Naming manufacturer seperately from model

The "Model by Manufacturer" syntax is a bit difficult to grasp the first time you use the site; and even then there's the risk of your entry being rejected because of a typo or spelling conventions (Church's vs Church vs Churchs; Alfred Sargent vs Alfred Sergant, etc) - perhaps the manufacturers could be selected from a drop down menu and just the model name entered manually.

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Claus May 16, 2010

If the model name is in the database, a drop-down menu already opens, from which you can select the model and the maker. However, I'll think about it.

It would rock if others could comment on the issue, too!

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ManofKent May 18, 2010

"perhaps the manufacturers could be selected from a drop down menu" yes please!

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Claus May 19, 2010

OK, we'll switch back to the first method, using two fields for name and maker. It may take a few days, though.

Do I understand correctly, this should be used for both shoe models and shoes lasts?

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ManofKent May 20, 2010

"Do I understand correctly, this should be used for both shoe models and shoes lasts?"

unless you can link the last field to the manufacturer.

Maybe Manufacturer (drop down), model (drop-down +option to add new), last (drop-down + option to add new)?

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Claus May 20, 2010

@ ManofKent: Unfortunately, I can't link it.

For example, Ralph Lauren shoes are sometimes build on Crockett & Jones or Edward Green lasts, Rider Boots are build using, IIRC, Martegani lasts, etc.

Unless I have precise information about that, I need both fields to have a manufacturer.

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