick a date, say May 31st.

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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »
Seems reasonable. May 31st it is.


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Re: Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports (Updated 07/02/2014)
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2018, 07:29:06 PM »
Well I found the pics for two of my reports on a memory stick, so the first repairs to the list are done!



Edit: Have given the discussion its own thread, as we were on to a second page. I'll keep it as a sticky for now, but once we're done talking I'll let if drift away.


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Re: Links to Colonial Battle Reports Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 09:00:08 AM »
Hi,

I would like to add threads I'm aware of: mine and these of friend Miltiades (too lazy to do the job  :-[ ) - fortunately, as far as I have checked, all of them are Photobotched-it free and working.

miltiades:

Sudan
Anniversary of the Battle of Omdurman... wargaming the battle
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=103903.msg1291638#msg1291638

China
55 days in peking-my project
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=87327.msg1076653#msg1076653

Generic
LOOKING FOR COLONIAL INSPIRATION
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=85777.msg1055199#msg1055199

DintheDin

Zulu Wars
Battle of Khambula 1879 full AAR
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=107581.msg1343146#msg1343146

Crossing the Nyezane
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=104420.msg1298505#msg1298505

Sudan Campaign
Dar-Al-Hadi re-played with TMWWBK rules-upd 03/08
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=102556.msg1273349#msg1273349

Arab Town (Miltiades)
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=102542.msg1273169#msg1273169

Darkest Africa
Save the Missionary!
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=106833.msg1331892#msg1331892

That is all for the moment, I hope anybody revisiting them will find something interesting.

I would like to add my voice for updating a colonial links catalogue, I have found many interesting and inspirational jobs.
Thank you for your attention and good luck to your efforts!


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