Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Just what it says.
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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 21:31

Let's call it a day. Fantastic work and THANK YOU scann! You really made this possible.

If anyone can tell me how to hide the "old forum" without ruining all the shadow links, that would be great.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:44

daniel_reetz wrote:If anyone can tell me how to hide the "old forum" without ruining all the shadow links, that would be great.
You can make it a private section.

Thanks to you Dan, for all the work you put to this and the diy book scanning project.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by Anonymous2 » 14 Jan 2012, 21:52

Sorry guys, I'm a bit late to the party ;) The new layout looks marvelous!

It seems like basically everything is done, except for the Software category. Do you plan on doing anything with it?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 21:57

we don't like the way it's organised. any suggestions? there are a lot of threads about deskew/dewarping/margins/output formats, but none of this is enough to make a subforum for each of them. Daniel has posted a list of steps of book scanning, maybe it can help you thinking!

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by Anonymous2 » 14 Jan 2012, 22:06

Only thing that I can see is that the Help section will grow really quickly, as most of the posts in Software are either for help or a discussion about a certain problem.

I'll migrate the topics that obviously belong in some section and leave the rest intact.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by Anonymous2 » 14 Jan 2012, 22:28

I've noticed that there exist many posts in Software that could be categorized as R&D more than New Software. Anybody for/against creating a category for this in Software?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by strider1551 » 14 Jan 2012, 22:30

I wouldn't worry about narrowing software by operating system or output format... most of the applications are cross-platform and some will work with different formats (hopefully more in the future!), so organizing by those lines will be impossible.

Any thought of having subforums?
  • General
  • Tutorials
  • Image enhancement
  • OCR
  • Binding
  • Application specific
    • Scan Tailor
    • Book Scan WIzard
    • LiveCD

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 22:45

I wouldn't put the LiveCD project in "application specific", BSW and ST are programs and the LiveCD project is an operating system.
but I agree with everything else.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 22:46

strider1551 wrote: Any thought of having subforums?
  • General
  • Tutorials
  • Image enhancement
  • OCR
  • Binding
  • Application specific
    • Scan Tailor
    • Book Scan WIzard
    • LiveCD
I like that approach, especially "binding" because it encompasses all possible output formats. I don't know if I can do sub-subforums, will have to tinker a bit.
Anonymous2 wrote:I've noticed that there exist many posts in Software that could be categorized as R&D more than New Software. Anybody for/against creating a category for this in Software?
Basically, I'd like to keep all R&D fairly consolidated, so if something leans more toward R&D we should put it there. As DIY Book Scanner goes on, the hardware and software will be more and more intertwined... after a program or script comes out of R&D it can be put into "software"

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 18 Jan 2012, 20:07

well, so what should we do now?

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