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  1. Mobile zoom out on cards

    I tried to do a squeeze zoom out on my mobile device to see smaller cards, aND a wider timeline, and I can't preventing effective sense of the whole timeline.

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      I see exactly what you mean. We were going to have pinch and zoom controlling the timespan juts like the current zoom buttons do (without changing event card size), but it would be nice to be able to do both kinds of zoom ideally.
      We’ll have a think about a few ways to do this and keep you posted.

    • Timeline of holders for a role

      Hi and thanks for an amazing service. The sort of timelines I and colleagues are interested in creating relate to holders of a role, e.g. principal of a college. Since only birth and death dates of people are currently used, we can't create timelines of when different people held one office. This is something I'm sure people want to do - e.g. to show not when the different Presidents of the US lived, but the dates when they held office. Is this planned for future versions of Histropedia?

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        Glad you’re enjoying the site! This feature is actually one of the top priorities for the next round of improvements, so it shouldn’t be too long before it’s available.
        Our plan is to do a mass import from Wikidata, using properties like ‘position held’, ‘employer’ and ‘educated at’ to create the new events.
        We will keep this item updated, so you’ll be notified when work starts on the feature, and when it is complete.

      • Timeline Explanation/Description box

        Allow timeline creator to write a description of the timeline. Can be used to write a summary, or to give further information about the contents of the timeline.

        Anyone viewing the timeline would be able to see this description, and it would be editable by the creator at any time.

        (suggested by user apollo_stream)

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          We don’t have a definite time for deployment of this feature yet, but it is on our road map and will be available soon.
          Please vote if this is something you need, as this will bring it further up the to do list.

        • Allow any user to add/edit related media (recommended Books, Films and Music)

          Allow any user to add specific related media to the content tabs in the reading window. At the moment, the contents of the Books, Films and Music tabs is only defined by searching for the title of the event.

          For example, a user would be able to add a specific book to the list of results in the books tab by clicking on a 'edit' button to customise the list.

          As this will be a completely Wiki style system. this feature would also allow any user to remove items from the list, and change the order that the results are…

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            This feature is planned, but please vote for it if you would like to see it implemented as this will help to bring it further up the priority list.

            If anyone has any specific requests about how they would like this feature to work, please post a comment here.

          • Other languages

            It would be great to have this tool for other wikipedias. It would be useful for much more people.

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              Extending the system to support all languages is a central part of our vision for the site. We will start work on this as soon as possible, but there are a few other features that need to come in first so that we build the correct underlying structure for multi-language support.

            • Filter the timeline using a Wikidata query

              This feature would allow you to use any Wikidata query to filter the contents of the currently loaded timeline.

              For example, you may wish to filter the timeline to show only People, or only events that occurred in a particular location (or any other of the infinite number of conditions that can be defined with Wikidata queries).

              Negative queries could also be used to remove certain matching items from the timeline.

              Ultimately, any user will be able to attach Wikidata based filters to timelines, so other users can turn them on or off with a simple tick box.

              Note: this…

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              • Automatically generate the local history of a person or other event

                If a person was known to live in a certain location (or various locations during their life), the system would be able to automatically add the local history of that person to the timeline, showing only the people, buildings and other events that were local to them at the time they lived.

                The only input required would be the user deciding a distance of interest (e.g. anything within 30km of the person's location).

                This would also work for any other event with a known location. For example, you may wish to generate the local history of a bridge, allowing you…

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                • Display personal family tree data on the timeline from a third party service (e.g. MyHeritage.com)

                  This feature would allow you to link with an existing account with a personal family tree service (e.g. myheritage.com or ancestry.com).

                  The family data that has been entered on the other site would be automatically imported and displayed on the timeline, with an option to colour code the people according to their family connection (e.g. grand-parents in Green, first cousins in blue etc).

                  You would then be able to create timelines using any combinations of your family tree events and the existing historical events and timelines in Histropedia, allowing you to build up a picture of what the world was…

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                  • Automatically add descendents and relatives of a person to the timeline

                    When you select a person's event card on the timeline, pop up options would be displayed to allow the following:

                    1. Show descendants

                    2. Show family tree (i.e. all relatives)

                    In each case, the results would be added straight to the timeline.
                    As a further improvement, colour coding could be used to show the different types of family connection if desired.

                    Please comment if there are any other relative related options that you would like to see available in the future.

                    Note: The functionality described is actually already available, but is quite advanced as knowledge of Wikidata Queries is required.…

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                    • Allow very large timelines to be displayed (up to millions of events!)

                      Currently, around 500 events is the maximum number of events you can have on a timeline before the site begins to slow down significantly.

                      We are changing the way that large timelines are being processed by the system, which will allow timelines of any size to be displayed without any significant slowdown.

                      Note: This feature will also allow us to release the first version of the timeline of everything!

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                      • Ability to categorize and tag events

                        When one has 50 plus events it becomes useful to be able to tag and categorize the event to group these meaningfully. I would recommend tags and categories for events. Let me take an example. Independence movement of India: 50 plus events for now... Categories would be useful to group as follows by timeline: East India period, Post mutiny British rule, Civil Disobedience, World War II, etc. Tags would be useful to capture meta data like... Congress, Muslim league, INA, revolutionary, satyagraha, etc (these would allow for grouping across categories). Addition of of these two features would immensely enhance the…

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                          This is definitely something that we plan to implement. The first form of categorisation that we will introduce will be colour coding of events, with the ability to specify what each colour means in an on screen ‘key’ – see idea http://histropedia.uservoice.com/forums/246686-general/suggestions/6158629-colour-coded-events.

                          Regarding tagging events:
                          We have been thinking that the timeline directory will effectively behave as an automatic topic based tag for events (each event is tagged with the public timeline names it is part of), but I can see that this would not be as flexible as the ability to select custom tags. We’ll keep an eye on this idea for the future.

                        • Create global events (linked to any section in a Wikipedia article)

                          This capability would be very handy. Often the event may point to a section in the wikipedia article. Ability to have the event link to the section that merely the wikipedia page would be helpful to give relevant content to a reader.

                          Note from Histropedia: This feature is for creating events that will be available to all other users of the site (i.e. notable events that are currently missing). If you are interested in making PERSONAL events that are not available to all other users, see idea http://histropedia.uservoice.com/forums/246686-general/suggestions/6283224-create-personal-events-not-available-to-other-use

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                            This is an absolutely vital feature and is currently on our roadmap to be started just after we release the timeline directory.

                            It will give you the ability to create any Custom event that you like, that will then be available to all users of the site (including the ability to edit the details you choose).

                            This will finally allow the creation of the finer details of history, like individual events that happened in a person’s life.

                            The planned feature will have the following following options for a custom event:

                            1) Choose any desired name.

                            2) Link the event to any section of a any Wikipedia article.

                            3) If desired, the date for a custom event can be linked to a chosen date in Wikidata, so that it can be maintained by bots automatically in case of any future changes to the date.

                            Note: We also plan to allow ‘aliases’…

                          • Rename Event title (using a list of aliases)

                            This becomes essential to make the event title more relevant. For example if the Wikipedia article was Mahatma Gandhi and the event being called out was "Mahatma Gandhi moves to India". Currently, The event date can be added in addition to choosing the Article, however the title remaining as Mahatma Gandhi while it would be more meaningful to rename the title. This request is similar to the ability to rename the article name in Wikipedia contextually when invoking as a link in wikipedia (for e.g: [[Viceroy of India|viceroy]].

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                              This is a feature we have planned.

                              It will allow you to choose between a number of aliases for every event. These aliases can be edited or added by anyone.

                              For example:

                              Other aliases for the event “Presidency of Barrack Obama” could be:
                              1. “Barrack Obama”
                              2. “Obama presidency”
                              3. “44th President”
                              4. "44th President of the US

                              Note: This feature will not let you create completely new events, it will just allow alternative names for the exisitng one’s.

                              For creating distinct new events, see feature http://histropedia.uservoice.com/forums/246686-general/suggestions/6307522-create-global-events-linked-to-any-section-in-a-w

                            • Allow for horizontal scrolling with the mouse / touch pad

                              Currently, using the mouse to scroll horizontally changes the timeline scale. This feature would enable horizontal scrolling on the mouse to control just that (instead of clicking and dragging) and not the timeline scale.

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                              • Sorting Events

                                It would be great if there was an option of rearranging the line-segments representing events with duration, so that they are sorted from bottom to top based on the start date of the event. Another option to sort based on end date would be equally useful. Since I am using histropedia primarily to plot life-times and long-duration events, these organizational options would make it even more useful to me.

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                                • Extra info/text on events

                                  At the moment you can extract/get information on events on Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube and so on. It would be very useful to be able to create your own information, text, images, links and video. This would make the Histropedia tool much more useful for teachers and students for example.

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                                  • Constrained Dragging

                                    It's visually desirable to keep the line connecting an event to its date vertical - would it be possible to have an option that would constrain the dragging to vertical shifts only?

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                                    • Identifying Events

                                      It would be great if clicking on any point in the horizontal line that represents the duration of an event would pop up some info about that event (even just the title). On a complex time-line it is difficult to know which lines represent which events.

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                                        This would be a very useful feature which would be good to discuss and develop in this community if anyone has any preferences they would like to share.
                                        We are thinking of the following possible implementation:

                                        1. Clicking on the ‘period line’ (horizontal duration marker) would just select the event, allowing you to see which event the line represents.

                                        2. Hover over the period line to have the ‘name’ and ‘date’ of the event pop up, without selecting the event.

                                      • Active Events for a Chosen Date

                                        Most of the events I am recording are actually durations (specifically, life-spans and extended events). It would be very useful to be able to select a date and get a list of all the events that intersect that date.

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                                        • Export timelines in documented JSON format

                                          The website claims to publish all timelines as open data, but I found not link to actually download a timeline. Could you provide a visible download link with documentation of the format? I expect it to be a simple, readable JSON structure. The data returned by http://histropedia.uat.co/Api/GetArticlesByIds.ashx seems rather internal but it may be a start (?)

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