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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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Revising Your Reviews

When you are logged into RocketReviews.com you can click “My Reviews” in the “My Stuff” block to see a list of your reviews and the status of each of the reviews. The Status values are:

DRAFT – You are still working on the review SUBMITTED – You have submitted the review to the editors RETURNED – The editors have returned the review to you to be updated PUBLISHED – The review has been published

Once your review has been published, it is viewable by all visitors to RocketReviews.com.

You have the option of revising a published review to correct mistakes, add images, or update information in the review.

To update a review that you created, display the review by selecting it in the “My Reviews” list or by browsing or searching the site’s reviews. At the bottom of the review page, you’ll see an “Edit This Review” link.

Click the link to revise the

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Add an Event to the Event Calendar

The RocketReviews.com Event Calendar feature displays calendars of past historical events and upcoming rocketry events. It also allows visitors to find launches and clubs in their local area.

If you are a member of a club that is sponsoring launches, you can help others find out about your launches by adding them to the Event Calendar.

To add an event to the calendar, 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

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Submitting A Review to RocketReviews.com

Reviews are, of course, the heart of RocketReviews.com. Currently the site features more than 4000 kit and product reviews submitted by visitors to the site. You can support the site, and the rocketry community in general, by submitting reviews of kits you’ve built and rocketry-related products you have used.

While most of the reviews on RocketReviews.com are of rocket kits, reviews can be done of any product of interest to rocketry hobbyists. You can review new products, products that have been on the market for some time, and even “Out-of-Production”) (“OOP”) products that are no longer being manufactured. We also accept reviews of your own scratch-built rockets.

To submit a review, 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

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