User talk:Awmagnuson

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Initialized discussion page --AWM 08:35, December 13, 2007 (EST)

Google Gadget

Great little do-dad you have there! Does it pop up a different merit badge every day at random? Is there a step-by-step process to add it for those of us not as web-savvy?

Also, you guys seem to have a LOT going on with your troop. Have you submitted the Merit Badge info to EagleForumFan 04:54, December 14, 2007 (EST)


Thanks for responding!

Each day it will pop up a different merit badge -- cycles through them in alphabetical order.

What documentation I've written is at

If you want to add the index to a webpage, hit the "Embed this gadget" button just below "Merit Badge Index". This will take you to a configuration page at that will

  1.  Let you set user preferences:
      On, "local_resource" is set to 
      This adds information about Worthington area MB events
      to the index.  If you enter the URL to worth_mb_v01.xml
      into the configuration panel, the index will refresh
      and you'll see the local information.
  2.  "Get the code":
      At the bottom of the configuration page, there's a button
      labeled "Get the Code".  This generates a bit of 
      HTML/Javascript that you would add to a webpage on your 
      troop website.  You can also add it to your google 
      homepage or dashboard.  

I tried adding the live gadget to a Wiki page, but javascript doesn't seem to be enabled.

> > Have you submitted the Merit Badge info to

I'm not sure what you mean by this. I've only been lurking on until the past day or so. Before I publicize this widely, I need to make sure that the admins are okay with the index gadget linking the merit badge images from -- it uses their bandwidth and intellectual property. I'm not expecting a problem, but it's always good manners to ask and they might suggest some changes.

> > Also, you guys seem to have a LOT going on with your troop.

Our district includes 5 suburbs of Columbus, OH. I was asked to do by Worthington's Assistant District Commissioner to help promote District and Community events. I started adding additional articles and features to draw people in so that they would look at the event information. The site has gotten gloriously out of hand, but I'm having fun with it.

Thanks for your help!

--AWM 10:00, December 14, 2007 (EST)

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