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Post by Pinkbear on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:37 am

I think we need a database of which rescues, or branches of rescues, are represented by RHU members - along the lines of the existing one but headed by rescue name. I agree it's easy to look up a particular member's details, but folks don't know where to go for specific help with a species of animal they find themselves having to sort but don't know much about and may not know which member to approach - hence loads of "I need rescue back up for a *****" posts.

I often spot cases were I could have helped or advised on and solved very easily but because I don't have time to trawel through every post, I miss them until much later. We also have several members all from the same rescue and I'm sure they recieve duplicate PM appeals and it clogs up the system.

I think this would also help moderators who are having to post on threads or redirect a lot of appeals for help based on their personal knowledge of particular members specialist areas.
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Post by LianneC on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:54 am

I agree, with time on this forum im slowly getting to know which members represent which rescue but it hurts my brain! lol

Im sure Julie can advise on this...even a stikky with rescues in alphabetical order and members names uderneath who represent that rescue.

Maybe its already here somewhere though and ive missed it, wouldnt be the 1st time ROFL
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:57 am

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Let me get my head around the forum first lolllllllllllllllllllll

Double vision springs to mind..........................multi taksing is a breeze NOT !!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by K9Karma on Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:31 am


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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:43 am

thanks Jo

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Post by Pinkbear on Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:44 am

Thanks for the direction but this database isn't exactly what I meant.

For instance, there's a listing for a person called ela-chesterfield-cats... Well, it's probably only me who knows that this lady is co-ordinator of Chesterfield Cats Protection. She can pull all kinds of strings. Laughing

I also see folks who represent the same rescue so in effect one rescue has multiple listings. And as some member names don't enclude the rescue, in gives us no clues and who they really are. Would it not be better to list rescues by name, then RHU members who represent it? For example...

Cats Protection (Canterbury) - Pinkbear, joe blogs, mickey mouse, etc. - cats.

Just a suggestion...
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Post by Jod on Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:21 am

I think that's a great idea Julie. The Rescue policies thread is good but not really the same as a database and takes longer to search through. Having a proper database should save time in the long run and it would mean newer members could help easier just by looking up the Rescue contact needed.

If no-one has time to put a database together I don't mind havin a bash at it!
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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:55 am

gdpost It's a really good idea. Very Happy Jo, if you don't mind having a go that's great and I can also lend a helping hand here too. Smile thumb

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:58 am

I think its a good idea and could be very usefull thumb

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:48 am

I will help if you need me to - have spare time.

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Post by Jod on Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:29 am

Great! Smile Ok, I think we will need the following info:

- Rescue name
- Location (town, county)
- Type of animal they rescue
- (If applicable) Breed category (i.e. 'All breed' or specific breed name)
- Usernames of members representing the Rescue (and if poss the URL of their member profile)
- Website address
- Phone no. (?)

Anything else anyone can think of?

Also, in the long run it might be good to have a 'First point of contact' person for each Rescue and a link to each Rescues posts regarding policies etc., but we could add this once the basic data is ready.

I have put a basic spreadsheet at the link below. If this looks ok for everyone and you guys are ok using that, we can start adding details on there, then when all the info is on I will compile it into one big list and get it online.

Rescues_database.xls

If you guys (Vicky and Jenny) want to get started perhaps one person could do a list of the breed-specific Rescues and the other person do the all breed Rescues? Or we can split the work a bit more if anyone else wants to do a bit. Whatever anyone would like to do is fine Smile

Does that sound like a good plan?
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Post by Jod on Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:31 am

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Post by Flying_Solo on Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:46 am

this is a great idea, i did set up a thread ages ago about a list of rescues only got one reply!

where am i sending the rescue info to?
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Post by Jod on Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:55 am

You can send it to me Sophie Smile Then I will compile a big list and put it online
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Post by Jod on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:13 am

Probably would help if I gave you an email address too!

Send to - jo [at] savethestrays.co.uk

Cheers!
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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:02 am

thanks Jo, sounds great! Very Happy 4

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:21 am

Jo, have PMd you. Wink

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