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Adding a Tip

One of the most popular features of the classic EMRR site was its list of rocketry tips. Most of the Featured Tips from the classic site have been imported into RocketReviews.com in the Rocketry Tips and Tricks section. In addition to browsing tips entered by others, you can post articles describing your own ideas.

To submit a tip, you must first be a registered member of RocketReviews.com. We’ve tried to make the registration process quick and easy. To register, please visit the Create an Account page.

Enter your name, email address, and the password you wish to use. Please use your real name in First Last format (for example, “Roger Smith”). Your email address will be used to login to RocketReviews.com and to send you brief messages directly associated with your access to RocketReviews.com. It will not be used to send you advertisements and will not be displayed on the web site to

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Documenting a Build at RocketReviews.com

At RocketReviews.com, you can create a “Build” to document your progress building a kit or completing another kind of rocketry project. A Build is a journal, similar to a blog or a “Build Thread” in one of the rocketry forums.

As you work on the project, you can add entries to the build to describe your progress. You can include photos in the entries and attach files, such as Rocksim designs or fin templates, to the build.

You can also embed entries from your build in posts in a rocketry forum. RocketReviews.com will display the “BBCode” you can use to include the entry in a forum post.

Creating a Build

To begin a build, select the Submit a New Build link from the Builds page.

The form for creating a new build is displayed. Enter a title for the Build in the Title field. The title can be the name of the kit or scratch-built

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Using the WYSIWYG Editor

When entering blocks of textual information into RocketReviews.com, a “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) editor is displayed. The WYSIWYG editor works much like a miniature word processor, allowing you to enter and format text.

Tool Buttons

A row of tool buttons are displayed at the top of the editor. The illustration above shows all of the buttons which may be available. Some text fields will display an editor with a less buttons than the one shown above.

When the editor is displayed in a RocketReviews.com web page, you can hover your mouse pointer over a tool button and a brief description of the button will be displayed. For example, hovering your mouse pointer over the “scissors” icon will cause a small window to be displayed saying “Cut.”

If you’ve used a word processor before, must of the buttons will be familiar and will probably work the way you expect.

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