Talk:Devil's Dyke, Sussex
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Request for expansion
Please expand all sections, in particular, the geography, and geological history. Another section is required on modern transport links, to accompany the existing section on Victorian transport.
Thanks, Blind designer 23:34, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Request for External link.
My name is Richard Shaw. I have lived in Brighton all my life and have always been interested in the local history. The Devil’s Dyke has always held a fascination for me and during the summer of 2006 I decided to set to work and research the place as thoroughly as possible with a view to committing my findings to a video recording. Many a long hour was spent in the local libraries poring over old books and maps and when I reckoned that I had learned as much as I could I began making forays to the Dyke armed with various cameras and microphones. I soon learned that to get a decent result you had to work very much within windows of opportunity. The main things you need are good light i.e. sunshine, and a lack of wind. Wind plays absolute havoc with sound quality, and calm days at the Dyke are quite rare!. Good flying conditions were also required for the airborne camera which was carried aloft by a large remote controlled airplane. After about three months of shooting I was ready to edit the footage which covered all aspects of the Dyke including the Funicular Railway, the Aerial Cableway, the Dyke Railway, the Observatory / Camera Obscura, the Legend, the flora and fauna, etc. With some fairly aggressive editing I managed to get the video down to about 45 mins and then made a DVD master copy. I then set up a website to make the DVD available to anybody that wanted a copy. It would be beneficial to me to have an External Link from the Wikipedia Devil’s Dyke page to my site.
I do have to declare a Conflict of Interest here because obviously the DVDs are not free and the site could be classed as a commercial site. It’s hardly big business though. The investment in cameras, video editing equipment, etc was quite substantial. I may even one day break even!
Yes, a link from the Wikipedia Devil’s Dyke page would be great, and it’s only my opinion, but I think that it would be a very good resource and useful addition to the page. Richard Shaw. Wikrick (talk) 18:08, 16 June 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikrick (talk • contribs) 18:06, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
- Hi Richard, I'm replying here to be sure you stand a chance of seeing the reply (since your (?) recent query on my talk page came from an anonymous IP address, so I can't be sure you'll read the Wikrick talk page.)
- In short, your site isn't loading at the moment, so until you can get the web service stabilised, the link would just be vulnerable to being removed anyway, because there are people (who may have no interest in the validity of the link being discussed here) who run semi-automated robots which will remove dead links as housekeeping. – Kieran T (talk) 13:21, 3 July 2008 (UTC)