War Diaries Talk

Where has the 'Reference' tag gone to, on the Diary sheet?

  • brecon_beacons by brecon_beacons

    I used to use this a lot to record free text. Has it gone for good?


  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator in response to brecon beacons's comment.

    We aren't sure - same answer as the "Other Unit" tag - see here http://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/boards/BWD0000009/discussions/DWD00008qh

    However, though it might seem a good idea to use the tag to record free text, this isn't what it for . It's supposed to be for recording the existence of additional documentation in the Appendices - e.g. orders or reports. So if you use it to record something else then it won't match the tags others have made and it will simply be discarded when the comparisons are made between tags. Sorry....


  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator

    Ultimately the answer for this is that the tag won't be back as the data is was producing was not useful.

    Some people are now using a hashtag instead to tag references in the diary text to Appendices and Orders - mostly as a fairly meaningless string of numbers and letters! Please don't do this. It's just not useful and only gets deleted, but in the meantime it clogs up the "Recent" page so we are less likely to spot and answer a useful question.