I never know whether to build blogs with the latest entry at the top (so you can see what has happened recently) or at the bottom (so that you can experience the "narrative arc"). I started with the latter approach, now archived. This one has the latest post at the top.
The most important item on this page is the tracking of progress on the detail pages, so that stays at the top
Δ - 64 Kosovo awaiting recent catalogue access
- 55b Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra needs more research
- 17a Mount Athos, Greece - awaiting recent catalogue access
- look at Nakhichevan, Part 10, SGS vol 3 p.529. † Peru locals to be done, Argentina provinces, Colombian states. ‡ HK Occ, Japan Occ, China TP & Occ, Indian Offices § Egyptian Offices, see Gibbons. Ionian Is occupation issues. ¤ Cat9 - Research on late entrants needs access to the latest catalogues. Scheduled visit to the Royal 22Aug17.
Look at UN, FI773-781: East Timor, Serbia & Montenegro, Montenegro, Kosovo Republic, Mount Athos (Greece), Curaçao, Caribbean Netherlands, St Martin, South Sudan, Kyrgyzstan Express Post. Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra still needs more research
to clarify what those columns mean,
Pages - a detail page (or sub page) for every FICC catalogue entry
Cat cols - entries in the new category columns on the catalogue page
Cross-referenced FICC ID entries in the Category table
Check the sequence ids for the category
Decent images for all the nominated stamps, or entries in the wants list with indicative prices to follow
Scott and Gibbons numbers, Mi and Y&T to follow, where available
Links - forward and backward links for every detail page, main and category
Index - check all the variants are in the Index, e.g. Muscat and Oman
add all the subsidiary entries such as occ issues into the right category tables and, later, the Index
Some site and visitor stats
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4th Jul 2016
Decided to complete the job and press on with Page 8 of the Catalogue. All pages written by 14Aug17. I'll carry on with Page 9 and then finish off the two together (P9 is pretty much done anyway as it is mostly Europe and that was completed in June 2016). P8&9 completed 20th August with the exception of some additional research scheduled for 22nd.
Milestones: 2,800 visitors 7th August; 2,900 visitors 18th August
After a delay for other projects (political, artistic, philatelic), work has resumed on this project and the page entries for Page 5 of the catalogue were completed on 30th May. Work will now rotate between the four projects. The next tasks for FICC will be (1) complete the dynamic page titles, (2) reorganise the Index pages, then (3) Page 6.
New flags: Latvia, 20th Mar. Austria 21st Mar.
Milestones: 1,400 visits, 5th Mar; 1500 visits 27th Mar.
An interesting vexillological symmetry.
1 Mar 2017
New flags: .
Milestones: 1,300 visits, 15th Feb.
3 Feb 2017
21 Jan 2017
After two days of fiddling with the code, I have managed to get a random image working on the front page.
There were a couple of coding errors, but most of the delay was that I hadn't uploaded the images so it couldn't possibly work.
The images currently comprise the first 8 #1s and the Club's logo. I would like to get a few more up and increase the chances of
the logo appearing (by the inelegant
Thanks to Will Botranger. for the code.
[22Jan] There are now 30 images.
New flags: Poland 6th Jan, Malta 8th Jan, Slovenia and Finland 20th Jan. Jamaica 22nd Jan. Iran 28th Jan.
Milestones: 1,100 visits, 9th Jan. 1,200 visits 22nd Jan.
1st Jan 2017
New flag, Ireland 1st Jan 2017.Our Alexa rating seems to have been restored.The visitor count reached 1,006 by the end of the day.
24th Dec 2016
900 up and new flag Hungary on 23rd.
8th Dec 2016
Still no Alexa rating, but the supposed value has been restored.
5th Dec 2016
800 up, recent new flags: Malaysia (MZ) 5th Dec; Romania (RO) 5th Dec; Oman (OM) 26th Nov; Syria (SY) 24th Nov; Azerbaijan (AZ) 13th Nov; Denmark (DK) 9th Nov.
1st Dec 2016
Despite reasonable traffic, our Alexa rating has fallen below 30M and the supposed value plummeted.