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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Order of names Reply with quote

I know we've tried to keep to as much as an alphabetical order as possible, putting all the CWGC burials first, then the non-CWGC burials followed by 'others', but I've come across a wee bit of a problem.

I was beginning to sort out the photos etc for the Western Necropolis and I had forgotten that a good few of the stones there (CWGC ones), have four or five names on them. Not all these graves are listed on CWGC as being shared graves, but this is an obvious detail that anyone looking for one of these individuals would see immediately.

This would mean that the same photo would be duplicated up to five times for each of the different names but I don't suppose on the grand scale of things, that it would matter too much. There's 483 CWGC listed burials and probably hundreds more others so a few duplicates here and there wouldn't do any harm.

I would have liked to be able to somehow cross reference each of them but as Spoons mentioned a wee while ago, there's doesn't seem to be a way of pinpointing one specific message, just the whole thread - or is there? Like all the posts by Anne on the SWM, I think it's better for each to have their own separate message.

I doubt that there's any connection other than the sharing of a grave to link them but nevertheless, they're all just as important and I'd hate to think the fifth name on the stone was classed as being of any less importance as the one which just happens to be first.

It'll be a wee while till I get started on the West Nec. so I'd appreciate everyone's thoughts on the best fit solution.

Anne
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spoons



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I never really gave it much thought but what I've been doing is just posting each gravestone once (with additional close-up photos if necessary). If there are 2, or in one case 3, names listed, then I just put whatever detail I have (CWGC, Armed Forces Memorial etc) about all those listed in the same 'reply' to the post.

If a researcher was looking for a particular name, I think they would either use the search facility or just browse down the cemetery listing. In either case they would find the name.

I would still like to be able to identify an individual reply in a URL though. As Anne says, I can find it when the post is first made, but not any time later. Annoying.

\Paul
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