+1Jaye wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:02 pmI agree.Reyne wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:35 pmThis is more or less how I view them. What helps is when more than 1 person sends logs from their own perspectives which all corroborate each other. Like comparing witness statements to each other, if you will.Naerin wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:33 pmLogs *are* remembered events, from a certain perspective. They are not necessarily factual accounts; they can be edited to add or remove things (it's just a text file!). I would view them as accounts of the events in question from one person's perspective, just like you're looking for; whether they're given orally or in a log doesn't matter.
I see logs the way I see photos. I studied photography, and due to it's ties with journalism, and the fact that at the time of it's inception a camera was seen as a machine rather than a tool that could be used artistically, photographs were largely accepted as fact. It's only in recent years with photoshop etc. that people have begun to question that, when in fact photographs could be doctored from the beginning.
A log can be doctored. Someone with time and dedication could even just write one. I think they're acceptable as a report but on it's own it is not sufficient evidence. The idea of imagining them as an eyewitness account is a good one.