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"My Whisky" topic

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:17 am

I've been adding whisky to the "My Whisky" list and at the bottom of the list is a link to a topic called "My Whisky" which does not as yet exist.

I suspect the difficulty is trying to figure out how to allow forummers to add legitimate whiskies to the database without corrupting it. I would propose that a set criteria be put in place, which will be vetted before the whisky is allowed onto the database. A form could be developed, similar to that used in the Live tasting notes where the person logs in, fills in the set fields and hits "Post". The form is already in the website and only needs to be vetted by another set of eyes to winnow out the pranksters.

This would allow us to fill in the gaps in our collections and WM to get a truer picture of what is being purchased in the markets worldwide. Something which advertisers would be interested, I am sure.


Musky

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Re: "My Whisky" topic

Postby Matt2 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:25 pm

Good points and all valid. It is a problem that needs sorting out but no answers yet.

The idea of promoting members was in the mix sometime ago, but from experience even the most established and trusted members will at some point turn on the forum and attempt to destory or disrupt it.

And anyone contributing in that way should really get paid, everyone else does so it would seem unfair to expect members to give their time for free to build WMs database.

It's got to be along the lines of Muskys idea, a form submission that can be approved by Rob and quickly dumped into the office database system. But approving and checking takes about as long as researching and entering the data in the first place. And we can never risk dirty, wrong or intentionally bad data going on the system....

And the truth is that maybe sites like Whiskybase are in a better position to do that type of global database, that's all they do so it's not extra work on their plate.

Hmmm... we will see what happens in the future with it.. but as you know at the moment nothing is happening at all with data or updates :oops:

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Re: "My Whisky" topic

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:14 pm

WM Forumites and collectors of fine whiskies:I just tried the "My Whisky" feature again, on a whim - and it works, beautifully! Once you've found the whisky in the database, just enter the quantities, a comment if needbe and hit the arrows to the right. Your whisky and notation are immediately saved to your list.

Pretty neat. Now I've gotta do an inventory and update, update, update! Way to go WM!

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Re: "My Whisky" topic

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:00 pm

Willie:
Yeah, but it's a challenge to see what you can put on the database! Like whisky collecting, the joy is in the hunt.
Musky


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