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UER Forum > Rookie Forum > How often do you guys do writeups on explorations? (Viewed 1630 times)
brokenbits 


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How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< on 1/11/2020 4:56 AM >
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Having recently joined uer, I decided to make a my first post as a detailed write up of a recent visit to an abandoned incinerator:

http://www.uer.ca/...urrpage=1&pp#post4

Generally I tried to follow this tutorial best I could:

https://www.uer.ca...d=1&threadid=96066

I really enjoyed documenting the trip in this format, as well as researching and sharing the history of the building. It is definitely something I would like to continue to do on future trips to more interesting places.
So now that I am looking to make more posts to contribute to the forum, I am wondering how often you guys document your trips on here, and what kinds of places do you generally make full write-ups on vs keep to yourself?
In addition, what information should I generally omit from a post about a location in order to preserve the site?




Dee Ashley 


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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 1 on 1/11/2020 5:09 AM >
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Awesome first post (I’m also in DFW, btw! 🙂). I wish more new members took the time to contribute quality material and actually read the posts like the write-up one you mentioned. If you keep doing that, you should get your FM in no time.




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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 2 on 1/11/2020 5:32 AM >
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Your first post was great, looking forward to seeing more like that. That location is pretty well known and it doesn't seem like there's much left to be destroyed so I would say that doing a full write up is good for that. But other places should have much less information given to try to protect the location, as well as yourself. I'd say do a write up/post for any explore that you feel was worth sharing. I generally do one for when I have a decent set of photos from one location, or a bunch of photos from smaller sites that I put into one. I'll never post anything about an active location that I do just to be safe.

To sum things up, just try to balance out information and secrecy to keep it interesting and safe. Good luck on future explores




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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 3 on 1/11/2020 5:53 AM >
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Great first post.

Omission details are really, location name, location, entry details.

You're doing great.

Let's see more!




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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 4 on 1/12/2020 4:51 PM >
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Brokenbits,

I enjoy doing write ups of my various explorations. When I'm reading the forum, my favorite threads are those where the OP tells a story about the explore with pictures taking us from one point of interest to the next. Sure, I enjoy a "photo dump" if the person is a good photographer, but generally I like knowing about the whole adventure.

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< Reply # 5 on 1/21/2020 12:58 AM >
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I always do a writeup, more for my own benefit. Photos can be made so much better with context or story, and I'd hate to forget either behind any of them.




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< Reply # 6 on 1/21/2020 5:24 PM >
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honestly, not often , less than we would like to do.




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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 7 on 5/3/2020 4:50 AM >
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Nice first posts. Welcome to the site

Depends if it's a quick trip or not. Sometimes it can be hard to get info about a site depending on its use.

Anything I find always goes in a word doc, regardless of whether or not I post about it. If the site feels like it is too accessible, I tend to err on omitting identifiable historical details. If the site is pretty open, semi-demolished, or I have permission from the owners/operators I will post more info. As mentioned above, specific location and POE details are best left out.

Still, a story, historical info, and/or urban legends are always a treat to read about.




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< Reply # 8 on 5/4/2020 3:00 AM >
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I'm pretty awful at essay writing mostly due to laziness. I much prefer to tell stories with pictures. Maybe a video, although I dislike the sound of my voice on video so I rarely do those.




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< Reply # 9 on 5/4/2020 3:38 AM >
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I tend to do write-ups with explores whenever I can. Feel like the history adds to the photos, and independent research is always fun.

Great first post.




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Re: How often do you guys do writeups on explorations?
< Reply # 10 on 5/5/2020 4:22 AM >
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When some people do their write-ups, they insist on letting you know how difficult and dangerous it was and how awesome they are.

It makes them sound like a familiar character.






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< Reply # 11 on 5/6/2020 11:09 PM >
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I liked your post a lot!

I made a post on the rookie forum about the dangers of the highlight real. I don't do write ups sometimes because the places I go seem mundane in comparison to exploring the ISS of UER like some of you folks manage.

For me the story and situation makes a post even if the pics are mediocre. Its the journey not the destination.

We all have our own weights for what makes a cool post. I don't explore for notoriety or internet points, I have had experiences that are just for me. I am glad I found UER as a guy in his 40's creeping around can make you feel like, well a creep. I bring my daughter a lot of the time, she has got me out of a few scrapes with LEO.

That said I cant wait to see more of your experiences.

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