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  1. Why?

    Why are some people not showing as remembered? I have devoted the past year to your belief that everyone should be remembered but the computer is not showing this. Have you a review form or a feedback form from past subscribers? I feel that I have been mis sold.

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    • Information missing from Dashboard and Community pages

      I've recently noticed that rank, middle names, dates of birth and death and number of people remembering them are no longer visible for some (but certainly not all) remembered 'Lives' on my dashboard or Community pages - e.g. see https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/5977 p2 Frederick Purton and Humphrey John Talbot. The missing info reappears when the record is opened but it would be good to have it visible again on dashboard and Community pages. How can I achieve this? Thank you, Jane

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      • Adding half-siblings

        Could you consider adding categories for half-brother and half-sister, as that is not a current option for siblings but is the case in a number of families?
        Thank you, Jane

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        • The 'Remove A Story' Function Is Not Operational

          I am trying to remove existing stories and replace them with longer versions now that the 5000 character length has been provided.

          I have attempted on numerous occasions but have only been successful once.[using the gear below the story]

          Any ideas please?

          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1901300

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            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • add to communities

              Is it possible to add to communities you don't own? Would like to add grandfather and great uncle's life story to Manchester regt

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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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Missing NEXT option for communities on mobile devices

                          On the communities page on mobile devices you cannot go to a second page.

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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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Theatre of War Synopsise (ie Salonika, Western Front, Gallipoli) linked to reliant records

                                    A synopsis of the different theatres of war linked to soldiers records would be useful. Several 100,000 men were sent to fight in Salonika in Greece in 1916 for the rest of the war and there was the failed Galipoli expedition and fighting in Africa. Outside of the Western front people know very little and a short synopsis of the theatre and why troops were there linked to records would give greater understanding.

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                                    • Allowing for multiple enlistments

                                      It doesn't seem that one can enter enlistment details more than once, which proved awkward for a relative who joined under-age, was discharged, then called up at 18. I have also come across two instances of relatives who enlisted on three separate occasions (unusual I grant you) and wonder if the entry criteria could allow for this?

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                                      • Please make the "Connect this record to xxxxx" pop-up draggable.

                                        When connecting a record the pop-up box is fixed (at least this is the case on a Mac) which obscures the underlying record and information on it that you are trying to use.

                                        It would be useful if the pop-up could be dragged elsewhere to reveal the record you're connecting.

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                                        • Provide the facility to nest communities

                                          For example, D Coy, 7 RIR (the Pals company from Jersey) would have a community, but you'd want them in a bigger community for all men from Jersey. I'd like to nest the one community inside the other, rather than have to add 300+ individuals to both.

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