imfdb.org  

Go Back   imfdb.org > The Forum > imfdb

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-30-2010, 07:06 PM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067
Default Specifications section

Is there going to be some kind of standard for specifications on firearms pages?

The one on most pages are like this

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/M16_r...Specifications

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/AK-47#Specifications

However SB2296 has started changing the Specifications to be like this

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Galil#Specifications

The problem I have with SB 2296's format is that it gives too much information as if this website is an encyclopedia and sort of gives me a headache when I look at it. It takes up too much space as oppose to the original format ,which is sort of a snapshot or general idea of the specifications.

Last edited by AdAstra2009; 09-30-2010 at 07:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-30-2010, 07:13 PM
MT2008's Avatar
MT2008 MT2008 is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,499
Default

Personally, I don't like the way it's done on the Galil page. Seems too distracting, and too intrusive.
__________________
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the hogs of war.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-30-2010, 07:15 PM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MT2008 View Post
Personally, I don't like the way it's done on the Galil page. Seems too distracting, and too intrusive.
Exactly my point, The standard should be how it is (currently) on the M16/AK-47 page.

Last edited by Jcordell; 09-30-2010 at 08:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2010, 02:00 AM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067
Default

Any objections to me changing the Galil specifications back to the original specifications format?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2010, 02:15 AM
predator20's Avatar
predator20 predator20 is offline
IMFDB Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdAstra2009 View Post
Any objections to me changing the Galil specifications back to the original specifications format?
I would tell SB2296 before doing it.
__________________
A man's got to know his limitations.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2010, 02:38 AM
Rockwolf66's Avatar
Rockwolf66 Rockwolf66 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 799
Default

basically tell him that we all say no to that format and let him know that he should ask on the forum first before such a major change.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2010, 11:02 AM
BlackIce_GTS BlackIce_GTS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 88
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AdAstra2009 View Post
Any objections to me changing the Galil specifications back to the original specifications format?
FWIW (not a lot), I like SB2296's way better. It's a clear way to spell out the specifications of all the variants. It's not necessary for guns that don't have so many variations, but for something like the G3, FAL, or AR-15, I think it's definitely helpful for understanding/identification.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2010, 05:43 PM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackIce_GTS View Post
FWIW (not a lot), I like SB2296's way better. It's a clear way to spell out the specifications of all the variants. It's not necessary for guns that don't have so many variations, but for something like the G3, FAL, or AR-15, I think it's definitely helpful for understanding/identification.
This website is not a gun encyclopedia, the point of specifications section is to be a brief snapshot of the weapon's characteristics. Also like others have said SB2296's format is too intrusive/distracting....and might I add unnecessary.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-01-2010, 05:53 PM
MT2008's Avatar
MT2008 MT2008 is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,499
Default

I would change it, AdAstra, though I guess talking first is a good idea.

And yes, this is not a gun encyclopedia. For us, the only information that matters is the VISUAL information, because that's what allows us to identify those weapons in a movie or TV show. Anything else is probably not relevant.
__________________
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the hogs of war.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-01-2010, 09:34 PM
AdAstra2009's Avatar
AdAstra2009 AdAstra2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,067
Default

I notified him on his talk page yesterday and has yet to respond.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.