Monday, June 28, 2010

Upcoming Changes

After a hiatus of a few years (sorry guys, grad school) I will be making some exciting changes to the website! My goal is to make the Rockhound Guide a universal resource for mineral collectors around the world. Here are my goals for the near future:
  • Allow site visitors to easily share information in a wiki-style interface.
  • Gather and catalog all available information on the web regarding a collecting site.
  • Provide updates on the ownership and collection status of each site.
  • Allow users to share pictures of their collecting trips through Flickr.
Up until now, I have been providing most of the content for the guide, with some help from site visitors. I realized awhile ago that not only am I not able to visit all the sites I'd like to, I also don't want to be personally responsible for providing incorrect information. I've decided that a Wikipedia-style format will allow the guide to grow much more quickly than it could before.

Keep on the lookout for changes. It's going to be exciting!