Sunday, October 24, 2004

I need some posters!

I need some posters; not just comments but folks contributing posts and pictures. I am thinking about running a contest of who can get me the most posts from Mid November to Jan 1, 2005. I need some feedback though, would anyone be interested if I did this? I have a few tempting items like a nice little piece of standard gauge (nothing spectacular but very cool if it is free) or an iPaq Pocket PC H1940 (new in box).

If there's no interest, I won't waste anyone's time. But if there is, drop a comment down and I will officially announce the contest around Thanksgiving.

M

4 comments:

Gilbert Ives said...

Marc,
I fear you're fighting the blog format. Blogs are wonderful because they allow unlimited personal expression. Blogs are not so wonderful for information sharing and conversation, though this comment possibility is quite gratifying [at least for the Commentator]. Here you have the potential for editorial (your remarks) and "letters to the editor" in the form of the comments.

Now the problem, as I see it, is that it's not very easy to comment to Commentator, and worse, it's impossible to search for any information. If one can't remember where one saw something, one must read through everything, clicking on each entry's comments section. And if you happen to miss something, well, you're just lost.

With a Yahoo group, one can search for, say, "Hiawatha" and get listings (in reverse chronological order). In a Google group, one can search and then post perhaps several years after the initial post on any given topic, though these groups don't handle photographs.

If I'm away, too busy, or too unfocused to comment on a topic, does it make sense to go into the archives and leave a comment? Will you or anyone else read it and give a timely response, or should I have my say at one of the current entries?

For me, the Standard Gauge Blog is always entertaining, and often fascinating. I just think you may want a Group rather than a Blog. And if this is the case, you might be better able to collect and share information than simply asking for additional posters. I'll be most interested in what others might have to say.

Anonymous said...

PREWAR WATER SLIDE DECALS/RESTORATIONS/PARTS NICKEL PLATING


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****EMAIL**** PAPALESTRAINS@HOTMAIL.COM

THESE DECALS ARE ON SUPER THIN WATER SLIDE DECAL PAPER AND WHEN APPLIED ARE VERY HARD TO NOTICE, THAT IT IS NOT A RUBBER STAMP IMPRINT.
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DON’T USE AN UGLY DECAL ON A QUALITY RESTORATION THAT TOOK HOURS TO RESTORE!

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HERE IS THE URL
http://communities.msn.com/PAPALESTRAINS/shoebox.msnw?albumlist=1

ALSO HERE IS THE URL TO THE ARTICLE I WROTE FOR THE TCA ON LINE MAGAZINE::

http://www.tcamembers.org/articles/restore/kram/index.html

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I REQUEST NO MONEY UP FRONT FOR RESTORATION WORK, PAYMENT UPON COMPLETION.
AT WHICH TIME I EMAIL PICS OF THE COMPLETED RESTORATION PROJECT.
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!!!
REGARDS
LESTER KRAMER
EL DORADO HILLS CA
WILLING TO POST PICTURES, BUT HOW DO I DO?
IS THERE AN ALBUM OR SOMETHING?

Standard Gauge Blogger said...

Gibert,

I tend to agree with you on some points, however I like the Blog because of the clean style of the web pages and because it is very easy to mix text and graphics. Almost like a living book.

The Yahoo Groups are very nice but they constrain me and they involve too much eamil. I do email about 1000 times a day in my job, I'd rather not have to deal with too much email in my hobby.

M

Gilbert Ives said...

I tried several times to post at the McCoy entry but I keep getting "page not found". Is it me or Blogger.com?

By the way, someone on the Standard Group was looking for you. Do you check-in regularly or get the Daily Digest? How about adding this Blog to the links there? Or is that something Jim Kelly must do?

Popped into Nicholas Smith over the weekend -- Prosperity Special added to the Wall of Standard Gauge. So very nice to see that much Standard all lined up together.