[amsat-bb] Re: (Reporting web pages needing updates)

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Sep 14 16:13:05 PDT 2009

At the bottom of many pages of the AMSAT web site is a link entitled:
   "Report a bug on this page"

The stuff I found was from 2002 and 2004 - no link there buddy

Thats why I asked

Andrew Rich
Airways Technical Officer Grade 4
Surveillance - RADAR ADS-B
Amateur Radio Callsign VK4TEC
email: vk4tec at tech-software.net
web: www.tech-software.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John P. Toscano" <tosca005 at tc.umn.edu>
Cc: "'Amsat BB'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:46 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: (Reporting web pages needing updates)

> Andrew Rich (Home) wrote:
>> No I meant
>> amsatwebchanges at amsat.org
>> " I found this page is old and needs to be deleted"
>> Many hands make light work
> Andrew: I think that the following solution will help you accomplish
> your goal...
> At the bottom of many pages of the AMSAT web site is a link entitled:
>   "Report a bug on this page"
> Click on the link, and a form pops up. The form is pre-filled with the
> URL of the "offending" web page, i.e. the web page you were on at the
> time you clicked on the link. Fill in the rest of the form and click on
> the button labeled:
>   Submit Report
> One of the questions on the form is "Issue Type", and the drop-down list
> include numerous choices, such as:
>   -- malformed text
>   -- broken link
>   -- outdated information
>   -- misspelling
>   -- punctuation
> and several others. You don't even have to start up your email client;
> the form goes to the appropriate person when you click on the Submit 
> button.
> If the page with a problem does not have one of these links on it, you
> could manually type in the following URL into your browser:
>   http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/bugform.php
> The only problem with this is you will have to manually fill in the line
> on the form that specifies what web page is problematic. Of course,
> before you change to this URL, use your mouse to highlight the current
> URL (where the problem is located), hit Ctrl+C to copy the URL to the
> Windows Clipboard, then go to the bugform page, mouse or tab to that
> field, and hit Ctrl+V to paste in the URL. [My apologies in advance for
> giving you Windows-centric instructions if you are using a different OS
> family.]
> This seems even easier to me than an email alias to which you send
> problem reports, but maybe that's just me...
> But I clearly agree, a thousand pairs of eyes can find more errors and
> omissions than a single pair of eyes.  www.nlrs.org (which I maintain)
> is comprised of over 4000 files, so I assume that www.amsat.org is much
> bigger!
> 73 de W0JT
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