I very much appreciate the guide that Tom is putting together. It may not be as easy to navigate as a dedicated website would be, but Tom has done a very nice job given that he is presenting this information in a thread on a forum. I suggest that if one is interested in delving deeper into medals that he or she consult some of the medals websites including British Medal Forum
,or Mark’s British Medals
or Jim Murray’s British Medals
I think that an over-abundance of sub-fora can fragment an online community. In my opinion, the VWF has plenty of sub-fora that are both broad enough and focused enough to accommodate any discussion related to Victorian military history. If we were to dedicate sub-fora for each medal, then we may need to do the same for each type of weapon, each piece of equipment, etc. Also, there is much medal information that can be gleaned from a visit to the Collector’s Showcase.
So after all that rambling, my point is that Tom has done a nice job, I appreciate the suggestion for more specific medal info, and I think that the VWF does not need new sub-fora at this point, especially since other websites cover medals more than adequately.
All the best,