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Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« on: February 22, 2009, 11:13:59 PM »
Good evening

I hope I'm not disturbing any ongoing discussions but some of you may have noticed that a new sub-board (Fancy Knotwork Tutorials) has been added to the Fancy and Decorative Knotwork board. This new board was actually created at the request of some of the posters on the Decorative Knotwork board but I felt it was only polite to offer the same option here also.

If people wish to post short practical knot tutorials, or links to tutorials, would a similar sub-board help?

And whilst I have your attention, the decorative knotters have a rather snappy description for their board. The practical knotters, it seems, have nothing to say about their board.  ;)

As an non-knotter (does knitting count?), it seems to me that new posters might need a little help with defining what kinds of topics that are open for discussion on this board. Maybe some examples of practical knot usages such as climbing or angling etc. in the board description could stimulate some new threads/discussions that might otherwise end up in ChitChat.

Either way, if you would like a new sub-board or have a description for this board that you would like used, please let me know.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled programmes...

Mel


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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 12:37:15 AM »
We really need to get some cord or rope into your hands and get you hooked on tying.

Thank you for the sub-board and maybe we will end up with a continuing to grow selection of tutorials.

Good way to spread the wealth.

Scott

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 05:59:40 AM »
Thanks again, Mel.

For your consideration to be moved into Fancy Knotwork Tutorials, here are some other threads by members that have tutorials, descriptions to tie a specific knot or links to tutorials.

Identify and instructions? (Rose knots)
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1134.0
    
Knot tying Instruction
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1013.0

Netting for Glass Bottles (this was in Practical Knots, but I believe it fits here as well)
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1076.0

Rope Fender, the making of (this was in Chit Chat)
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1135.msg7729#msg7729

Chest beckets / books
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1125.msg7707#msg7707

Tudor Rose Knot-KM100
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1142.0

Thanks for everything you're doing to keep the site up to date and safe!

Rick
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 12:41:22 PM »
I've moved all of the topics you listed to the Fancy Knotwork Tutorials board with the exception of "Netting for Glass Bottles":

http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1076.0

I hesitated to move that one as you said that it belonged in both Practical Knots and the new tutorial board. Unfortunately, I can't copy a topic so that it can be found in 2 boards at once, so I thought I'd better check before I moved it.

I'm also wondering if I made an incorrect assumption when I created the new tutorial board. At the time, I thought that we could end up with at least 2 of these tutorial boards - one for fancy knots and one for practical knots. So it seemed logical to make the new board a sub of Fancy Knotwork. Having now discussed this with 1 or 2 people, would 1, all-encompassing, Knotting Tutorials board be more appropriate? I can easily rename the new board and move it to that it is at the same level as the Fancy Knotwork and Practical Knots board.

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 12:45:36 PM »
We really need to get some cord or rope into your hands and get you hooked on tying.

What with the knitting, crocheting, gardening, doll house miniatures, jewellery making and various IT related activities, I think my family might be tempted to a tie a hangman's noose just for you if you got me involved in yet another hobby. Now, if you could somehow tie me a 36 hour day, I'd be definitely interested....  ;)

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 04:57:51 PM »
Thanks Mel,

I hesitate to suggest how to set up categories or even name titles as I feel I'm still a newbie with a whole lot to learn. I'm hoping some of the real experts jump in here and start helping. I do appreciate all the hard work you're doing for us.

I found a few more threads with links to Fancy and Decorative Knotwork tutorials:

Herringbone and Houndstooth Braid
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1274.0

Bell Rope
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1113.0

survival bracelet
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1245.0

Cufflinks
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1191.15

Thanks again for all your help!

Rick
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
I found a few more threads with links to Fancy and Decorative Knotwork tutorials:

Herringbone and Houndstooth Braid
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1274.0

Bell Rope
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1113.0

survival bracelet
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1245.0

Cufflinks
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1191.15


All moved.

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You're very welcome.

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 06:46:48 PM »
Hi Mel,

Now that they're getting a new home and they're all together, it looks like we had a lot more than we knew about. This is going to make it a lot easier for everyone to locate these fine tutorials. Thanks again for setting this up!!! Great job!!!

I just found another tutorial for Fancy and Decorative Knotwork:

Pineapple Knot
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=994.0

Rick
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 09:33:02 PM »

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I just found another tutorial for Fancy and Decorative Knotwork:
Pineapple Knot
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=994.0

Moved.


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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 12:23:14 AM »
Just keep on moving  ;D

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 01:19:45 AM »

Either way, if you would like a new sub-board or have a description for this board that you would like used, please let me know.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled programmes...


It seems like most things here could be considered a tutorial.  Why scatter them into a sub-directory that is yet another click away?
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 11:49:59 AM »
It seems like most things here could be considered a tutorial.  Why scatter them into a sub-directory that is yet another click away?

Primarily because I was asked to create the board. Having now seen the kind of topics that are being moved into the new board, they do seem to be quite specific. As long as the criteria are kept fairly narrow, I don't see a problem - although I do appreciate your point. The extra 'click' is, in my experience, nothing to be concerned about and is far easier than trying to run a search across a whole board.

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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 04:25:21 PM »
It seems like most things here could be considered a tutorial.  Why scatter them into a sub-directory that is yet another click away?

Primarily because I was asked to create the board. Having now seen the kind of topics that are being moved into the new board, they do seem to be quite specific. As long as the criteria are kept fairly narrow, I don't see a problem - although I do appreciate your point. The extra 'click' is, in my experience, nothing to be concerned about and is far easier than trying to run a search across a whole board.


I'd wager that most people do a basic search encompassing all boards anyway.  It sounds like we're now going to have two of each forum section.  Hey, if two each is good, why not three or four, or eight?! ???  Ugh.

The thread-moving is getting out of control and monitoring another section is not very convenient for readers when they're all practical knotting.
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 05:27:15 PM »

I hesitated to move that one as you said that it belonged in both Practical Knots and the new tutorial board. Unfortunately, I can't copy a topic so that it can be found in 2 boards at once, so I thought I'd better check before I moved it.


Don't move it.  If you want to point to a properly-placed thread, just link to it.
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Re: Board description and possible tutorial sub-board?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 04:58:23 AM »
Hey Mel,

Shhhhhh, don't tell Roo that the "survival bracelet" thread (with Stormdrane's great link) came from the Practical side of the house. He's already barking orders over the bottle thread,
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Don't move it.
At least he didn't use a quotation mark! Just kidding Roo.  :)

I didn't mean to step on any toes, I just think covered bottles are beautiful, therefore would fit in nicely with the Fancy and Decorative Knots tutorial section Mel made for everyone. I'd almost be willing to bet most covered bottles nowadays are done not to be practical and to prevent them from being broken, but to show the skill of the tyer and the beauty of the art.

I, as well as other members, had posted in a Fancy and Decorative thread in favor of it when Lindsey requested input on a new section for tutorials. Personally I believe the moves Mel made are an asset to the site and will make things easier, better and much more organized for anyone looking for a tutorial, at least for a decorative knot.

Anyway, Mel,

I was wondering if it is possible to add something, say in parentheses, to a title of a thread. The thread, Identify and instructions?, is about "Rose Knots", which Vince did not know when he started the thread. Would you be able to add "(Rose Knots)" to the title? Also,the thread, Knot tying Instruction, is about "Turk's Head Knots". Would you be able to add "(Turk's Head Knots)" here as well? These two titles are clearly lacking what they are about and need your help to make it easier for anyone perusing the new tutorial section.

 Identify and instructions?
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1134.0

Knot tying Instruction
http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=1013.0

Thanks again for all you're doing for us Mel.

Rick
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