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  1. 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.

    • 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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      • Create personal events (not available to other users via the search box)

        The feature will allow anybody to create events that would be saved to their account.

        Once created, any personal events would be available from the search box for that user ONLY - this will allow you to pick and choose from your personal events and world events if desired, as well as reuse them on different timelines.

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        • 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.

          • 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.

              • 'On this day' tool

                Choose any date, and be presented with a list of all of the anniversaries occurring on that date.

                As a list, this could be separated into sections for anniversaries of different levels of significance (10 years, 100 years etc), and ordered by event rank so that the most 'important' events are at the top of the list.

                An alternative view would be direct display of the results on the timeline. A lovely extra would be colour coding them by the type of anniversary (e.g. centenaries could be set to red)

                Note: this has been posted by Histropedia, but was originally…

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                • Colour code events using a Wikidata query

                  Use any Wikidata query to assign a chosen colour to a group of events on the timeline.

                  E.g. On a timeline of World War I battles, you could mark every battle with greater than 10,000 casualties with a red colour.

                  Other great uses would be very quick colour coding of timelines by location, event type ("instance of") or date range.

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                  • Show Charts in the timeline background (from file, statistics or Wikidata)

                    The chart would be plotted on the 'timeline canvas', so it appeared as a background behind the events.
                    This would be amazing for seeing data related to the timeline you are viewing - For example, a chart of the population of a country against a timeline of it's military history.

                    For data sources:

                    Option 1: FILES - The user could upload a .csv file for example.

                    Option 2: STATISTICS - Have a search system which shows results from a selection of publicly available statistics (which we could hopefully add to continuously).

                    Option 3: WIKIDATA - Choose a property from Wikidata,…

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                    • 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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