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Reference Section (Useful links for Leeds Residents)

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Derc, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Derc

    Derc New Member

    How's about, (Savile speak) a reference section, where members can add links they come across and add them, for the use of other members. eg: Leeds postcodes that I've just added. Maps, both new and ancient, archival records, and items of Leeds interest, would serve to refer members to and save them searching. May also cut down on inane arguments, as well as attracting new members by having a place where, 'if they don't know, they can soon find out'
    I know there's wikipedia etc. but if there are relavent Leeds and other links, the answers are there, in an instant.

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    https://reportfraud.actionfraud.police.uk/FraudReport/Intro.mvc/Intro
     
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  3. cybero

    cybero New Member

    Re: Reference section

    A good idea Derc, here's a good volume to start off with http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds/2011/mar/30/leedsness-and-our-hidden-writing-heritage that refers to http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leeds-Changed-World-Mick-McCann/dp/0955469937, amongst other things. [How Leeds changed the World]. Even that gazetteer volume is far from the end of the story. One interesting fact that I gleaned from the volume when skim reading it in Waterstones is that Leeds can lay claim to having erected the first ever iron frameworked building. [a precursor to how skyscrapers are now built, using steel frameworks]. However, as ever, there are competing claims, chiefly for Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury.
     
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  4. Derc

    Derc New Member

    Re: Reference section

    I enjoyed 'skim' reading the link cybero. Mick McCann seems quite a Leeds guy, he sums up Leedsness to a tee. Great for the ref. file, if the mods ok the suggestion. I'm going to find that Waterstone's gift voucher I've had for 2 years now.
     
  5. Derc

    Derc New Member

    Re: Reference section

    Joe and fellow mods, thought I'd show this as another example for the proposed reference section.

    Here's a cool map of all the pubs in Leeds http://twitpic.com/6o6xzl/full
     
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    Derc New Member

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  7. cybero

    cybero New Member

    Re: Reference section

    Possibly so,Derc. The company that creates that London Underground style map also creates them for other cities and places of interest too, BTW.
     
  8. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

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    pretty much, sometimes the wheels grind slowly. Sorry we didn't reply before though :frown:
     
  9. Derc

    Derc New Member

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    Cheers Mr TD, I'm just going thro old posts for any useful relevant links.
    keeps me busy when its raining.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/news/
     
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  10. Joe

    Joe El Duderino

    Re: Reference section

    Sorry Derc, I missed this too - jeez, call us a mod team? sheesh.
     
  11. fairerfares

    fairerfares New Member

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    Hi All, been working on a guide for Leeds myself for IPhone, Blackberry and Android phones. at http://m.stuart-long.co.uk

    Would welcome all opinions and if the information and live directions facility was useful.
     
  12. cybero

    cybero New Member

    Re: Reference section

    Works . BTW Is it exactly the same bg picture Stuart or is it a different one on other pages?

    It could be the opacity / transparency upon the menu overlays but we don't get those lovely iron railings showing through as clear upon some pages as others.

    Just wondering.

    Otherwise it works very reliably upon my quick fire test.

    By the way if you get some negative feedback from some Android users do not be too surprised. Apparently WebKit embedded browser on Androids has been known to crash such devices to the core with perfectly good markup and PHP. Good news, Google, [we are not evil] , are rolling out a dedicated all Android devices Chrome browser. So long as all Android users upgrade and update to that [would have thought the word would get around pretty quickly on that score] then such problems , which might not even beset your site, by the way, will presumably cease to be a matter of concern and report.
     
  13. fairerfares

    fairerfares New Member

    Re: Reference section

    Same background image on all. Glad you like it:icon_smile:
     
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