In the Nelson Wardrobe thread N. Stoker Esq said he had heard " a buzz in the scran queue" Now, this has led me to wondering how accurate any buzz we hear - and especially what is posted on here - and how we can filter what we assume to be accurate. Be assured, I am in no doubt as to the recruiting & joining advice Mr Stoker gives is both trustworthy and unerringly accurate. But as for being the SME on management of the MoD estate.... So, it would appear that we need to allocate a score to each buzz we post. I have formed the draft of the Buzzfort Scale, and look for input from my elders and betters. I started with the two extremes, and filled in the middle. My suggestions are guidelines. The plan being any future Buzz can be rated for reliability against these examples. 00: I heard it from a inebriated bloke/blokes in a pub. I later woke with my head in his/her shoulder (other anatomy is available). 01: I heard it in the scran queue from somebody I did not know, talking to someone else I did not know. 02: I heard it in the scran queue, I know the parties concerned. 03: I heard it from an FTRS SO2 04: I heard it from an SO3 05: I heard it from an SO2 or SO1 06: I heard it from an OF5 (or higher) during a round the mess square chat 07: I heard it from the CWO after the OF5 had left 08: I drafted the DIN 09: It's in the Green Paper (may also be "My boss drafted the DIN") 10: Its gone through committee stage, is in a White Paper and Jim30 has seen it 11: The DIN is now signed off by (at least) a One Star and has been published 12: I have seen the hard-copy - signed in blood by 1SL and the appropriate Civil Servant.