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  1. Source citations need to be editable

    Need to be able to amend Source Title (and other fields).

    It would be useful to be able to edit the Title, for example, in order to obtain a consistent naming standard.

    At the moment you have to get EVERYTHING about a source right first time. Or have to delete and start all over again!

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      planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to sort alphabetically on surname members of a Community

      Please could the ability be given to sort the members of a Community in Surname order. This will assist where members are not added in strict alphabetical order.

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      • Royal Naval Records

        Will these be added as they form a large part of our armed services

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        • Date formats

          All dates should be forced to be entered nn month yyyy (e.g. 09 August 1912 - i.e. spell out/abbreviate name of month). Otherwise what will happen with, e.g., USA users - what will 09/08/1912 mean to UK/Australian vs USA users?

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          • Introduce a privacy/security settings feature

            They need to introduce a privacy/ security settings feature to control/screen some of the information being put on this site. As I was going about adding some of the information, it made me think that the sons/daughters of soldiers who fought in WWI are still alive and at this stage you can add birthday information etc for the children which could cause some problems as you don't seem to be able to remove certain information from certain profiles. Just a thought....

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            • Ability to upload a pdf file image.

              Many images/forms are in pdf format particularly from National Archives. When trying to upload a PDF a refusal message was shown. PDF file is one of the most common file type around.

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              • I would like to link brothers!

                When I enter siblings, there should be a button to choose the brother out of the database.

                For example 2nd Lt. Walter Spatz, KIA 1916 is the elder brother of Lt. Herbert Spatz (survived).

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                • Order of names on Dashboard

                  Please can we have the option of rearranging the order of names on the Dashboard? At the moment they appear in the order that they are entered (most recent at the top) but I'd like my closest relatives, who I entered first, to be at the beginning of the list. For people with lots of names, it would be good to be able to sort by surname and first names, or to group them by corps or regiment.

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                  • 41 votes
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                    • Community management page

                      For those of us who manage large communities, a method of navigating through them quickly, also showing when evidence or facts are added to Life Stories for people in our communities would be really useful. I'm envisaging a "Community Managers" page, accessible by the Manager of a Community from the current individual Community page, that has a simple list of names in the community (no photos), with alongside each name the number of people remembering him, the number of communities they're in, and the date the person's data was last updated & by who. (That should hopefully fit on 1…

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                      • Being able to sort facts chronologically

                        It would be useful to be able to sort facts chronologically once entered, such as order of children, and addresses. At the moment, they stay in the order they were entered.

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                        • 36 votes
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                          • Adding medals awarded before and after the first world war

                            Currently you can only add campaign and other medals that were awarded for the First World War. Those who served before and after will have earned other medals and they should be added or we are only telling half someones story.

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                            • an alert would be helpful when someone else remembers one of the soldiers that I have remembered.

                              An alert would be helpful when someone else remembers one of the soldiers that I have already remembered

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                              • Photographs with several soldiers of a 'Community'?

                                Each community lists only individuals. I have a large, clear 1916 photo of the ALL men in 151 Siege Battery, RGN. Where to load it? Each of the 150 men in the battery prior to 1916 embarkation is clearly visible. There needs to be a home in the Community for similar group photos

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                                • Guidance for Entering Service Details

                                  When entering Military service details unit/rank there are fields eg: Corps/Regiment/Ship, Squadron, Sub-Unit but no guidance as to how to fill these out. Many many users will lack a proper knowledge of what goes where. So examples of how a description of a unit gets converted into a Corp/Squadron/Sub-Unit for example would be very helpful.

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                                  • Provide a flag to alert you to duplicate records

                                    It would be helpful to have a box where I could signal to others that one or more other medal cards also relate to this person. The alternative is that I remember both and add both sets of records to my community.
                                    I have looked without success for the blue question mark to flag the duplicate records ready for merging when this facility is switched on.

                                    29 votes
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                                    • Order of the data in the "Unit & Rank" table

                                      The populating of this data can be haphazard. Unfortunately, what is showing up is data in "last inputted" order, rather than in date order, and the resulting mess is unsightly. I've had one instance where the man has an older unit and service number added, and this has overwritten the original MIC detail

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                                      • Filter search by "Remembering"

                                        It would be useful to filter searches to see men who are being remembered by other contributors, or who have life stories/photos attached. I would like to be able to see whether other men from my grandfather's regiment are being remembered, for instance to see if anyone has uploaded any photos which might help me to put a name to someone on any of the group photos which I have, for instance; but also to see whether other people have uploaded similar items, eg postcards of ships or military actions. Right now if I want to see other men who…

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                                        • Need to allow for multiple enlistments/discharges for one person as one Life Story

                                          There needs to be the ability to have multiple enlistments/discharges for one individual as part of one Life Story. I have been inputting information on my Great Uncle William Worsfold KIA August 1918. One glitch - he enlisted twice (fully legally!), he enlisted in East Surrey Rgt Territorials in 1913, served in India in 1914 and was discharged in Oct 1915. He re-enlisted in 1916 into East Surrey Rgt and was KIA in August 1918. Site wont let me enter two enlistments!! It wants me to create two different Life Stories!! NO! He is one Life Story with two Army…

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