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  1. Where is the best place to post bug reports?

    I've noted a couple of bugs one a fairly major one that caused the loss of half an hours work, another very minor one there was a work around to.

    Clearly these aren't ideas for the site but problems encountered. Would it be possible to have a bug report forum separate from ideas as no one is really going to vote for a bug?

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  2. Commonwealth war graves commission

    When CWGC is added as a contextural seed will fields such as date of death, theatre of war, memorial/cemetery, grave information, etc. be automatically populated?
    If so, I would not like to use up time by manually feeding in all this data now.

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  3. Additional fields for names people were known by

    I have several people who were known by several names in their lives. The only way to add another name is to add another surname or to add a name they served under. In the case I am particularly thinking of a man who lived most of his life as Charles Frederick, but on his birth certificate and all three censuses he is shown as Carl. Could we have an "also known as" field which could be searchable? I've tried adding the names in brackets, but the brackets themselves trigger a message saying I can only use letters.

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  4. Search by mixed data - e.g. Service number and surname

    At the moment this seems to produce no results.

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  5. service records

    service records would be a great help in trying to differentiate between people with similar names where you know that they served but do not know either their regiment or soldier number

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  6. Add "Remembering" list to user's profile

    Currently a user's profile page lists "My Ideas" and "Comments". It would be interesting to add a "Remembering" link which lists all the individuals this user is Remembering.

    This default could be turned off on the "My Profile" settings if a user does not want to share their Remembering list.

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  7. Other relations

    Option to include "Other Relations" - could then have a box to enter the relationship (eg brother-in-law) - especially useful for Pals Regiments etc; Or also to add "Other Relationships" such as work colleagues.

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  8. Birth Certificates from the GRO

    I have purchased birth certificates from the GRO as part of my research, how best to handle this information on the site? Can I upload scans of the documents, or if not how best to share the data that they contain? Information such as profession can only be found on records such as these. Some guidance appreciated.

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  9. Navigation back to Dashboard

    Need to be able to navigate back to the Dashboard from all pages

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  10. Merge individual records?

    Make it clearer how to flag records for merge where one person has multiple entries.

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  11. 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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  12. Provide a means of discovering what others are working on

    When I log in I see a "Your Remembered Life Stories" section but I'd also like to know what else is new since my last visit. I realize that at some point the amount of new information may be overwhelming but it would still be nice to have a selection of people recently "remembered" or images that have been added, etc..

    At the moment I feel somewhat isolated from the other activity taking place on the site. While some individuals may only be interested in adding to the life stories of their family members there are others who may wish…

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  13. Remove URL For External Resources

    Adding an external resource currently requires a URL so only online data can be added. This means documents like medal rolls or service records cannot be referred to.
    Remove the requirement for a URL and we can start to add more information.

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  14. Subscribing to a particular man

    The ability to 'subscribe' to a particular individual would be handy so that notifications could be set up to notify a user of any additional details which have been added to the person.

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    Hi all,

    We recently released a notifications feature that keeps you up to date with updates to your Remembered Life Stories.

    Look for the bell icon in the main navigation. If it lights up, one of your Remembered Life Stories has been updated.

    Simply Remember a Life Story to make sure you see any updates.

  15. Canadian Attestation Papers

    I see that Canadian Attestation papers will be added as a future "seed set". I have two questions:

    1. Do you know when this will be?

    2. Will existing records be affected by the addition of a new seed set? I ask because if I search for "14th Canadian" I get 45 results. Obviously thousands of soldiers were members of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) but those currently in the database (based on Medal Cards) are likely only those soldiers that served in both the British and Canadian army (like my great-grandfather).

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  16. Allow numerals in "Name of source item"

    I tried to add a reference to a particular edition of a journal to the Ralph Vaughan Williams article, but numeric characters are not allowed, which meant I could give the date.

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  17. INclude a source box for user added data

    I'm adding from medal rolls and as a researcher, I'd like to know where that info came from. Also covers newspaper obits, London Gazette etc.

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  18. 7 votes
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  19. See a timeline on a Life Story

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

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  20. 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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