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Wider World is a group administrator Wider World says:

I am most grateful to John Burke for identifying a simpler method of creating an index. It may be necessary to add a few new tags to photos for the index to pick them up.

Adur
Alt Druidh
Annan
Ardock Burn
Arrow (Worcestershire)
Arun
Averon
Avon (Bristol)
Avon (Hampshire)
Avon (Strathspey)
Avon (Warwickshire)
Axe
Bain (Lincolnshire)
Bain (Yorkshire)
Beaulieu
Beauly
Bela
Black Cart Water
Blackbourne
Blackwater
Blyth
Bourne
Brain
Brett
Brow Gill Beck
Browney
Burn of Sorrow
Cart
Cherwell
Chess
Clunie Water
Clyde
Cocker
Conwy
Cuckmere
Dane
Darenth
Dart
Dee (Aberdeenshire)
Dee (Cheshire)
Dee (Wales)
Derwent (Cumbria)
Derwent (Derbyshire)
Derwent (Durham)
Derwent (Yorkshire)
Docken Water
Don (Aberdeenshire)
Don (Yorkshire)
Dour
Dove
Duddon
Dulnain
Dyfi
Dyfrdwy
Eas Fors
Eden
Ellen
Ericht
Erme
Esk (Cumbria)
Esk (Montrose)
Esk (Yorkshire)
Exe
Farrar
Force Gill
Forth
Gairn
Gipping
Glass
Glass (Ross-shire)
Gordale Beck
Greta
Hamble
Hiz
Hull
Humber
Inver
Isis
Itchen (Hampshire)
Ivel
Kelvin
Kennet
Kent
Lark
Lavant
Lea
Leven
Lodden
Lovat
Lune
Lymington
Machno
Mawddach
Medina
Medway
Mellte
Meon
Mersey
Mimram
Mole
Moness Burn
Moriston
Nadder
Nar
Nedd Fechan
Ness
Newtown
Nidd
Nith
North Calder Water
Ogmore
Orwell
Ouse (Sussex)
Ouzel
Piddle
Plym
Pur
Rawthey
Redlake
Ribble
Rivelin
Rose Gill
Rother
Sett
Severn
Shiel
Shin
Shuttle
Sligachan
Soar
Sourmilk Gill
South Gut
Spey
Stour (Kent)
Stour (Suffolk)
Tamar
Tay
Tees
Teifi
Teign
Teme
Test
Thames
Till
Tillingham
Tone
Torridge
Towy
Trent
Tweed
Twiss
Tyne
Tyne (North)
Tyne (South)
Tywi
Ure
Usk
Wandle
Water of Leith
Waveney
Wear
Wensum
Wey
Wharfe
White Cart Water
Wick
Windrush
Wnion
Wye
Yar
Yealm
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Simon_K says:

Hmmm... I see a problem! My River Hull photos come up on the River Humber search, because they are also tagged with the word Humber. This is because all the photos I took on this trip around the Humber have the same tag. I don't really want to delete the tags, because I use them in other searches.

The only way round it I can see is to devise some kind of group-specific tagging system, perhaps incorporating an abbreviated form of the group name - for example, tagging the River Hull photos with RNBHull, and the River Humber photos with RNBHumber.

Or just putting up with it, obviously :-)
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Simon_K says:

Also, the counties in brackets don't necessarily appear in the tags - see the Avon listings above...
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Wider World is a group administrator Wider World says:

I was hoping to get feedback on the working of the index, Simon, so many thanks. I imagine many problems can be resolved with the careful use of tags; the one I have been pondering about is the river not very helpfully named Kent, but I suppose a tag "riverkent" should weed out most references to the county. People do seem to use tags in some pretty individual ways, so it may be that we should not expect the index to work perfectly. Existing tags may cease to work as further rivers are added; as you point out, the Avons (and the Derwents) present particular challenges.

If the search is finding words in the text as well as tags, then probably the only way to make the index work perfectly is to issue each river with an individual code, which seems horribly nerdy, but may be inevitable.
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Simon_K says:

Well, I think that is the way forward - sooner rather than later, so you don't have too much work to do on existing photos - I think you are heroic to do this, btw, because it genuinely is useful. I've noticed you adding the tags as I type!

The 'RNB-' tags would get over the problem of the River Kent, because it would only pick up photos tagged RNBKent. Perhaps you need to add in a county name where more than one river has the name - the trouble is, what do you do with rivers that move from one county to another, as many of these rivers have the annoying habit of doing - the Stour, the Avon, the Ouse? Hmmm....

Incidentally, tags are not case specific, so RNBHull and rnbhull tags will be picked up in the same search. Now, there's a mercy ;-)
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Wider World is a group administrator Wider World says:

Basically, I have adopted the name used in Wikipedia, but, if I had my way, I would probably adjust the county boundaries, so the river never left the county!
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allybeag is a group moderator allybeag says:

It gets worse - what about the Tweed, which forms part of the national border between Scotland and England? Not only does it flow through several counties, it's not always obvious which country it's in!

I like the idea of the RNB prefix, by the way. And as far as the county goes, people could just name the county that their particular photo of the river was taken in, couldn't they?
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