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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > Posting new locations and editing old locations. (Viewed 1814 times)
Onesliceofham 


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Posting new locations and editing old locations.
< on 12/2/2016 3:22 AM >
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Hello,I am new to the forum but, not new to urban exploration. I have found plenty of good locations around the New York metro area and, I would like to share them. How do it gain privileges to edit old locations and post new ones?

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Onesliceofham




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< Reply # 1 on 12/2/2016 3:25 AM >
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Here is a link to explain how to become a full member. https://www.uer.ca...=1&threadid=102351

You will get full access to the UER Location Database. Basic members can only see locations that are marked publicly viewable and/or demolished. Full members see all, and they may make changes or additions to the LDB.




TheSuburbanExplorer 


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< Reply # 2 on 12/2/2016 4:56 AM >
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Be patient and be active. It took me a year to get Full Member. If you have Photos and Videos of explores, post them on the forums. Make nice, clean threads for each location.
Here's a good example. This was my first location post. (FYI you might not be able to see it since it's archived)
http://www.uer.ca/...=1&threadid=111817

On the other side, if you see outdated or false info on a DB location, you can use the Contact Moderators section in the forums to inform staff.




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Explorer Zero 


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First thing some people do once they get full membership is start changing a bunch of stuff in the DB. Don't do this. Changes should not be made without good reason if theres an error that's one thing but keep in mind the creator may want it to be a "full member only" location or gave it a display name for a good reason.

Frivolous or invalid changes to DB locations can be considered vandalism on UER and might get you banned.




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< Reply # 4 on 1/3/2017 10:50 PM >
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First thing some people do once they get full membership is start changing a bunch of stuff in the DB. Don't do this. Changes should not be made without good reason if theres an error that's one thing but keep in mind the creator may want it to be a "full member only" location or gave it a display name for a good reason.

Frivolous or invalid changes to DB locations can be considered vandalism on UER and might get you banned.



I totally get the whole changing locations without good reasoning. BUT - is it frowned upon to add hazards, security measures, required equipment that were not on there before? Is it frowned upon to add your own photo album also?




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I totally get the whole changing locations without good reasoning. BUT - is it frowned upon to add hazards, security measures, required equipment that were not on there before? Is it frowned upon to add your own photo album also?


I never said adding your own photos to a location was frowned upon, in fact its encouraged.

What Im hoping to prevent is members just going in and making corrections that are sometimes, incorrect. Like changing a locations status without verifying it etc.

example: new member looks at inaccurate DB location on Google map, sees no building there and concludes the location must have been demolished!

My advice is don't change stuff without knowing for sure just for the sake of changing stuff.

Did you actually go there and determine there was some additional required equipment needed? or did you just look at some DB entry in another state and decide it would look cool to "require" rappelling gear?

I guess the weakest locations in our DB right now havent any description at all, not even a basic history and a bunch of non descript photos of the inside of some room in a giant factory or hospital. I guess if that's best you can do Ok.

The big frowner is adding a location to the DB that already exist in the DB maybe under another name. Check the DB before adding a location sometimes a location entry might already be listed in the DB under a generic term like "The Tire Plant" http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=23755 Instead of the previous 2 or 3 former company names like Continental Tire or General Tire.



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p.s. one final word; some of the moderators spend a great deal of time correcting location errors, misspelled location and city names, extra spaces and unnecessary dashes and capitalization errors.

Lets keep the DB useful and as accurate as possible.

please read this:
http://www.uer.ca/...asp?threadid=32330

If you have a question about the DB or find that someone has vandalized the DB let a moderator know.



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urbexchick07 


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< Reply # 7 on 1/4/2017 7:19 PM >
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Posted by 2Xplorations


I never said adding your own photos to a location was frowned upon, in fact its encouraged.

What Im hoping to prevent is members just going in and making corrections that are sometimes, incorrect. Like changing a locations status without verifying it etc.

example: new member looks at inaccurate DB location on Google map, sees no building there and concludes the location must have been demolished!

My advice is don't change stuff without knowing for sure just for the sake of changing stuff.

Did you actually go there and determine there was some additional required equipment needed? or did you just look at some DB entry in another state and decide it would look cool to "require" rappelling gear?

I guess the weakest locations in our DB right now havent any description at all, not even a basic history and a bunch of non descript photos of the inside of some room in a giant factory or hospital. I guess if that's best you can do Ok.

The big frowner is adding a location to the DB that already exist in the DB maybe under another name. Check the DB before adding a location sometimes a location entry might already be listed in the DB under a generic term like "The Tire Plant" http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=23755 Instead of the previous 2 or 3 former company names like Continental Tire or General Tire.





Very good - thank you! This answers my questions. And personally for the ones that I have added to - I have been there within the past year. I can say for myself that I would not edit a location if I have never been there. Thank you 2X!




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