Depositor's locations?

  • Anonymous
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Posted: Thu, 16/10/2008 - 05:44

Do you think it would be a good idea to try and incorporate a google map within the site? It would show the geographic location of depositors either by username or forename and also we could use a different pin marker colour for whether each person is a British Citizen.

Personally, I think it would help show that we have alot of British Citizens who are KSF IOM depositors that deserve solid representation from the Government and country that we have paid alot in tax to over the years. It would directly benefit the position of all depositors. Like my wife, we are working abroad as teachers and were forced into 'going off-shore' because of the silly anti-money laundering laws that brought about this position in the first place.

I would be willing to add markers to my google map or create a whole new one that site admins can access regularly to access the code needed to embed the image.

If each forum member replied to a thread for this request with their city, country and Citizenship status (British or not), I could do it as quickly as my time will allow.

Here is an example of one that made for a site of mine.

http://www.teflteacher.info/where-are-we/

Regards,

SG

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Nationality of depositors

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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 13:05

I think this site should be for the benefit of all KSF IoM depositors regardless of nationality. There seems to be a tendency in some of the recent posts to imply that UK citizens should get priority in any payout. (My wife is Japanese and holds a joint account with me - a British citizen). I think this wrong, and we should be fighting for the return of all depositholders' money wherever they are from.

Perhaps a statement to this effect by the administrators of this site would be helpful


I completely agree. Please

  • Anonymous
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  • Sat, 18/10/2008 - 12:04

I completely agree. Please don't think that I was trying to elevate the importance of British citizen's above others. As far as return of funds are concerned, all depositors including business account holders in my view, should have equal access. I purely see it as a way of exerting pressure on the British Government who are at the very centre of this mess, not to marginalise the IOM situation.

I hope that clears it up for you. I apologise if it sounded like I was trying to isolate other nationalities.

Regards,

SG


UK resident depositors

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  • Sat, 18/10/2008 - 14:57

Also completely agree however would it be of some use to know how many depositors are actually UK residents as they would presumably have the greatest clout of all of us. eg they all have a local MP to lobby.
Personally I'm non-resident.


Yes

  • Anonymous
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 12:01

Judging by the number of people looking at my site which showed the googlemap, I could see that some people were viewing from the UK, the vast majority seemed to be looking from all corners of the globe.

I think a poll would probably be the quickest and easiest way of gatheing this information.

British Citizen-Resident
British Citizen-Non Resident

I reiterate that this should be used in order to demonstrate the point that the British Govt has directly hurt a number of its own citizens by its actions along with a great many other people from across the world. It is a moral point more than anything else.

I'm sure the PWC will have the exact figures of Depositor nationality etc but that information might not be as forthcoming publicly as I would like.

SG


Location or nationality?

  • ng
  • 11/10/08 31/12/20
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 17:19

The two are not the same, obviously. We can ask people's nationality and I can display it.

Issues:

  • How? Use a poll is one way - nice, gives a graphical view and is easy to do. But how many nationalities do we cater for? Some would need to be grouped. No problem - somebody do the required anlysis and I'll happily activate the poll.

  • Data privacy. Unfortunately we still don't have a data privacy statement. I believe we should have one before asking people for personal data. The poll system, for example, tracks who voted what, so would effectively tracks the nationality of each user. The data could be deleted once we had the results, but that's a far from perfect solution for all kinds of reasons.


mail on sunday

  • Anonymous
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 12:02

please see my post on general discussion


location

  • Anonymous
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 11:34

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (UK Citizen)


Google map of geographic distribution

  • ng
  • 11/10/08 31/12/20
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 11:27

I had thought about it, and can set it up. Not sure if it would actually be useful but interesting for sure. I've got a back log though, anything which has little more than curiosity value needs to wait.


location

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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 09:12

Nottingham uk for me (UK citizen)


Whoops

  • Anonymous
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:44

I've just spotted this thread

http://www.ksfiomdepositors.netgenius.co.uk/?q=node/107

I'm trying to read as much of what is happening between lessons and obviously I'm not completely on top of things!

This would be a good start but I still think a British Citizen pin colour would help make the point so we would need that info.

For yours and others consideration anyway.........


Map with colours

  • ng
  • 11/10/08 31/12/20
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 11:29

Ok... think about it more. Write me a "spec" and I'll so what can be done, maybe over the weekend.


Mapping Membership

  • VikingRaider
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:20

Useful idea, but any ideas as to how it could be put into effect?


It just seems to me that

  • Anonymous
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:56

It just seems to me that because the vast majority of us are living overseas, it leads to the impression that we aren't really worth worrying about. Most people view us as tax dodgers or as Non-Brits whose own government's should pursue their interests.

I think a visual representation of geographic location and citizenship would help any supporting material that is put before the British Govt. From my reading, they are the one's best placed at present to influence action in our favour. I won't re-iterate the arguements on that front.

Some of us may return to the UK in the near future, have family there or have contacts that can cause sizeable ripples across the govt's already choppy pond. The last thing I want them to do is see us as foreigners without any influence.

I hope that makes some sense. I don't see why they shouldn't fight for us as hard as they will be fighting for their own pots.


A number of the issues that

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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:59

A number of the issues that need airin have spent the night trying t put into short sharp clips readyto go on TV again today. I understand the issues guys and I am working ion the delivery all that got left onn the cutting room foor last time with the BBC, I earnt a lesson
Apparently get on to IOM TDAY site get the ineteeview andget it out to all, this computer is a public one in a hotel and I can't keep n dominating it!!!!