This sound like a good compromise. I didn't intend to stir up a hornet's nest! I have simply been disgusted with many other sites that have posters that feel the need to over analyze things that shouldn't matter. Two sites in particular have regulars that nitpik grammer and such to the point that it takes away from the actual intent of the original post and it ends up resulting in hard feelings and no resolve.
Luke, make no mistake, I appreciate all the work you do to correct mistakes and catagorize on this site. No hard feelings I hope. Again, lets have fun with the site and keep documenting as much as we can. Thanks for everyone's support.
Seems like there might be room in the category listings to put all or at least the first part of a category description visible to the right of an item in the category browser.
James Norwood wrote: Yes it keeps it simple in the "catagories" area, but it is really that big of a deal that it necessitates a message for all to look at? I am a huge railfan so I know Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail...
Luke Harden wrote: Well SORRY for trying to keep things neat and non-redundant on this site.
So how about a point in between. I'm with Luke on trying to minimize categories and redundancies. But I also like full and complete information. So for Conrail, I added "Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail" to the description of the category "Conrail". This means that if I browse by category, I can see that connection. It won't help if I'm searching for the text "consolidated rail" - but it does strike a point somewhere between trimming all extra and excessive redundancy.
In general, I think the category descriptions could be better utilized.
Well SORRY for trying to keep things neat and non-redundant on this site.
Just keep doing it the way you are James...
I for one, having a lack of railroad knowledge, appreciate all that you do to help with identifying bridge heritage and other RR terminology!
Perhaps our mysterious source of objurgation will become bored and move on to chastise those on another site.
why so serious?!?!?
That would be me!
I ask, why are we so nit picky? Yes it keeps it simple in the "catagories" area, but it is really that big of a deal that it necessitates a message for all to look at? I am a huge railfan so I know Conrail stands for Consolidated Rail, but most do not, so it helps those folks to understand. Believe me, some people are that simple that they would not know otherwise. It really irritates me when folks have the need to police content when it isn't really necessary. No offense intended, I just ask that you have fun with this site and don't take it so serious.