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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2015, 08:19:55 am »
I'm inclined to agree with Randi on that, although my experience puts "fine weather" as a combination of mostly clear skies and fair to moderate winds with pleasant seas. A combination of factors, even when it's cloud inclusive, feels more in line with "other" than "clouds". That said, we should see what the PTB have to say about it.

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2015, 03:01:11 pm »
Me too.  That being a combination of factors, both choices are probably correct.  Sigh.  We'll have to wait for Philip.

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2015, 07:19:47 pm »
Kevin says:
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I would say that in general if there is a weather something that doesn't clearly fit a category then 'other' is appropriate. I think 'fine' would be an example of an acceptable 'other' entry, where 'clear' would be a sky/cloud one.

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2015, 07:27:03 pm »
Sensible and nice to know. :)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2015, 07:06:01 pm »
Check Guides for whaling logs: marking and transcribing for some answers on how to mark things ;)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 03:40:02 pm by Randi »

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2015, 04:31:40 pm »

Question: With regard to marking whaling activity is it only the whales themselves that need marking or should I also be marking the activities of cutting, boiling, storing oil etc ?
Reply: It should be up to killing the whale: seen, chased, struck and lost, taken/killed.


Does this include mentions of these events witnessed for other ships?


Check Guides for whaling logs: marking and transcribing for some answers on how to mark things ;)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2015, 04:37:46 pm »
To the best of my knowledge, it should be up to killing the whale: seen, chased, struck and lost, taken/killed.  We are interested in the weather and the ice and the ecology.  No science is being done on the whaling industry and its processing.

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2015, 05:22:53 pm »

Question: With regard to marking whaling activity is it only the whales themselves that need marking or should I also be marking the activities of cutting, boiling, storing oil etc ?
Kevin's reply: It should be up to killing the whale: seen, chased, struck and lost, taken/killed.


Does this include mentions of these events witnessed for other ships?

I asked Kevin a similar question - where it mentioned the number of whales taken by another ship - and he said not to bother including it.
Those events will, theoretically, be covered in the logs of the other ships. If it seems particularly interesting, you could put it as "Other".
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 05:30:11 pm by Randi »

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2015, 10:57:01 pm »
That's a good clarification.  :D

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #84 on: November 22, 2015, 08:01:33 pm »
If there have been mentions of ice on a page, and it is then noted that there is no ice in sight, is it important to note the lack of ice please?  (Randi - should I send this to Kevin now?)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #85 on: November 22, 2015, 08:08:49 pm »
I wondered about that too, but I don't think it makes sense to record mentions of no ice.
If they want that, then we should have a "No Ice" button.
(Kevin is not available at the moment)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #86 on: November 22, 2015, 08:15:09 pm »
I kept thinking the same - there's no 'no ice button' but somehow my head kept saying that something missing, that could be there, might be useful to know. So I went around in small circles for a bit then decided to ask  :)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #87 on: November 22, 2015, 08:18:52 pm »
Glad I wasn't the only one ;)

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Re: Ask questions about marking and transcribing
« Reply #88 on: November 22, 2015, 10:19:35 pm »
I went around the same circle.  Which means we need a authoritative answer.  I think Kevin's deadline is just before Thanksgiving so we can ask him Wednesday or on the weekend.