Becoming an Urban Detective: add a text comment to an existing site
Find a site
First, make sure you are registered as an Urban Detective on the Scotland's Urban Past website.
Log in using your username and password.
Find the site you want to add text to; this can be by keyword, but a map search is often easier as buildings or sites may be known by different names. To do this, click on the Urban Detectives tab, and then to Find a site:
Using the map
Zoom in to the map by using the map controls on the left, or the wheel on your mouse.
You can pan on the map by holding down your left mouse button and dragging the map to your desired location. If you are actually at the location you wish to add text to, and are using a hand-held device, you can click on My Current Location to take you to the spot on the map.
Once you find the site you are looking for, click on its map pin. A ‘speech bubble’ with further details will display. Click on the words Site record in the speech bubble to take you to the full record, as illustrated below.
Enter your own text
Scroll to the bottom of the site record.
If you are the first person to add a comment, the Text and comments box will say Be the first to share a story about this place. Otherwise, it will say Share a story about this place.
Enter a title for your comment, and then your text. Once you are satisfied with your entry, you can click Save.
Editing your comment
If you want to edit your comment later on, or add more information, click on Welcome at the top right of the Scotland's Urban Past website while logged in, then click on My contributions, then My comments, stories and text.
A list of your text contributions will appear. Simply click the Edit button to to edit your text, and Save when you are satisfied with your edits.