War Diaries Talk

basic question - how do I leave a page unfinished and return to it later?

  • Valham by Valham

    I started a page today and have only done a little work on it. How do I leave it so I can return to it? If I log off with it open will it be here when I log in again?


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    If you want to go back to the diary page you were working on, you can do it 2 ways:

    First of all if you want to leave a page and go back to it - Do Not press the finish button or you will lose your page. Just sign out. When you sign in again you can:

    Access the page you were working on by going to the Talk Menu at top of page - this talk section will come up saying return to classifying, using this, it will return you to the diary page you were working on. I find this the quickest way.

    Or, after you sign in just go to the Diary Selection page. Select the diary you were working on to find your page again.

    If you are new to this project, Welcome. You will find everyone on this project very helpful.


  • Valham by Valham

    Thanks so much - yes I am new - started a few weeks ago, plunged in without really knowing what I was doing but getting the hang of it.


  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Here are a few links which may be helpful for you when tagging diaries, which I have in my WW1 file.

    Lt Col list and Regiments which is helpful for names when tagging Regimental diaries: http://www.ww1infantrycos.co.uk/british regiments.html

    Abbreviations and acromins ww1 http://www.researchingww1.co.uk/ww1abbreviations

    Trench Slang link: http://www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/War Slang.htm

    Also Pompom is a gun. Black Maria is a highly explosive shell which produces black smoke. Baby elephant is a small dugout reinforced with semi-circular sheets of iron.

    List of medical abbreviations link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_abbreviations:_A

    P.S. Under the heading Discussion Board – The Mess Hall has some useful tips.

    Also I will add:

    I wonder if the following tip will help you – The Chrome Contrast Tool which you can download on the following link. Help for reading faint pages Chrome contrast tool - on link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sheen/mopkplcglehjfbedbngcglkmajhflnjk

    If you use this Chrome tool, it will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen. When you put the mouse pointer over this red coloured circle, it will show the message - "Apply Visual Filter". Useful for changing contrast brightness etc. on a page. You can also use the Zooming in tool at the right hand side of the diary page which will make the words bigger.

    And last but not least the Definite Hashtag List - https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/boards/BWD000000j/discussions/DWD0000d05


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator in response to Valham's comment.

    Welcome to the project, Valham!

    I remember that feeling when I hadn't yet worked out that, yes, you can go off and leave a page partially finished and it will reappear as you left it. I was afraid I'd lose all my hard work!

    Marie was correct in her methods for getting back to a partially tagged page, but it is actually even easier than she said. Once you sign in, just click on CLASSIFY on the home page and it should take you back to your page with any tags you've already dropped still in place.

    Also, using the Definitive Hashtag List to denote any of those types of items found on a diary page is strictly optional. It's great if you want to add them, but if you don't want to, don't worry about it. The main aim of the project is to use the tags found on the left-hand side of a page to mark information.