EMRP: Format and Meaning of Report Summaries

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Report Summaries look like this:

z: (qualified number) i: (0 to 3 *'s )
p: (letter value A-F) Date

"z" is the number of reported zombies, usually given as a number with some qualifier. Report texts include a number value, rounded to the nearest ten for values below 100. Over 100, the reports round to the nearest fifty. Text such as "clear", "looking quiet" and "it's looking empty" is interpreted as approximately 0, and "minimal activity" is seen as less than ten zombies. The summary uses symbols to qualify this number. If the report suggests the number is approximate, such as; "counted about 50", "50 or so", "maybe 50 down there" then the tilde symbol (~) is added before the number, in this case ~50. For text suggesting more than this number, such as; "counted over", "I've got over". A plus sign (+) is appended to the number, e.g. 20+. Conversely for reports suggesting less than the number, such as "nearly" than a minus sign (-) is appended, e.g. 20-. Reports of "a dozen" zombies are ~1dzn, and reports of "a couple of dozen" zombies are ~2dzn. "Minimal activity" is taken to be 10-.

"i" is the level of infrastructure / intact buildings. This is graded on a 3 star system, with *** being no damage, and --- being the most damage possible. The phrases associated with these values are shown on the table below.

"p" is the level of power in a suburb. The most positive possible report levels ("lights are on all over", for example) are indicated by A and F indicates no lights. The phrases associated with these values are shown on the table below.

Infrastructure rating : report text

*** : can't see a single ruined building
*** : infrastructure looks intact
**- : only a few buildings damaged
**- : some minor structural damage
*-- : heavy structural damage
*-- : serious collateral damage
--- : most of the buildings are ruined
--- : the whole suburb's wrecked
--- : it's a wasteland down there

Power rating : report text

A : lights are on across the suburb
A : power's on across most of the area
A : suburb's lit up like a Christmas tree
B : a lot of lights on, looks the area's been reclaimed
B : a lot of buildings with lights on
B : a lot of lights on, though, there are still people down there
C : several buildings with power
C : a few buildings with lights on
D : only one building with lights on
D : the only building with any lights on
F : no lights on down there
F : can't see any signs of life

Lastly, the broadcast date for the report that these values was extracted from is given. Clicking the date link will take you to a page specific to that suburb, which shows (on its talk page) an archive of all logged report texts and also allows you to edit and update the logged reports and extracted figures if you have a new report to log. You can also post batches of reports at EMRP: Reports to Process. This date should refer to the broadcast date, and not the date the report was logged. For example: if you are entering a report at midday, but it is more than 12 hours old, you should use yesterdays date. The date uses the short month, followed by the digit of the month, e.g. "Jan 7"

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