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post #1 of 11
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Dustyfog, whose young son, Dax, is an extraordinary skier, is featured in a new wiki we just created called Children and Good Skiing. Right now it's kind of raw, and we'd like to get some input from the pros around here to refine the content so we have a useful article for parents and kids' instructors as good as any published in the magazines. 

 

If you want to submit content to the wiki, just click on the link, click edit, add your contribution, and save. This will be our first attempt to collaborate on a topic of interest to many EpicSki members. 

 

Be a trendsetter and add your two bits.

post #2 of 11

Thanks NOLO.

 

I have been wanting to type up some of my thoughts on "dryland" training for kids.    From putting clothes on to actually walking in skis well before the parent hits 10 degree air with the kid and wonders why he/she is not happy.    

 

Guessing I would put it in the development area? 

 

Can a link to this be placed in the Childrens area? 

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Why don't you start a new section called "Preparing for the Day"?

 

The beauty of the wiki is we can edit it as long as we want. If separate new wikis come forth from the original, all the better!

 

We can cross-link as we wish.

post #4 of 11

Why not put a Children's Skiing section out in the open.  Not all subscribers are "tuned" to wiki use.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

HI Kneale,

 

We have the Family forum and the Beginners Zone. Are you suggesting we start a new forum for Children's Issues? Where's "out in the open"?

 

What we're trying to do with this particular wiki is collaborate on an article on Children. I can see posting a link to the wiki in both the Family and Beginners Zone forums (in an Admin Note at the top of the forums).

 

We now have the ability to discuss the article as we work on it, so the process now can have discussion leading to editorial output. Because the wiki discussion is focused on a specific outcome, it shouldn't affect discussions in the forums about Children's Skiing in the least.

post #6 of 11

The link would be good. 

 

For some users (this one included) Wiki processes that allow anyone to add or subtract anything are not attractive, so we tend not to look to that resource for information. 

 

"Out in the open" was my way of saying put it in a regular forum rather than have it in a Wiki format some would ignore.  The link probably would encourage more visits.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

I remember back in the old days we tried to collaborate on a  glossary of terms using a forum thread and it was kind of a pain because we didn't have one place to aggregate the information that all had access to, so we had to go through one gatekeeper. That project didn't go very far.

 

Let's give this method a chance, eh? It could be very educational for the instructors here to work with one another in articulating concepts of interest to skiers of all abilities. There's a lot to be said about "writing to learn."

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

A cool new feature with the wikis is "Talk."

post #9 of 11

Kneale, the Family forum that was created about 3 years ago is sort of a children's forum.  If you look there, I think you'll find a lot of stuff that could be considered kid specific.

Family Skiing Discussions

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The link would be good. 

 

For some users (this one included) Wiki processes that allow anyone to add or subtract anything are not attractive, so we tend not to look to that resource for information. 

 

"Out in the open" was my way of saying put it in a regular forum rather than have it in a Wiki format some would ignore.  The link probably would encourage more visits.

 

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Here's a specific question from Children and Good Skiing that any devoted skier-parent has to wonder:

 

How advantageous are lessons to future development--and how important is the quality of the instruction?

 

How would you respond if asked that question? Don't answer here, but go to the wiki, click Edit, wait for the content to load (the videos take a moment), scroll down to Lessons, and start typing. Be sure to save and voila, you just added your two bits to the knowledge bank here at EpicSki, where deposits are voluntary and withdrawals are entirely free of charge.   

post #11 of 11
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I should have brought this explanation of wikis to your attention sooner.

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