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View Poll Results: Do you like the idea of Names database
Yes, it may help to rebuild broken groups. 16 76.19%
No, this causes chaos and the chances for a match are too slim. 2 9.52%
This idea is crazy! Visit Your psychiatrist!! 3 14.29%
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Another crazy idea of mine - names database

I have been going through my paper items collection and found the thing I tought I got rid of long time ago - spare medal ID's, filled with names, but by no chance belonging to one person.
So, there is a lot of such things around the world. While numbered awards can be sometimes matched with order booklets (with S/N database here for example), the unnambered awards cannot. What I mean is that You can have an order boklet for one guy, while some of his medal booklets are in the other country, others still in the former USSR - and It is unlikely that You will be ever able to find them. My idea is to increase this probability by craeting a sort of a name database.
Not neccesarily the way S/N database works, but just in a separate thread in this forum.
My idea is:
1.A thread is created
2.Everyone posts just 1 post in this thread where he/she gives the list of the names of recipents or eg. booklet's owners in transscription (some unified rules would be a good idea) and cyrilic writing, with a remark like "medal booklet", "ID" "Photo" or "other documents"
2.The post can be edited later to add latest aquisitions.
3.If anyone is looking for someone in particular, he/she just uses the search device to check wether that person was listed by someone or just scans through the posts.

I know that this idea may sound crazy, but it may rely help to rebuild once-broken groups.
I would gladly see any opinions.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
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OK, I see that some of You vote, but no opinions? Anybody?

btw. this 18,18% scares me....
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Sure, why not? Members post all kinds of things here that go nowhere. If a little posted information helps to bring one broken group together, it would be worth it. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.
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Your use of the passive voice bullet "1.A thread is created" doesn't identify anyone.

It's pretty easy to suggest someone else (like Art?) do something.

I agree it's a great ideal, but will you be doing all the work?
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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Boy, if I had only won the mega-millions lottery..I'd quit work and put this on my top ten list of things to do :)

Seriously, sounds like a fun idea..I don't think I'd want to allocate forum resources to something of this magnitude though. This almost certainly would require having a website in itself built around it.

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:14 AM   #6
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Your use of the passive voice bullet "1.A thread is created" doesn't identify anyone.

It's pretty easy to suggest someone else (like Art?) do something.

I agree it's a great ideal, but will you be doing all the work?
Hey, creating a thread does not surpass my capabilities. I could do it. The thing is just that:
1.I am no moderator (no, this is not a request for promotion);
2.I know the english transcription, but I still have a tendency to mix up english and polish transcription, so I am possibly not a good person to set any rules here.

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Boy, if I had only won the mega-millions lottery..I'd quit work and put this on my top ten list of things to do :)

Seriously, sounds like a fun idea..I don't think I'd want to allocate forum resources to something of this magnitude though. This almost certainly would require having a website in itself built around it.

Art
I see the point.
Well, perhaps I have to think of creating a website for this.
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