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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Churches sections Reply with quote

We have other places of worship other than churches in our Churches section. I propose we amend them to Places of Worship. Any other suggestions?

Perhaps we should change Schools to Educational Establishments so we can include colleges and universities.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good to me, I'm open to suggestions that make it easier to locate memorials in the correct area.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Churches sections Reply with quote

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We have other places of worship other than churches in our Churches section. I propose we amend them to Places of Worship. Any other suggestions?

Perhaps we should change Schools to Educational Establishments so we can include colleges and universities.



We should stick with Church, Kirk or Chapel, etc which covers the prevelant faiths of the time. Places of Worship is far too broad and ambigious.

Likewises for schools. Seperation would be far better than lumping them all together.
Every parish had at least one, sometimes two, schools.

Why not Schools with College / Universtity as seperate titles?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we need to be broader in our scope - we have memorials from different denominations and I would prefer a term which is more inclusive.

You mention prevalent faiths "of the time", but we're not restrictive to one time - do you mean the First World War? We have memorials from before then and going right up to date, so we need to look beyond what was the norm for that period.

I'm also not in favour of splitting universities/colleges from schools - there are enough categories on here and I don't want to add any further.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had synagogues in mind when I posted above. We don't have many but we do have some. They should be in the same section as churches rather than other so I felt places of worship would be appropriate. It would also cover former churches which have now been taken over by other faiths.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A final decision won't be made until we see what the general opinion is.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They should be in the same section as churches rather than other so I felt places of worship would be appropriate. It would also cover former churches which have now been taken over by other faiths.


I agree, but why not leave it a Churches ( or Places of Worship) and Schools?
If the job is to be done right I think there should be a section for each educational type ie. School, College, Universtity, etc. Lumping them all together is hardly narrowing down the search field. In most of rural Scotland all that ever exists will be a school.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps leave the main headings as is and use the secondary heading to expand/include the other suggestions. At the moment we have under Church Memorials:

Memorials to church congregations. Please post memorials to individuals in Individual Memorials Section

Perhaps the subtitle could be altered to reflect the diversity of faiths, e.g.

Memorials in places of worship. Please post memorials to individuals in Individual Memorials Section

For Schools, we could have subtitles such as:

Memorials in schools, colleges and universities, or

Memorials in educational establishments - schools, colleges and universities

I think that the headings we have been using are simple but clear, and that a better use of the sub-headings would help out with Adam's proposal.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good suggestion Stuart, thanks. I'll have a think about that.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Stuarts suggestion.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree with Stuart.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heading as currrent and expanded sub-heading has my vote too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd agree with leaving headings as currently but making descriptions more detailed if desired.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also agree with Stuart.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now amended the wording in the sub-heading to this:

Memorials in places of worship to the adherents of that place. Other memorials e.g. regimental colours, or memorials to individuals should be recorded in the appropriate section

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