Comet Holmes on Front page

11 years 10 months ago #53389 by dave_lillis
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Lads,
Given this probably once in a life time event, can we put something up on the front page about this comet, even if its just a link to the relevant threads on the site about the comet. This comet is what I'd call "a hot topic" :P

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11 years 10 months ago #53390 by voyager
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Lads,
Given this probably once in a life time event, can we put something up on the front page about this comet, even if its just a link to the relevant threads on the site about the comet. This comet is what I'd call "a hot topic" :P


If you do me up some copy it will be done.

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11 years 10 months ago #53394 by Frank Ryan
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It'd look good in the Announcements box.

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11 years 10 months ago #53538 by dave_lillis
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Exactly what I was thinking Frank, how about something like

In the early hours of Wednesday 24th October 2007, astronomers around the world notices that Comet Holmes had reached naked eye visibility, it went through an explosive outburst increasing its brightness from magnitude 17 to magnitude 3 in the space of 24 hours.
Stay uptodate and see images by fellow Irish astronomers in the following links.

http://www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=7271&highlight=
http://www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=7287&highlight=

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11 years 10 months ago #53540 by John D
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Sounds good Dave!! :lol:

John

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11 years 10 months ago #53542 by paulevans
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Dave, wasn't it Weds 24th Oct?

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11 years 10 months ago #53549 by dmcdona
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Would it be a good idea to roll up all the Comet Holmes posts into one thread?

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11 years 10 months ago #53551 by voyager
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Would it be a good idea to roll up all the Comet Holmes posts into one thread?


Not really, the one big thread is long enough already :)

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11 years 10 months ago #53552 by JohnMurphy
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Not really, the one big thread is long enough already


However, there are a few different threads running and its hard to keep track of where everyone is. You know me I can't even keep track of what stars are behind this comet :D :oops:

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11 years 10 months ago #53553 by dave_lillis
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Dave, wasn't it Weds 24th Oct?

P

good catch!, text changed in orig post.
Thanks Paul

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11 years 10 months ago #53555 by dmcdona
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Not really, the one big thread is long enough already :)


As John says, there's a couple of different threads going - I just thought it would be useful to anyone browsing aorund to get all the info in one spot rather than flicking between/amongst topics...

If its too much of a pain, its no big deal I guess...

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11 years 10 months ago #53557 by Seanie_Morris
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It would take some work/time to merge all the threads too. Besides, if we did do that, there will always be someone starting another thread about it with their new photo! ;)

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11 years 10 months ago #53559 by dmcdona
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No more than you do quite regularly, the mods can easily merge them at an early stage...

Perhaps keep the exisitng threads but avoid any new one's kicking off.

I'm really enjoying all the Holmes stuff and its great to see folks so excited about it all. Thread hopping is a bit of a pain though.

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11 years 10 months ago #53561 by Seanie_Morris
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I know the feeling re: thread hopping. Which thread do you add your latest picture into now, kind of predicament.

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11 years 10 months ago #53567 by voyager
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Done.

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11 years 10 months ago #53570 by dave_lillis
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Great stuff Bart, I also see that the recent post list is now 10, good work !

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but what a way to go. :)
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11 years 10 months ago #53573 by voyager
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Great stuff Bart, I also see that the recent post list is now 10, good work !


Was wondering how long it would take people to notice that ... about 10 seconds by the looks of things :)

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11 years 10 months ago #53575 by Frank Ryan
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Looks fab lads.

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11 years 10 months ago #53591 by Seanie_Morris
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Nice one, the added 5 posts makes a difference.

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11 years 10 months ago #53630 by dmcdona
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Bart - you da man!

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