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    Military kilt forum?

    Following on from OC Richard's Military kilt post in the traditional kilt section just. There has been some doubt about where to put these types of posts. As a suggestion, I wonder if a rewording of the Historical Section could solve this problem . Perhaps this section could be re-worded to "Military kilt Attire and Historical kilt attire"? Or Perhaps, there is room for a specific section for a "Military Kilts and attire "? I think there is and has been, more than a little interest shown here over the years for military kilt attire so, how about it?
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    I think we have enough reenactors and history buffs that would agree with Jock's idea. Some former posts (ie. sporrans of an era/war event) get bogged down from a construction point of view compared to who might have worn such an item for whatever reason.

    Well rounded discussions are always welcome and I enjoy the fullness of reading all the views but narrowing this side of kilting could help those that have a particular interest. It is worth further thought and opinions.

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    I've flagged the post so that all Forum Moderators will see it. I'm sure we'll discuss the possibilities here.

    Thanks for making the suggestion.

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    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Thanks Bill.
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    Glad to take it forward. I'm sure that the members will continue to discuss the pros and cons here and that the Owner and volunteer Forum Staff will consider those thoughts closely.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Though not actively into military dress per say, I do find it interesting and the posts related to military dress seem to vanish in the bulk of non-military posts, I feel a sub forum for military garb would fit in nicely here
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    You'll be pleased to know that the staff discussion has begun and is not averse to the idea. The care is being taken to be sure that it doesn't interfere with other possibilities nor confuse those who don't see differences.

    I hope you'll be pleased with the results when we offer them.
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    After discussion among the staff it was felt that here was actually two components to Jock's suggestion.

    The first component was a suggestion that a new forum section be created specifically for the discussion of the uniforms, history and details of kilted military units.
    The discussion among the staff agreed that the creation of a specific forum section for this topic could be a good addition to the forum.

    A new forum section has been created as a child of the existing History and Heritage forum section.
    This new forum section is under the "Ask our Experts" general banner. Let's make it a place for research and a source of answers from our resident experts.

    (As this forum section will deal with the military it will be exempt from the restriction of weapons being posted only within the weapons section as laid out in Rule #11. It will however conform to the same guidelines as listed within the weapons section.)

    Please note that this section is in response to just the first component of the suggestion.


    The second component of the suggestion was a bit harder to generate any interest among the staff. While it was agreed that creating a specific place for discussion of the history and heritage of kilted military units, some concern was expressed that it could become yet another repository of random photos.

    The second component of the suggestion was a question about where would be the appropriate section for all the threads containing random photos found on the internet, within member private collections, and unusual things found on sale sites such as EBay.
    There is no specific forum section that covers all of these different types of threads.
    The staff realize that surfing the web for kilt photos is a pastime enjoyed by some of our members.
    It is also realized that a few of our members have vast personal collections of photos, memorabilia, and collectibles.
    And it is also realized that more than a few of our members keep up to date on the sales listed on the various internet sales sites.

    One concern that we have always had was over respect for intellectual property rights. There are internet sites that are in the business of selling art, photos, and memorabilia. Some post photos of their wares. Lifting those photos and posting them here could, and has on occasional, been a problem. Some photos have had to be removed due to copyright or intellectual property right infringement. We have repeatedly asked our members to respect these rights.

    Members with personal collections have a right to be proud of their collections. Other members enjoy when items from personal collections are shared with the membership.

    And finally there are some very interesting items offered for sale on the internet. Sometimes the descriptions and/or the knowledge base of the seller is not up to X Marks standards. Many members appreciate when one of our experts post a warning to buyers or goes into detail that their expertise can lend to a full understanding of what an item actually is.

    No interest was shown among the staff for a separate, dedicated forum section that would try, or could, cover all of these possibilities.

    The Staff would like to thank Jock Scot for his suggestion. It is hoped that the solution presented will address the first component of his suggestion.
    For now it is felt that we must table the second component of the suggestion.
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    Thank you Steve and the mods. Well, thats a start and whilst accepting the conventions on "borrowing" pictures off the internet is a perennial problem and difficult and time consuming for this website to police it is a shame the "military kilt" section could no be broadened a tad to take into account the more borderline and modern Military kilt topics-----warnings for example--- whilst still avoiding Rule 11 topics.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 24th July 16 at 03:54 AM.
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    I'm sorry Jock, I don't seem to understand what you are asking for. Could you describe or expand just a bit more please..
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