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  1. 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

    • Zoom out further (to see millions or billions of years)

      Currently, you can only see around 10,000 years on the screen when you are zoomed out as far as possible.

      Ultimately, this needs to be increased so that it's possible to see billions of years on the screen at one time (around 14 billion years for all of time)

      However, even being able to zoom out to see 100,000 or 1 million years would be an amazing start

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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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        • 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.

          • 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.

            • 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.

              • 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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                • 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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                    • 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’…

                      • Colour coded events

                        Allow the user to choose the colour of individual events on the timeline (to allow categorisation).

                        The user would be able specify what each colour means (e.g. Red = Battles), and this would be displayed on a 'key' that is saved with the timeline.

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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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                          • Option to minimise the period lines

                            Period lines show the duration of the event. This feature would allow you to show/hide all of the period lines (useful for a timeline where the duration of each event is not so important).

                            When the period lines are set to hidden, the currently selected event and any starred events would still keep their period lines - this would allow you to pick out a few particular events that have a visible duration, while leaving all other events with hidden period lines.

                            The setting chosen by the user would also be saved and shared with their timeline.

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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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                              • 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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