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  1. Will there be organisational subscription packages?

    Will there be organisational subscription packages as well as individual subscription packages? Eg. a package aimed at public libraries. & if so, is the fact that organisations may already subscribe to FMP Community Edition & the BNA, being taken into consideration?

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    • Option to sort Remembered Life Stories

      Have an option to sort Rememberd Life Stories alphabetically by surname.

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      • Highlight and link names to particular campaigns i.e Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916

        Official lists of who was actually there are not always accurate - but family histories/personal diaries may shed more light on exactly who was where and when for many battles in Middle East and France/ Belgium. May have to explain that listing may not be totally accurate and not to be relied upon - as it would have been created by the "crowd"?

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        • GLOSSARY of military terms/ranks etc and their abbreviations

          For non-military people such as myself - it takes a bit of work to understand how the different ranks etc work in the military - particularly abbreviations - a comprehensive list which is easy to access would be a good help

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          • By clicking on the IWM( logo top left of this page) users should return to their Dashboard page

            The current method of returning requires users to scroll down this page to the Home icon & click on Lives of the First World War

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            • Automated Biographies based on facts.

              Some family tree programmes have the ability to create simple biographies of individuals using the facts supplied.
              eg: _______ ________ was born the ------------- in --------------. his parents were .................... He attested on the ............. at ................
              etc etc.
              This would be great way of actually creating a story aside from the disparate facts that are only really a collection of evidence.

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              • Date formats

                All dates should be forced to be entered nn month yyyy (e.g. 09 August 1912 - i.e. spell out/abbreviate name of month). Otherwise what will happen with, e.g., USA users - what will 09/08/1912 mean to UK/Australian vs USA users?

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                  started  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Comments on medals

                  The Medal Index Cards and Medal Rolls often have additional information such as date of issue, returned (for correction or undeliverable), or being forfeited etc. It would be nice to have a comments field on the Campaign Medals page to include this information. It could go under Other Military Events > Other but it would be better to keep it in the same place as the medals themselves.

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                  • Ability to upload a pdf file image.

                    Many images/forms are in pdf format particularly from National Archives. When trying to upload a PDF a refusal message was shown. PDF file is one of the most common file type around.

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                    • Source citations need to be editable

                      Need to be able to amend Source Title (and other fields).

                      It would be useful to be able to edit the Title, for example, in order to obtain a consistent naming standard.

                      At the moment you have to get EVERYTHING about a source right first time. Or have to delete and start all over again!

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                      • Open feedback forums and knowledge base in a new tab

                        Open forums and knowledge base in a new tab so you don't lose your place entering or reviewing information for a WW1 Life

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                        • 3 votes
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                            • Searching by variants

                              Charles Van-der-Vord is the name on the medal card, but his correct name is VANDERVORD - so I have amended his record accordingly, but when searching under VANDERVORD - no Van-Der-Vord's show up, so variant searches need to be widened.

                              Also I have entered information and photos for Jesse John FENNER, but when searching under just he name FENNER he does not show up - why?

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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.

                                27 votes
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                                • Countries for adding death facts

                                  Given the nature of the conflict the list of countries prompted for location ought to be different for death fact than for birth facts.

                                  It would make a lot more sense if the top of the list countries for death were France, Belgium, etc rather than UK, Canada, Australia etc.

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                                  • Show full household transcription for censuses having linked a record

                                    It's rather clunky to have to link each person from a family household group separately. If someone is listed on a census return as eg the father, should be possible to click on the relationship and automatically add forenames and surname to the details for the father in the life story (and similarly for other family members)

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                                    • Preferred image size

                                      It would be helpful to have an indication of the preferred image size for images to be uploaded to the site. There is no point in uploading a large image (with a large file size) if it will anyway be displayed at a tenth the original size.

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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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                                        • Include a wider range of relationship options for siblings and parents

                                          Today I needed fields for half brother, half sister and adoptive brother and adoptive sister, but these were unavailable, only brother sister, half brother and half sister. I also had a situation where one of the soldiers I was submitting data for had two sets of parents - natural and adopted, and both fathers lived until at least the time of the son's marriage, and they all lived in the same house. There was no way of explaining this.

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