Name: Lois Richter lrichter2003-B-180x200.jpg

long-time photographer

Mailing address: P.O. Box 7, Davis CA 95617-0007

Phone Number: (530) 758-5058


Personality?: ATC-KatieSketch#03.jpgKatie in my lap!

Personal History:

Current Passion: ATCs

Presentations, Teaching, Etc.: Upcoming Events
Being a docent for the Arboretum for about 20 years, I annually lead 2-6 tours. Different years, different topics. In January 2009, I did a presentation (slideshow, talk, and birdwalk) that drew the LARGEST group of participants I've ever had! The room was packed. (And so many folks said they regretted missing it, that I did a similar presentation at the Senior Center in March.)

Asked to repeat this topic for 2010, I present "Birds that Winter in the Arboretum" TWICE ... on October 17 and November 21.

For 2012, I scheduled "Birds in Davis" (a free slideshow & talk) BOTH at the Senior Center (Tuesday, 31 Jan) /and at Arb HQ Library (Sat., 4 Feb) with a birdwalk following the Saturday presentation. (All events free and public.) Then in 2013, I did another Arb presentation & birdwalk.

If you want info about my upcoming birding talks (or art workshops), please contact me by phone.


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2010-08-30 21:37:50   Hey Lois, thanks for all your work on the various bird pages! ... there's a feature you might find useful. You can view changes to a page one by one in chronological order. All you have to do is click on the "Info" button at the top of a page, select two of the edits (potentially the first two, versions 1 and 2), and hit the "Compare" button. That'll bring up a page showing you the first edit made to the page after it was created, along with the date of the change and the editor who made it. At the top of that page, you'll find a "next edit" link which'll take you to Version 3 and show the second change, and so on. It's a reasonably good way to track a conversation.

That said, it's far from perfect. The next version of wiki software, which is in development now, will significantly improve the ability to track and/or join discussions. —TomGarberson

2010-08-30 22:45:02   ... As for what's 'better' to do, well it really depends what you're doing. If you're going to make a quick change like capitalize a letter, then Quick Edit is perfect. If you're going to do some in depth work like rearranging and restructuring paragraphs, then you'll probably want to do a proper edit.

For the other, it is definitely better to edit one page, save your changes and then edit another page, though with less used pages (like the birds pages) it probably won't make a difference.

Having a page open for editing does not prevent other people from editing it, just whoever saves 2nd (or 3rd, etc) has to check the edits of the other person and remove automatically added tags before they can save to prevent people either changing the exact same thing or overwriting someone else's changes by mistake.

You can also put comments in the bar under the edit window that will tell other people what changes you are making so they don't have to open the page and compare your edit to the old version to find out what has changed. —MasonMurray

2011-11-29 23:33:51   Thanks for your additions to the town history. Much appreciated! —ScottMeehleib

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