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Post by NaomiM September 7th 2020, 6:00 pm

http://bispm.co.uk/

http://bispm.co.uk/search.php

I'm up to the Rs, and there's a good range of Irish marks on there now.

A note on searching, sometimes less is more.
I've put the names in as Christian name Surname format, but sometimes there's a middle letter or its a husband & wife team or they used a shortened version of their first name, so putting both first and second name in wont necessarily work. Searching on just the surname or pottery name can yield better results.
Also I haven't always included the stamp shape because they're not always square or round or rectangular.
The 'seal' tick box means the potter has stamped their mark on a round ball of clay on the pot


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Post by 22 Crawford St. September 7th 2020, 7:44 pm

You could have called it UK & Irish Pottery ?


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Post by NaomiM September 7th 2020, 7:54 pm

Could have, except that it’s only studio pottery. Shrugs

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Post by 22 Crawford St. September 7th 2020, 9:10 pm

It would have made a good acronym?
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Post by NaomiM September 8th 2020, 1:52 am

Big Laughter Big Laughter

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Post by NaomiM May 11th 2021, 8:07 pm

Added a blog section with search tips

http://bispm.co.uk/webblog/

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Post by studio-pots May 12th 2021, 5:41 pm

I keep meaning to look through to see if I have any that you can add....... one day. Happy

You are doing an excellent job.

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Post by NaomiM May 12th 2021, 6:19 pm

Most Excellent

Hubby has speeded it up a lot and resized the photos so it's much better now.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. May 12th 2021, 7:25 pm

Naomi, can I just say that the search database needs to be your front page.

People don't read anything and you have three seconds before they click away. Just combine the two.

Search database is everything and you even have a search widget on the home page that is just distracting.
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Post by NaomiM May 12th 2021, 8:19 pm

Will do Excellent

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Post by NaomiM May 13th 2021, 12:00 pm

There is currently a glitch in the search function on the mobile. Searching, eg B and Impressed, pulls up the results but then switches to just Impressed.


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Post by dantheman May 13th 2021, 12:41 pm

I like the fact that one can cross-reference to slim down the options, I tried with Guy Sydengam's Gs cross-referenced with 'building' ( Corfe Castle ) and it popped right up!
if I'm being pedantic though, the Joan Sydenham inclusion is not correct.

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Post by NaomiM May 13th 2021, 12:58 pm

Love pedantic! Please tell me if there are any errors - even punctuation - or it's not working properly.

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Post by NaomiM May 13th 2021, 1:05 pm

dantheman wrote: if I'm being pedantic though, the Joan Sydenham inclusion is not correct.


I've taken Joan out of the main listing and added her to an extra bio. field on Guy's entry (which is not searchable - I found that adding loads of extra names, such as who potters trained with, was bringing up too many search results so there will now be a field for that info, and general reminiscences, which is outside the search parameters). And I've given her her own entry on the database although there's no photo in it yet so her details wont show up until there is.

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Post by dantheman May 13th 2021, 3:42 pm

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Post by NaomiM August 11th 2021, 2:49 am

I’ve added a Single Letter tick box for when there’s only one letter in the mark, which should cut down on the number of extraneous search results

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Post by abstract*toad August 30th 2021, 8:55 am

Just to reiterate what studio says above, this is a great piece of work Naomi, fabulous site. There's folk I know at my local boot sale that use it and are grateful for it.
I'd still love to see a book from you, one day. Not asking for much am I lol😁
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Post by dantheman August 30th 2021, 10:50 am

If you decided to write a book, I would recommend you check that the info is correct before publishing, also use a reputable printer so the book doesn't fall to bits within a week of being purchased.
We don't want a reputation for dodgy Admin publications. Embarrassed

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Post by NaomiM August 30th 2021, 11:17 am

Well maybe Irish Studio Pottery Marks one day. Would give me a good excuse to travel round Ireland :)

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Post by NaomiM August 30th 2021, 11:23 am

I was thinking of adding common mystery marks to the database Pondering

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Post by abstract*toad August 30th 2021, 1:04 pm

NaomiM wrote:I was thinking of adding common mystery marks to the database Pondering

That could be a fine addition. There'll be a fair few of us keen to supply you with examples 👍😁
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Post by NaomiM August 30th 2021, 1:43 pm

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Post by denbydump August 30th 2021, 3:19 pm

Because it is not HTTPS secure (it doesn't really need to be) FFox flags a warning
every time because of the log in box.Unless you were planning on a membership
option, and for site security, it may be better to remove it.
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Maybe a pedantic word-wrap error here?

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Post by NaomiM August 30th 2021, 4:28 pm

The login is hidden on the mobile version, but that means I cant use it either.

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Post by denbydump October 28th 2021, 7:33 pm

Don't you have an admin only control panel?
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