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Archiving Info from Customizable Links

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Created on: 07/03/11 07:31 AM Views: 1218 Replies: 6
Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 7:31 AM

We started a monthly "First Person" Customizable Link last month. Classmates volunteer to write an article about anything. However, we would like to be able to keep the old articles available for look-up and viewing. Does anyone know how this can be done?

Lea Smith

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM - Response #1

Why don't you create a new FORUM for your User Forums called "FIRST PERSON". For the TOPIC, the name of the person, then each classmate can comment with their own comments about each topoic.


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Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 8:40 AM - Response #2

Neat Idea, Lea

Create content pages using Gallery Creator.

Then 'archive' each new story to one of those Gallery Creator pages. You can include a set of links at the top of the "First Person" page that will bring up each of the previous highlighted articles.

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Edited 07/03/11 8:43 AM
Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 9:01 AM - Response #3

We created a "left side button" called 61HF Archives.
On that page is a massive 3 column table (where presently there are 45 rows). Altogether we have 135 archived items. Some of them are Power Point Slide shows, others are Microsoft Word Documents, Others are Jib Jab Videos, still others are links to interest 50s-60s sites, and others Windows Media Items and others are You Tube Videos. There is a Color Coded Key at the top of the table that informs the reader what type of item exists in the table (e.g. pink cell with black print = a 50s web link; or black cell with white print = a Microsoft Word Document). The actual print in each cell gives the reader a brief description of the item in the cell once the cell is clicked on. As more items are added, we simply add a new row of 3 columns onto the table.

Works well.
Rich

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM - Response #4

Great ideas. Thanks, guys!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 9:22 AM - Response #5

Great ideas. Thanks, guys!

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Monday, July 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM - Response #6

We have renamed the forum to Showtime! for those who want to "show off" their accomplishments. I then created several new forums -- one called "Arts" and described it as "For your paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, quilting, weaving -- any works of art". I also created ones titled "Writings, Awards, Volunteer Projects, Photographs and Hobbies. Each one has a description about it.

I sent out an email indicating how to post to each forum by clicking on the forum they want to post to, clicking on a new topic and then adding their particular information.

It seems to be working a little anyway. But since we had only one post on the old forum during the past year this is a big step. We have had several poems posted, a link to a photo site, a painting uploaded, etc.

I will just have to keep reminding people to enter on this forum because most people do not want to "brag" about their accomplishment even though the rest of us would like to know what our classmates have been doing for the last 50 years.

Jim

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