1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Two 'sister sites', and now there's a third sibling.

    Doubtless more to follow. Still personally not absolutely certain how it will develop, but pretty sure it will develop.
    There's been a case for cross-fertilisation, 'storage', and genuinely useful standalone content to feed into and be fed by both sites for a while.
    Otto's a fizzing human bomb at the mo - smells good - I am placing my faith in that.

    And... that is one hell of a URL.

    Thoughts and theories welcome, with the thought that the 'Open' in the title will hopefully be no hollow promise regarding sharing WW2-related 'stuff'.
    We shall see what develops.
    ~A
     
  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Adam, I attempted to log on / register with this site, all I got was a wiki site. How does one log on?
     
  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  4. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Brilliant! And, as Adam says, what a URL!

    Excellent date on which to launch as well!
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'll direct Otto to this thread, as anything I say will likely have to be taken with a pinch of salt as things take shape.

    Wiki-based software has been chosen as it's a powerful way to create any sort of page that might be considered needed. Fast to edit with a reasonable learning curve & highly flexible, but I think it may eventually transmogrify into something that doesn't look quite as Wiki-like as it currently does.

    It will not be Open in the sense of universal registration. Normal forum business ought to continue as usual on 2F & 2T, but I think (again, pinch of salt) that if anyone has an idea/project/data set etc. etc. that might be useful, or that they can create a finished page with, they can be given the ability to create/edit.
    It has to be curated in some way... and hopefully maybe even 'peer reviewed' on the forums.

    'They' is us noodling about with it.
    It's only existed as a 'testable' site for a few days, and like the man says "The site is early in the building stages".




    All I can say for certain, is that a prime reason I keep mooching about on here and 2F is the remarkable sharing of info on the best most interesting War in history.
    Over the years there've been so many people looking for somewhere to share the more solid fruits of their researches, and due to the nature of forums, sometimes that stuff gets a little buried, either by the sheer number of posts, general organisation or even just time. I think .Org might offer a place to get those bits and pieces into a more easily accessible form, along with any other bright ideas we may have.


    We shall see what we shall see.
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Will some kind soul send me a PM when things have settled down ?

    A slightly bemused

    Ron
     
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  8. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    If its a Wiki linked page it may develop on a similar line to this 70 Brigade Site

    http://70brigade.newmp.org.uk/wiki/Main_Page

    which is run by a member here? Lots of information but a little bewildering (for me at least) to navigate :(


    Kyle
     
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Under the various regiment and corps articles on 2ORG, I've been adding links back to relevant threads here on 2talk, in order to create a reference or hub page. I've also been adding the odd link to external sites which may be useful to researchers.

    If anyone knows of a particular thread which could be featured (discussions as well as war diaries, rolls etc) or a website which they think could be listed, please let me know.
    That way at least we can use 2org pages as an appendix to all 2talk discussions relevant to a particular unit.

    See this page as an example
    Reconnaissance Corps - WWII Open Resource Group


    A Content Map link has been created, with broad categories which should help in navigating the site. Category:Content - WWII Open Resource Group


    Major Joe's and TomC's articles have been updated slightly since last mentioned. If anyone thinks more should be added by way of narrative or Service History, or indeed corrected, please send me word by PM.

    Joseph Lawler Brown - WWII Open Resource Group
    Thomas Canning - WWII Open Resource Group
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I think this has a ton of promise! I could see myself potentially contributing what I can there instead of posting to a blog, for instance.
     
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