ITK Index

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In health (as I am sure exists in many industries) there are agreed grading systems of evidence to give some sort of validity to claims ranging from an A for meta analysis of randomised controlled, well-designed research trials down to a D for expert opinion (SIGN or NICE guidelines for example www.sign.ac.uk www.nice.org.uk)

May I propose a similar voluntary grading for information, here, on the GPG; especially information relating to transfer activity in and out of the club, and the development of Susan.

I have notionally called it the ITK Index and present a draft below. Please feel free to add to or amend the detail, enhance the name, ignore or ridicule the idea. One day someone may even use it to help make things clearer for their fellow fan :sorted:

And yes, I fully appreciate - that in the grand scheme of things - it's very nerdy and geeky of me, but this sort of thing cooks my goose.

The ITK Index

A+ From both clubs - official statement

A Information from within the club (club official) confirming that the player has signed but prior to official statement being released

A- Information from within the club (employee) noting that the player has signed

B+ Information from club source noting a pending nailed on acquisition

B Information from club source noting interest/engagement with/stalking of a player

C Agent talk

D+ Social media gossip from "reliable" journalist/source

D Pub talk/a mate with uncorroborated links to club/other clubs

D- Social media gossip no evidence, potential trolling/Bertie Big Bollox/wannabe itk

E Personal opinion for expressing opinions sake, no substance, containing psychologically flawed biases, only accurate through chance (Google "cause and correlation")

F Made up cock - BS
 
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Anything below B on that scale is completely unreliable and useless IMHO.

Exactly, it's the same with the SIGN and NICE health related guidelines, it helps separate the wheat from the chaff and assists the reader to focus on the quality of the information :sorted:
 

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F Milton Keynes Bees starts a thread to say someone is signing on Monday.
 

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Surely A+ is simply "fact". Got bored, couldn't be arsed to read the rest. ��
 

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You had me at meta data. No idea what it means, but it screams "trust me, I'm an expert".

Oh, wait, that's only a D. Get out of here, you charlatan!
 

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I base it on the poster and know who the ITKs are and believe and have got to know the NITK or BSers
 

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Maybe have the index letter, attributed too and against the name of the poster

Milton Keynes Bee, can have BS against his name

It's a bit like having a badge and as per the Treasure of the Sierra Madre film with Humphrey Bogart, 'we don't want no stinking badges'
 
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On the rare occasions I become ITK I’m sworn to secrecy so it’s completely pointless lol
 

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Yes that the point! I know a secret but can’t say so I may as well not know it! It’s not like I care who comes in or who goes out - I haven’t recognised a player since Lloyd owusu !
 

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There are theee things you must know about the wise woman...
 

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For future reference on my posts - I am definitely not ITK, and I don't really want to be ITK about what ITK really means.

PS (Pure Speculation): why do I have the feeling that those ITK get their information from someone at the club leaking it? Unless it's an official leak, that makes someone at the club very disloyal (if you see what I mean).
 

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Yes that the point! I know a secret but can’t say so I may as well not know it! It’s not like I care who comes in or who goes out - I haven’t recognised a player since Lloyd owusu !

I'm amazed when people recognise players. I can bump into people I know well but in a different context and my mind is a blank about who on earth they are.
 

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where does 'and that's a FACT!!' come on this? Somewhere around E??
 

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I couldn’t think of anything worse. Who would grade this?
 

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Yes that the point! I know a secret but can’t say so I may as well not know it! It’s not like I care who comes in or who goes out - I haven’t recognised a player since Lloyd owusu !

Who is Lloyd Owusu?
 

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I couldn’t think of anything worse. Who would grade this?

....Ofsted...or a manager in the NHS?...personally i trust the teachers and clinical staff with regards to being ITK.
 
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