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  1. Can't find an Army Private on IWM, but have found Attestation papers on Find My Past, why?

    FMP has Attestation, Medical, Demob and other service papers for Arthur Stevens, 5th Worcestershire Reg / 2nd Battalion, Service No 51330. Initially with 47th Training Reserve Battalion (FMP has service no's as 34457 in 1916 and 34460 in 1917) . Cannot find anything for him on IWM, can he be reviewed / added?

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  2. Do not split words in Stories

    I just added a Story based on evidence for Private James Taylor, Lancashire Fusiliers, Service 2065.

    Looking at it - I am aghast at the presentation. Each line consists of a fixed number of characters - i.e. words are split! I *think* I put new-lines in as well - of course they've gone, *if* they were there.

    Please format text properly, like any text-box control would (this happens in Firefox 29 and IE 10. As it is, it makes the whole thing look amateurish....

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  3. 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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  4. How would you like a mention in despatches recorded?

    I've put in the evidence from the gazette but I can't see an obvious place to link it to in my grandfather's life story

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  5. Additional 'seed' information required urgently

    This project has gained considerable media attention. However, unless additional 'seed' information is incorporated as a matter of some urgency the public will lose interest in this effort. I would consider that 'Commonwealth War Graves', 'Navy' and 'Air Force' information is required within days, not weeks.

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  6. Photographs

    I can send a photograph

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  7. 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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  9. media from documentation and from ancestry trees please

    Please put an "upload" media onto your site asap, as it doesnot appear to have this facility

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  10. Delete trial stories

    Ability to delete trial 'Tommy Atkins' story: having included some sources for a trial 'Tommy Atkins' story, I would now like to delete same -as it may confuse members who are searching for an actual ancestor called Tommy Atkins...

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  11. Change the order of Life Story page

    The Life Story page would be more engaging if the facts/images/stories were at the top and the first things seen with the 'add to a life story' and evidence list below.. What does anyone else think? At the moment you have to scroll down through the 'data input' parts before getting to the interesting parts!! Thoughts??

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  12. 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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  13. Link to Dashboard at top of page

    There should be a link to the Dashboard at the top of the screen wherever you are in the site. At present it means scrolling down and finding the link, and this is not possible on all pages!!

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. RAF records

    Please add RAF records next

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  18. 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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  19. Your search facility is very fussy about the format of forenames and initials

    I originally only found my relative Reginald Victor James Bell under service number plus surname. now I have submitted evidence he appears as Reginald Bell but not R Bell. I fear many people will fail to find their relative and give up.

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  20. 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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