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Lexicon of Terms

Post by gpraceman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:53 pm

I'm now working on a modification that allows people to easily see what a particular term means. When you see a word with dotted underlining, just put your mouse over the word to see an explanation. This is automatic, so you don't have to worry about doing anything different when you post.

Here are some examples:

The car's COM is way too far forward.
Our Awana club has very creative kids.
BSA axles are the worst.
That car had a cheater bar on it.

As more terms get added to the database, you will see more getting displayed in this manner.

Hopefully, this will help out people new to this sport.


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Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.

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Post by Rod Turnbull » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:20 pm

Awesome idea!!! Can you get this mouse over to stay on as long as you are hovering over the term? Some of us don't read that fast.



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Post by gpraceman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Rod Turnbull wrote:Awesome idea!!! Can you get this mouse over to stay on as long as you are hovering over the term? Some of us don't read that fast.
Maybe. But instead of implementing some JavaScript to do that, I made each term a link as well. So, you can click on the link and read the full description from the lexicon page. While you are at it, you can check out other terms.


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Post by Stan Pope » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:07 am

gpraceman wrote:I'm now working on a modification that allows people to easily see what a particular term means. When you see a word with dotted underlining, just put your mouse over the word to see an explanation. This is automatic, so you don't have to worry about doing anything different when you post.
Outstanding ... I recommend that management renew your contract for another quarter! ... Oh ... you ARE management. Never mind!


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Post by dna1990 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:16 am

Management vote for their own bonuses all the time...sign yourself up for one. :angel:



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Post by dna1990 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 am

Some random suggestions for lexicon entries...things I might not know as a new PWDr...

gprm
constant slope vs curved radius vs bestrack hard curve track shapes
slots
usb/serial adapter
mothers or mothers mag, et al
outlaw
rank (bsa tiger/wolf/bear/webelos)
den, rank, pack, district, council (bsa)
tread shapes?
swmbo
bore, tread, hub
cone
bandsaw
scrollsaw
drillpress
lathe
mandrel
forstner
phototransistor
cant
burr
micron
tap (as in dye)
wedge
heat
turtle
et (elapsed time)
precut
wiggle
razor wheels
staging




Of course now I imagine our posts will be one giant underline...use your best judgment.



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Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:51 am

dna1990 wrote:Management vote for their own bonuses all the time...sign yourself up for one. :angel:
I'm just waiting for my golden parachute. :lol: Or my taxpayer funded bailout. :sick:
dna1990 wrote:Some random suggestions for lexicon entries...things I might not know as a new PWDr...
Some of your suggestions are already covered. ;)
dna1990 wrote:Of course now I imagine our posts will be one giant underline...use your best judgment.
Yea, I do have to be careful with that.

I also have to be careful with words that can mean different things, like "ID". That could mean Inner Diameter or it could mean Identification. "Tap" could mean a tool for making threads or it could mean tapping on something.


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Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.

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Post by Darin McGrew » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:00 pm

Here's another glossary entry, with a definition from http://www.csbministries.org/site/about_us/

CSB - Christian Service Brigade
Christian Service Brigade is a discipling ministry dedicated to raising up the next generation of Christian leaders.



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Post by gpraceman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:08 pm

Darin McGrew wrote:Here's another glossary entry, with a definition from http://www.csbministries.org/site/about_us/" target="_blank

CSB - Christian Service Brigade
Christian Service Brigade is a discipling ministry dedicated to raising up the next generation of Christian leaders.
I added that, but for some reason, it is not showing up. :scratching:

I can use any help that I can get to fill in missing terms or ones that need better definitions. :nod:


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Romans 5:8

Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.

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