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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 13, 2003 4:08 PM
I love the site. I do have a sugestion though. Would it be possible to include in the reference section where someone could type in a topic, such as "weathering" or "painting with metals" and it would give a list of which editions to go to? I have over 100 copies of FSM and trying to find a specific subject takes a long time.

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Posted by David Voss on Thursday, February 13, 2003 4:59 PM
That's a good suggestion. I'm assuming you meant the Back Issue section when you said reference section? That would be a good spot to put in a search box - making it clear that a search can be done for keywords on the back issues.

In the meantime, if you use the Search that is on the site, it does in effect the same thing. If you were to type in "weathering", here's what you would get:
http://www.finescale.com/fsm/search/default.asp?mode=search&search=weathering
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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 13, 2003 6:44 PM
I may not have made myself clear. I am presently working on a model of a F-4E. If I wanted to model a specific area, such as Vietnam and wanted to know what kind of AIM-9's were used in 1972. I would type "AIM-9 Sidewinder" into the key word block. The results would then read "November 2001". I could then go to that issue and get the information I needed. Other topics might have to mention several issues as the same topic would be covered at different times. This way it would direct you to the month/year that topic appeared in FSM.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 14, 2003 3:22 AM
A few years ago I also ran into your same problem of not remembering what issue of FSM contained a specific article. Old age creeping up, I guess. I had a program on the computer called Access, made by Microsoft, and using it built up a data base of articles, reviews, and anything else I was interested in from my collection of FSMs. Granted, this took some time, and I experienced some frustration in developing what I wanted, but I now can do searches of my "library" of FSM from the first edition to current and get the month, year, and page of the article. With every new edition, I add to the data base. If you wish any additional info, don't hesitate to e-mail me.
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Posted by David Voss on Friday, February 14, 2003 9:28 AM
Maybe we're talking about the same thing?

When you referred to "the reference sectiion" - which area of the site do you mean? Can you copy the url of the page and post it here?
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Posted by berny13 on Friday, February 14, 2003 12:00 PM
Actually it is the Magazine Index. You could put it in that section. Just a suggestion.

Berny

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Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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