While it is very interesting to read peoples activation reports on this reflector, can I please suggest that you also go in and add a link to the report under the summits information pages. In that way those looking to activate a summit can get the advantage of the work you put in describing your access and any possible problems encountered approaching the summit directly from the Summit page rather than having to search for your article.
PLEASE NOTE: you need to go to the summits pages via the NEW SOTA website, the old summit pages are frozen and cannot be updated. So please go to http://sota.org.uk/ and from there, log on (set up a new account if you haven’t been to the new SOTA website yet), then select “summit listings” and follow the tables down until you get to your summit (or summits - you can add the same report link to all of the summits covered if its a multi-summit report). On the summit page click on “Add new external link”.
I have been meaning to extract information from my activation reports (both those on the old reflector and more recently on Summitsbase) and add it to the pages for the summits that I have activated, but the available time has been ulitised in researching more summits! The problem with links is that they can become out of date. Adding the information directly to the page overcomes this issue, but is more time consuming.
Hi Gerald, agreed using external URLs does have the danger that they may go away however a link to a post on the SOTA reflector is probably somewhat more reliable and I was trying to avoid people having to re-enter and reformat all of their reports - a simple cut and paste of the URL should be easy enough for everyone to do.
My undestanding is that if you write a report on the summits page, it can only be text (no pictures, no maps etc.) so I personally prefer the URL link option.
There seems to be an account setup problem. I keep getting the message that I was sent a link to verify my account but won’t receive one to do that. Tried resetting my password but same result afterwards.
Yes, I think that is so. It serves a particular purpose, and I find a brief comment in plain text very useful eg grid ref of parking spot, grid ref of route start (if it isn’t obvious), any access restrictions, mention of notable scrambles, stream crossings etc.
It is very easy to paste such text onto a page together with a snip from an online mapping provider (where that is allowed) and then print.
A link to a more complete report is nice too, of course…