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  1. Peter

    Peter Active Member

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    Suggested Terms (not Topics. Entries requiring more than a simple definition should be placed in the Collaborative Articles section.) Pictures are always helpful (be sure to credit the source). "See also this website for more information." is handy also. Make the definition your own; do not plagiarize. While quoting from wikipedia.com or similar is frowned upon, we realize that sometimes it is the best or only source. If you do copy from another page, use /QUOTE tags, (like {quote}quoted text{/quote}, Replace all braces {} with brackets [].), and post the URL of the site.
    To define a term, just click the term in red below. Clicking on a word or phrase that has a yellow dotted underline, like LEKO, will take you to an article that already exists for viewing and editing.
    Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to add to this list also. Come across a term you think should be included? Just edit this page, and put the term inside {wiki}tags{/wiki}. Replace all braces {} with brackets [].
    Someone will get around to it eventually.
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    Lighting & Electrics:
    focus
    color
    beam
    group
    bone out followspot term
    boneyard
    cordset
    flash
    flicker
    Molex
    rectifier
    static
    Symbol Key aka "Instrument Label Legend"
    tail
    transistor
    Snot Tape

    Audio:
    consumable (noun)
    expendable (noun)


    Video & A/V:
    projection
    raster
    rollcart
    screen gain
    screen resolution
    ScreenPro
    unity


    Facility:


    Scenic/Carpentry/Rigging:
    hard hat
    bump cap
    ceiling plate
    chuck
    daggerboard
    drill
    drill bit
    drill driver
    drill motor
    facing
    fascia
    Fiberglas (™)
    fiberglass
    frieze
    French Trap
    guide knife
    pawl
    pile
    polystyrene
    pre-rig
    Propmaster
    Propmistress
    ratchet
    spindle
    SPRAT
    stiffener
    Surform
    upholstery
    VSR
    wooden nickel


    Scene Painting:
    catalyst (Also: Lighting: a popular DMX-controlled, Mac OS-based, media server, sold and marketed by HES until they introduced their own: Axon.)
    hardener
    lacquer
    mineral oil
    naphtha


    Costumes/Wardrobe:
    cording
    gather
    garter
    grosgrain
    Merrow
    pin
    placket
    quilting
    running stitch
    topstitch


    Hair & Makeup:
    barrette
    fall
    hair clip
    hair pin
    toupee clip


    Stage Management & Directing:
    Assistant
    Associate
    Company Manager
    Deputy
    grievance
    interlude
    interval
    go-see
    Line captain
    look-see
    on-the-bounce
    prevailing rate
    staging
    Technical Director
    walk-out
    chorus
    verse
    bridge
    breakdown
    tacet
    sustain
    ride-out
    trashcan
     
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  2. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    there you go gaff, i fixed all your terms up so there now all linked
    go people apply your knowledge and help others
     
  3. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    So is the trick to making the link just adding the asterisk and Brackets?
     
  4. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    *[ [ yourarticlehere] ]

    remove the spaces
    that's it

    p.s i fixed all but one of your links, you have a go at doing it
     
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  5. philhaney

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    Re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    I added barn door, cookie, cukaloris, and kukaloris, and updated the entry for Volts.
     
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    Yup. A film guy or gal would call that a cookie.
     
  7. philhaney

    philhaney CBMod CB Mods

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    Added an entry for Achromatic.

    Will get to dichroic (filter) when I can...
     
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    Sorry. :( didn't realize an entry for dichroic was already there.

    Added an entry for buck/boost.
     
  9. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    Thank you [user]philhaney[/user], for your recent contributions. :clap:

    Now who else wants to play? Perhaps someone who feels he/she cannot contribute to CB monetarily, but wants to contribute in another way?
     
  10. lieperjp

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    I nominate all these for removal from the list. I have gone through and double-asterisked them (**) in the original article. If there is a second...

    TD
    Rosco
    Lighting Supervisor
    Crescent Wrench
    Dimmer
    Circuit
    Channel
    Gaseous Discharge
    Fluorescence
    Proscenium
    Black Box Theatre
    Thrust
    House
    Electric
    Curtains
    Floor Pocket
    Batten
    Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight
    LEKO
    Fresnel
    Props
    Dead Hung

    Edit: Could we create a re-direct article that takes Black Box to Black Box theatre? Nobody types Theatre, so just having Black Box will link up. Same for C-Wrench to Crescent Wrench, S4 to Source Four, ME to Master Electrician, and Marley to Marley Floor?

    In the spirit of linking acronyms to full terms, then put the info for TD into Technical Director and then redirect TD to the new wiki entry?
     
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  11. philhaney

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    With all due respect, why?

    I can easily see people not knowing what these terms mean and looking to our glossary for the answer.

    I've been involved with theatre (or theater) for 24 years now, and to this day a lay person will ask me where to plug someting in on our stage at church, and when I tell them a floor pocket they look up at me (in the booth) and say, "What's a floor pocket?"
     
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    For clarification: I nominate them for removal from the "needs to be added to" list. Or at least, that's what I thought this sentence was asking:

    :legalstuff:
     
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    Oh, sorry. I thought you ment removal from the glossary. :(
     
  14. lieperjp

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    No! They're full of great info. I just think that, well, most of them are now good enough not to be on "the list"

    By the way, Phil, you may want to look, I think a couple of your entries are missing. :(
     
  15. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Re: a _Please Help the Glossary!

    The following was removed from the primary "Please Help" page, and is being placed here for posterity.

     
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    To add a term so that clicking on it will automatically create a new article, use the wiki tags. Example: wiki *term* /wiki (with brackets, of course.) If the article exists already, the link will be yellow; and if there is no article it will turn up red. Red links will automatically create a new article when clicked on.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Above removed from Please Help, as I think it's going a little too far.

    Yes, the average user CAN create automatic redirects (I did it with S4 as a test), but I'm not sure it's a good idea.
    1. The more terms we have in the wiki, the more "false yellows" (party becomes PARty) we are going to get. Notice that PAR is not listed, but re-directs to P.A.R., which I think was a (failed) effort to minimize the false yellows.
    2. How far do we take this? Our industry is full of acronyms; we had a list going at one point--I don't remember where, ah, here, and http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/glossary/8492-tlas.html. Do we link EVERY acronym to an entry for the full name? I like our current method of listing the acronym and then defining the full term by underlining where the letters come from.
    3. I'm afraid of re-directs, as I can't find a list of them. Perhaps they're only visible to the site mechanics, or [user]dvsDave[/user]?
     
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  18. lieperjp

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    Personally, I think that if there is a common acronym for something that is often used or a shorter form of an obscure topic (marley, for instance) that people probably don't know about - especially beginners, we should have a link. Alright, perhaps S4 is a bit too far. But something like RTA? I had no clue what that was, so I had to google it. Googling acronyms isn't the greatest. And I still have to create an entry... I mean, doing this will make the glossary much more user friendly to the average user. While the sometimes excessive yellow links can get annoying to older users, it's about education, isn't it? The automatic linking is a great tool for new members, especially those who don't know how to use the glossary yet.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand the wisdom of redirecting "Marley" to "Marley Floor." The good aspect of the wiki is the flagging of TLAs in posts. If someone writes "...take the RTA," which they're much more likely to do than "...take the Rapid Transit Authority" (I just sort of helped your case, didn't I?), it will be flagged in yellow, so anyone who doesn't know can simply click on the link. (I don't think this works for multi-word phrases.)
    Similarly, meandering through the glossary listing allows one to click on the TLA to find the actual origin. I'm certainly willing to go along with whatever the majority, or Dave, whichever is greater, decide. Does anyone else have any strong opinions on this topic?
     
  20. cdub260

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    Unfortunately, I can't post my acronyms for the words FUN and SOAP without violating certain language policies.:twisted:
     

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