Feedback and discussion

 

This Forum is now closed to new posts. Thank you for taking part in the discussion.

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. Make the 'please explain' box optional

    Does the 'please explain' field add to the validity of a record?
    When conntecting evidence there are the tick boxes to select to show why the record connects to George Spencer Hallas. I think that the 'Please explain' box doesn't necessarily add anything to this as I just reiterate the points that I've ticked.
    Maybe make the 'please explain' optional, to be used for further info, or to flag up points of possible confusion etc.

    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…)
      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Order of the data in the "Unit & Rank" table

      The populating of this data can be haphazard. Unfortunately, what is showing up is data in "last inputted" order, rather than in date order, and the resulting mess is unsightly. I've had one instance where the man has an older unit and service number added, and this has overwritten the original MIC detail

      29 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  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Spouse details - Date of marriage but not place?

        I have put spouse details in for one of my ancestors. It asked for date of marriage but not place. Would it make sense to allow us to put these in together?

        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…)
          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Problems when adding an employer's name - no symbols allowed

          I have an employer's name that includes a comma and the "&" symbol. These can't be used. Quite a few company names include them. Can this be changed?

          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 →
          • Enlistment and Discharge

            IN the Enlistment area, there is a requirement for entering a Town. Apart from the few surviving records and perhaps some local newspapers, this will be pretty hard to come by. I tried entering a date from the SWB rolls but I couldn't as there is no town listed. Perhaps it should be altered to be similar to the Discharge option where only the date is mandatory.

            On the subject of discharges, can an extra field for Cause of Discharge be added? Even men leaving the Army after the war were usually discharged to Class Z Reserve and then there…

            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…)
              open for voting  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Alphabetical listing - First, Surnames

              Where there are listings to select from, have them listed Alphabetically for First Name, Surname, Unit/Regiments etc, will make easier to view.

              Also country selection for all other commonwealth countries who served in WW1

              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…)
                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Can't search for names that start with 'Mc'. You need to drop the 'Mc', eg. I had to search for 'Cord' instead of 'McCord' to find it.

                I can't search for names that start with 'Mc'. You need to drop the 'Mc', eg. I had to search for 'Cord' instead of 'McCord' to find it. This happened with a few other Mc names as I tested a few to see if it was consistent.

                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…)
                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change Rank and Regiment

                  Thomas Brookes Minshall appears as "Corporal Acting Serjeant" and "King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Service #230730"

                  He appears in the index as:
                  Acting Serjeant Thomas Brookes Minshall
                  British Army Cheshire Yeomanry, Service #1033

                  Thomas enlisted into the Cheshire Yeomanry in 1914. They later merged with the Shropshire Yeomanry to form a Battalion of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

                  He was Commissioned in Cairo in 1917 and served the remained of the war as 2nd Lieutenant with the 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion Suffolk Regiment.

                  How do I change his life story heading such that it reflects the highest rank that he attained…

                  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…)
                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change Evidence Order

                    Insofar as I have been able to ascertain, evidence is listed in the order in which it is added. So I may add a census record, which leads me to a date of birth. Later I add some military records, which lead to a new address and further census data, then perhaps a marriage. Later more military info. etc. Can the order that the evidence is listed by changed so that I can group say BMD, census, military, London Gazette, etc in a more easily accessible reference list?

                    13 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 →
                    • I'd like to be able to 'remember' people from the search results page, and not only from the life story page.

                      I've recently been finding people to remember by searching for '[name] [number]' which typically only generates one or two hits - I'd like to be able to press 'remember' from the search page, rather than have to open the life story page to do so.

                      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…)
                        planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Evidence

                        So if I've got this right then you first have to upload 'proof' and take the 'known facts' from that source? For example: Instead of just clicking 'Improve this fact' for a person's birth date; I have to find a web link, from say ancestory.com, first? Or I could upload scanned copies? This fine for family tree researchers but means 'normal' people will not be able to add details about family members. This surely negates the whole idea of the project by getting memories/facts of a high percentage of the armed forces? Most people will not have access to these…

                        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…)
                          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          38 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  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expand "Add External Reference" options

                            Options are limited to Website; Book/Publication/Archive and Copy of Official Document. I have added a tombstone transcript, treating this as "Copy of Official Document" but it would be better to have at least an "Other" option - this is physical evidence and publicly accessible, so it is not evidence in private hands. Others will surely also want to add such transcripts (e.g. from photos of war graves).

                            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 →
                            • Returning to results listing

                              Clicking on return to results tab following search on individuals details takes you back to the first page of results. Can this be changed to returning to the page from which the details were selected.

                              10 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 →
                              • 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.

                                23 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  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Highlight connected records in search

                                  When searching for official records, there's no easy way to see which have already been connected without clicking through. Highlighting these in some way (eg a red icon rather than blue) would save a good deal of clicking and backtracking.

                                  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…)
                                    open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Notes /Additional Info

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

                                    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…)
                                      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 →

                                          Feedback and discussion

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base