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jonheyworth
6th July 2021, 18:09
Is anyone actually interested in these entries ? Or is it now a case of operating in a vacuum where it's outlived it's sell by date ? I'm curious

Cheers

Jon

jonheyworth
8th July 2021, 08:20
I'll take that as a general no then ?

Apart from the usual few suspects, no one seems to be looking at the project of late and no one seems to be adding any entries at all. It seems a little silly to talk and write to one's self in public in effect. I can understand that data is now very hard to come by, but when something caused me to notice again the many poorly accounted RCAF entries in Canada, anyone could have looked those up off Ancestry.com and entered them on here for example.

I'll finish off the page of notes I have prepared as I've already done the work, but then I'll cease to add any more entries after that if there is little or no interest in this project anymore.

There's no petulance involved, but it does look and feel a bit daft now to me, to be talking to myself as the only person at a party !

Jon

Andy Marden
9th July 2021, 19:43
Jon,
I always browse through them, but it's outside my area of direct interest, so there is little chance of me being able to add anything. I suspect the same applies to the vast majority of forum members.
You could say the same about almost any thread - relatively few people will be able to have any input.
I suspect though that we would all like to see this important work brought as close to conclusion as possible. If you stop and leave it to a future researcher to take it forward, so be it. You should be proud of what you have done.
Andy

AndyBaldEagle
20th July 2021, 20:15
Jon
I read the updates most days, as I have found it very interesting to see causes of death and where. I know that sounds a bit morbid, but I think it shows that servicemen and women were not just dying due to war activity.
Kind Regards
Andy

paulmcmillan
21st July 2021, 10:27
Jon yes I look at the updates every few days please continue - I add when I feel I have something to contribute - Well done for your efforts so far and for future researchers your efforts will be thanked! Paul

morsegarrett
2nd August 2021, 19:28
I think anyone can search those data from Ancestry.com and import them

dennis_burke
3rd August 2021, 19:08
HI Jon

your updates are vital as they are in a format that gets picked up by the casualty search engine, I used to be a prolific poster on this project but life and kids got in the way.

Keep at it, it all gets sucked up by the database search function which is the final point of it.

I was always in the habit of posting updates to the original thread so that casual searchers or readers would find the posts and add them to the context. Your long thread of updates doesn't lend itself to reading in itself as its missing the context of the daily thread.

But keep at it.

Jagan
4th August 2021, 00:40
I was always in the habit of posting updates to the original thread so that casual searchers or readers would find the posts and add them to the context. Your long thread of updates doesn't lend itself to reading in itself as its missing the context of the daily thread. .

This is being addressed . not many would notice but the Unaccounted thread by Jon had had over 2000 posts by him. The posts are being moved to the "Daily threads" in the background.. at the same time the data is being processed into the database.

Don Clark
4th August 2021, 03:12
Jon,
I'd like to add my support for you continuing with your Unaccounted posts.

While daily post reads may well be low or nil, as Jagan, Dennis and others have remarked, overall you are contributing valuable data for future ref/lookups of the gone yet not forgotten.

Like Jeff Jefford has said, of his own wonderfully useful RAF Squadrons compendium: "for reference, not for reading"!

And as my old mate Abbie said many a time over years past: "Keep er goin Bor!"

Ah, Abbie, old lad: East Anglian to the last and remembered still. LAC LW "Abbie" Abbs RAF 1920-2014.

wwrsimon
4th August 2021, 11:42
Jon

Definitely keep them coming, please!

I've found a few of my unaccounted local airmen in your posts, so thank you for your efforts.

Regards

Simon