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If you have questions that the team or other users can answer, or just want to leave some feedback for discussion, post it here. FOR REQUESTS TO CREATE NEW LIFE STORIES, OR TO MERGE DUPLICATES, PLEASE POST THE DETAILS ON THESUGGESTED LIFE STORIESPAGE: http://support.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/forums/246125-suggested-life-stories

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  1. Person Thumbnails?

    Is there a way to change the default thumbnail that appears on each person's page? I've just uploaded a photo of an ancestor and expected this to replace the grey silhouette at the top of his page, but it hasn't

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    • Editing and deleting

      Let members edit or delete information they’ve added to a Life Story, like deleting evidence added in error or an incorrect fact.

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        • Who can make data public ?

          Using "search official sources" for my father brings up his marriage record and the transcript of this gives my mother's full names. I have not linked this source to his profile as I do not want my mother's name publicly posted. However, can another (unrelated) user of the site choose to link this source and thus make this information public, over-riding my wishes ? I would like this made clear. I am aware that a GRO marriage record is a public document that anyone can order a copy of (if they know which one to order), but there is a…

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          • A simple 'report a problem feature' would be useful.

            Feedback may cover this but it is not obvious. A quick 'button' to report a software issue e.g. 'save' function is freezing would be useful.

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            • Group Life Stories together in Communities

              Let members group together the Life Stories of individuals who shared an experience in some way – maybe they all worked in the same factory, or played on the same football team, or were from the same village.

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              • See a timeline on a Life Story

                View the key events of someone’s life on a timeline, arranged chronologically.

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                • Allow users to upload a picture to their profile

                  I don't want to have to sign up to WordPress to create a gravatar. Please give us the ability to upload our own pictures to our profiles, a facility available on many other sites

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                  • Photos inconsistent

                    I have uploaded a photo for a man from my village (Bertram William Gray). When I view the Front page I can see his photo but when I click on his story the page displayed does not have his photo on it.

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                    • Incorrect source data

                      The medal card used as "seed" source data for my father incorrectly lists him as having been in the "3rd London Reg" after initially serving in the HAC. However, this is incorrect - he was commissioned in the 4th Bat. the London Reg, as is stated clearly in his service history details (which I have retrieved prior to Lives o t FWW) - do you have any advice as to how to treat such errors in source data ?

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                      • Dates ?

                        Am I able to add dates of Death for my family members even though I do not have the Death Certificates. Thanks Lynette

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                        • Registration

                          On the web site tell people registering for beta version they need to confirm the email you send before they can log in for the first time.

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                          • Trench Pals

                            Publish the life stories of soldiers who fought in the same trench. Including the survivors. What did they do after the war. What was its effect. Show how the war brought together for the first time for many, men from different walks of life....the field, the office.....tradesmen.....the pauper....the big house...bound in a common cause where they looked out for one another in a way that they would not have done in their civilian life. Friendships forged in war that lasted a lifetime.

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                            • Ranks as shown

                              When updating with early war information the rank entered is junior to the one shown on the medal card. The system updates to show the junior rank. It would be better to leave the more senior rank.

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                              • Why don't service numbers match?

                                I am entering my grandfather's details - William Hill 3364 - but the record comes up as 241036. Maybe his number changed but this is the number on his medals. If there is an explanation for the differing number maybe a flag could say so.
                                Also struggling to add death details but this is my first look on.

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                                • Medal card regiment information entered incorrectly

                                  https://beta.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4933953 This record is for Private William Young VC of the East Lancashire Regiment, regiment number 5938. The medal index card photograph clearly shows East Lancs Regiment not the East Kent Regiment. Can this error be corrected on the source record.

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                                  • History topics

                                    Add information about places, events, medals, mementoes etc, so that members can learn more about what an individual might have experienced during the war and what their life might have been like.

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                                    • Forums

                                      Add discussion forums please

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                                      • Share your Life Stories

                                        While we're still in these early stages, with lots of features yet to come, it would be great to see the Life Stories everyone's been working on so far.

                                        You can link to any Life Stories you like here - remember, this forum is publicly visible (and searchable) but your Life Stories will, for now, only be visible to other users who are logged in.

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                                        • I like the fact that Source citations are front and centre

                                          Usually source citations are buried away in a footer e.g. on a narrative report produced by genealogy database package or a WikiTree page.

                                          I like the fact that they have been brought to the fore on this site as it helps to stress the importance of citing your sources!

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