Feedback and discussion

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

You can enter a question or comment until 5.00pm on Friday 15 March 2019

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Notes /Additional Info

    There are too few opportunities to add notes/additional info. Suggest this feature be added on all data entry fields

    8 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Image Slideshows

      What about being able to view multiple images connected to a Life as a slideshow rather than just individual pictures?

      5 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • My grandfather served as a Gunner RFA and later as a Pioneer. Suggest primary/preferred role be selectable.

        When I first started entering data my grandfather's page was titled Gunner. Then when I corrected the RE entry from Gunner to Pioneer the title changed to John George Lawrence Pioneer. I'd like to be able to select Gunner as this is what he did for most of the war.

        3 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Editting

          I'd like to edit the reason against a source but the only options are Challenge or Remove.

          9 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • possible error in search

            i searched for "lawson" then refined to "arthur" then refined to "2nd lt" Didnt find the soldier I was looking for. However when searching for "arthur cresswell lawson" found the match. It seems the search may not be consistent

            2 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 7 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Is there a browse facility

                i enjoy researching about those involved in WW1 even if i don't have a specific name. Is there a browse facility?

                4 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow more than 1 treatment centre/hospital to be recorded and also allow numbers to be input in this field

                  I have a chain of treatment from a casualty clearing station through to a hospital in England for an ancestor. I cannot see any way of recording this as only 1 hospital may be entered. Also I wish to enter No 3 Scottish General Hospital but the field will not accept numbers - I have had to input as 'third'. As many WW1 hospitals were known by a number, this should be allowed

                  12 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More authority files?

                    It would be helpful to have more authority files, both to guide data capture and as general reference. Two examples which come to mind are regiments and places.

                    A searchable hyperlinked overview of the structure of the British Army would be helpful when trying to decide if the regiment (or part thereof) mentioned in an external source matches the regiment recorded in the War Medal data. (I'm assuming that the IWM already has such a resource.)

                    For place names, we are very much left on our own when deciding what to record, and the result will be anarchy. Can't you…

                    2 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disambiguating individuals from Medal Card info

                      I have additional information about Sapper Edward J. Wilson of the Royal Engineers. However, there are two people with exactly this name, rank and regiment in the Medal Card data. I have no idea what his service number was.

                      I need to be able to flag that my additional facts relate to one of these individuals, but I can't be sure which.

                      Is there additional information available from the IWM which could help with disambiguation of individuals? For example, my Edward was from Grasmere.

                      7 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Are the life stories only for people who were enlisted?

                        Where are the records for people who contributed to the war effort but did not enlist?

                        2 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Some of the records are duplicated

                          Specifically Ernest Gilberthorpe - one of my ancestors - has 2 identical records in his name.

                          2 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • you could add data from the Morayshire Roll of Honour,

                            https://archive.org/details/morayshirerollof1921mora - this book is now available on line and gives details of those who served including members of the RNR who served in fishing vessels, whalers, etc

                            4 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Linking to these records

                              What plans are there to be able to link _to_ these person records, using persistent URLs? Will they be available as Linked Data? What information will be available without payment?

                              7 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Missing service number

                                I have been entering details for my great uncle Robert Heslop (Hislop) Reid on Lives but note that as his service number was not included on the Medal Card there does not appear to be a way that this detail can be added. Can this be fixed.

                                1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1 vote
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create communities based on HMS Ship service?

                                    Was just thinking that when the Naval records get added, a logical step would be to create HMS Ship communities. All those that served on HMS Ark Royal for example, or any other vessels.

                                    Would that work?

                                    3 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Lives of women anti war activists

                                      I have researched a number of anti war activists and COs . Will there be space for these lives? They are largely unremembered.
                                      Dr Ali Ronan

                                      11 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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?

                                        18 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Country name in address

                                          In the address field, the country is problematic. If we are dealing with 1914-19 and indeed a few years after, then someone with an Irish address might choose United Kingdom (as I would), or Ireland. I wondered if we should cut UK and instead go for the four constituent nations for the wartime period? That then raises an issue of how to treat post-partition addresses as these will sometimes appear on, for example, medal cards or service/pensions records. I suggest that instead of 'United Kingdom' and 'Ireland', we need 'England, 'Wales', 'Scotland', 'Ireland (to 2 May 1921)', 'Northern Ireland (from…

                                          11 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and discussion

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base