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    Ah I see, slightly crossed wires there! I hadn't really thought much before about the HQ groupings, as most of my research has been using SubBrit where they are all listed by County.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattc View Post
    Ah I see, slightly crossed wires there! I hadn't really thought much before about the HQ groupings, as most of my research has been using SubBrit where they are all listed by County.
    Does make you wonder if anyone actually knows what posts were attributed to what group HQ, as that information doesn't seem to appear on Subbrits website anywhere, or anywhere else on the net that I can find.

    It might be easier to do it by county, as thats the easiest information to obtain.
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    Hahah I can see this one running forever.

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    I think it's kind of impossible to use the 29 'groups' as the info is not included on SubBrit and as you point out, it's open to interpretation! Would be tidy if you could use them though, as 29 is a nice number of groupings, but traditionally people have generally used the county so probably best to stick to that. The drop-down is a great idea, but maybe too much complication compared to the potential benefit?
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    Possibly.

    I'll have a think about it.

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    I think the things that's confusing is the use of the word 'group'

    When I see that word used in relation to an ROC post, I think of it as being the group HQ that that post was attributed to, and not the county. but obviously the word can also be used to describe the county the post is in, afterall it's still a grouping, just a different one!

    edit: Yes I agree, much easier to list by county, but the drop down list would be huge so maybe easier to leave it as is and let people type it in. You could put a bit of guidence in the FAQ at the top to make sure people put the right thing, as I would have probably tryed to work out what group HQ the post is part of, and not neccessarily put the county. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac View Post
    I think the things that's confusing is the use of the word 'group'

    You could put a bit of guidence in the FAQ at the top to make sure people put the right thing, as I would have probably tryed to work out what group HQ the post is part of, and not neccessarily put the county. :D
    You are of course right that in ROC terms 'group' really means which of the 29 HQs they reported to. It seems that over on 'the other forum' group got used to mean county and it's kind of stuck.

    Anyway, I've clarified it in the first post as suggested.

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    In an ideal world I would prefer to keep them organised in the same way they were when opened, but that information doesn't seem to be easy to access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattc View Post
    I expected that ;) but I did discuss it with Krela first! I wouldn't be so brazen to tell you lot what to do on a second post otherwise :)


    Ref comment above about hierarchy: it does make sense from a strict logic point of view, but I think generally people are more interested in specific posts than groups so having that as the primary field works best. On the occasion you do want to view a whole group the search will work effectively.
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    Yes I asked him to write this, so don't jump the gun :)

    When you guys have decided how to do the naming I'll make it official.

    Shepy your suggestion is a good one... assuming people manage to keep the spelling and format of the group name consistent.

    If this forum gets very busy I may give it it's own moderator to keep things shipshape.
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    Does a list actually exist of what post belongs to what proper group.

    I.E. can I easily find out which ROC posts were covered by group 12 (bristol)?

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