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  1. Ability To Edit Stories When Originator

    Would you please provide an 'Edit' facility to let the originator (owner) of a story to be able to change/update the text. At present this is not possible and the story has to be deleted and resubmitted as a new story.

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    • Feedback on numbers of Life Stories Remembered

      It would be productive to show the progress of many of the 8 million Life Stories are being remembered. It is a massive task and users want to see that their and everyone else's work is being counted and valued. Gamification studies show that this would be most effective in real time, with a record of the remember clicks going up and up.

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        • How to add a person not listed

          My grandfather, killedin action, 1914, John William Hirst, is not listed. I have photos, documents, information. I cannot find how to add a person - is this a navigation problem or is it not an option?

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          • How many people have interacted with the site now?

            How many soldiers are being 'remembered'? Give us a bit of encouragement here!

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            • Allow pasting of passwords when signing up

              The sign up form disallows pasting of passwords into the two password fields.
              This hinders the use of securely-generated passwords (e.g. copied and pasted from LastPass, KeePass, etc).
              I was able to circumvent this restriction by adding a value attribute to the two textboxes containing my desired (copy-and-pasted) password using Chrome Developer Tools, but other users may not be so persistent and could use insecure memorisable passwords as a result.

              Please consider allowing pasted passwords on the signup page.

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              • Move the Images to the Top of the page for better engagement?

                I think the pages would be far more engaging and would encourage other users to view peoples documents if the Images were moved to the top of the page and the list of evidence dropped to the bottom. People will engage with the site more if they see the Images/Photos immediately and I think it would give a greater feel to the site for contributions rather than having to scroll all the way to the bottom to see content or click on each one as you go down?

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                • See who else is remembering a Life Story

                  It would be nice to see who else is 'remembering' an individual. I am remembering my Great Uncle William Worsfold and have added to the Life Story. I see that 2 people are now remembering him and it would be good to know who the other one is!!

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                  • Developing the Communities section

                    Are there plans to make it possible for unregistered users to browse by Community in future, making it more publicly visible and searchable? Those remembered here experienced the war as part of a community, and this will help put their lives in context rather than as one of many isolated records. Also there’s an educational value in users of this site being able to search by community, be that a village, occupation, event or battalion etc. Finally, this would help to emphasise the scale of things and the many different ways in which people experienced the war. Thanks.

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                    • Allow more details stories to be added

                      The 'Add a Story' does not allow people to write anything in any great detail. Perhaps we could upload our own articles and stories about our ancestors or allow more space for this?

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                      • Need to facilitate correction of mistakes in the spelling of names of soldiers entered from the Medal Card Index.

                        Where a spelling mistake has been made when a name has been entered from the medal Card Index, this needs to be easily corrected. Is there a system?

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                        • RAF records

                          Please add RAF records next

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                          • Croix De Guerre Medals?

                            There is no drop down for those that received Croix De Guerre medals? Where should these facts be placed in a record? Also, the Croix De Guerre could be distinguished by a " Palm " or No palm. Thanks

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                            • In order to make the site more straightforward

                              1 Allow more information to be added as a Personal Knowledge, the current 1000 character limit is far too small. Reading a lot of the feedback it seems the overwhelming consensus is that an easy to use text story is what is most wanted, preferably accessed straight from the profile page without having to navigate several clicks. After entry a text box of 1000 characters could be shown on the profile page with a "read more" link if the story is longer. The facts can be confirmed by the original poster or others as time goes on.

                              2 move the…

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                              • When will Australian soliders be added?

                                I know this may not be the correct place for this question, but I will ask anyway.

                                When will Australian soldiers be added?

                                I have begun working on the life story of John Daniel Putman who enlisted in England, however he is Australian. His brother also fought but under the Australian's, I have also been researching a number of other Australian soldiers and would love to include their information/ details on this site.

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                                • 19 votes
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                                  • Put a link to Communities on an individual's page

                                    When an individual has been added to a Community put a link to it on their Life Story page

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                                    • 7 votes
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                                      • Photographs

                                        I can send a photograph

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                                        • Improve from Evidence does not work - you click on it but nothing happens

                                          This is a bug and needs fixing as I cannot currently add anything to a record

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