"Wwwweeeeelllll ... if the "BPL Community" had put enough effort into the WIKI to keep it alive then we'd have such a place. But we didn't."
A bit of blaming the victims, perhaps?
BTW, when the WIKI started, I couldn't get into it, put time into making inquiries (have you ever tried to contact BPL on this site?-reminds me of the IT people at work), and got no comprehensible or workable answer.
Jeremy, now I think I know what you meant by 'basic flat seam,' but still not sure, because what you describe would be anything but flat, unless you rolled it over at stitched it down. But that probably makes no sense to most readers, either; which is why we need a simple standard reference.
I've put diagrams up before, but a few months later have seen the same confusion repeated on new threads. When I get time, I'll do up a set of diagrams with their common names, put it in a small jpeg form, and just keep posting it until rockets start coming into the back yard. In the meantime, it's hiking season, and getting out there is priority one. The bugs are just starting up and should peak in a few weeks, but I'd rather spend indoor time during bug peak modding a tent down to lighter weight to use this summer.