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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #9 on: Friday 18 March 05 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Arranroots,

that will be my next step:  DELETE and EDIT

If EDIT is tricky, then at least DELETE, and then you can at least re-enter with fresh data !

as the saying goes ..... watch this space !   ;D
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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #10 on: Friday 18 March 05 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Gobsmacked  :o

You are a star - many thanks for this  ;D
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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 20 March 05 12:06 GMT (UK) »
And the next changes ......

- "Comments" can now be up to 40 chars. long,  :)
- Input has been simplified                                  :)
- a DELETE Function added, use wisely !!! (click on "SHOW just my Surname Interests" )      :)

An EDIT function is harder !  For the time being, DELETE any thing you want to change and enter it again !

I suggest that anybody, who has multiple names on one line, or who has Name and place on one line,
should delete this line and re-enter, one line = one name.
because SIT considers this to be one name,  which means:

- the first name in the line will only be found if searching "begins with" or "within words"
- the other names will only be found if searching "within words"
- you will never be found in other Chatters' "SHOW all with my surname interests"
- you will never be find anybody else when you click "SHOW all with my surname interests"


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Bob

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PS:  Goggy, what's with this "Langsam, langsam."  ???  You should see me when I am being "schnell" !!  ;D
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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 20 March 05 15:02 GMT (UK) »
 :D :D :D

Hi Bob

I don't know whether anyone else has asked this question, but here goes - will it be possible, eventually, to see all the names at one go ?  ie:  click onto a page and scroll down it alpabetically, or will it only be possible to use the 'boxes', at present in operation ??

 ;D ;D ;D
BUCKLEY, Ches. DUNN, Ireland & Lancs. EDGSON, Rutland, Leics & Lancs. LYON, Lancs. McNULTY, Ireland & Lancs. MORRIS, Beds, Hunts & Lancs. SWARBRICK, Lancs. TURNER, Lancs. WILLIAMSON, Lancs.

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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 20 March 05 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mobo,

it's easy enough to do, but how many want it ???

If there is enough demand, I'll implement it,

BUT                                             BUT                               BUT                          BUT     [/color]
the more people join in (and I imagine, that when the access is through a button on the main page, and not so hidden as it is now, then almost everbody will)  then, to quote Familysearcher
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As we now have over 12000 members at this rate we could end up researching 1/4 million names.  Are there that many?  More importantly - Will the data base cope!!??!!

Do you really want to scroll through THAT many names ???

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 20 March 05 16:48 GMT (UK) »
 :D :D

It was just a thought Bob - es egal !!
BUCKLEY, Ches. DUNN, Ireland & Lancs. EDGSON, Rutland, Leics & Lancs. LYON, Lancs. McNULTY, Ireland & Lancs. MORRIS, Beds, Hunts & Lancs. SWARBRICK, Lancs. TURNER, Lancs. WILLIAMSON, Lancs.

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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #15 on: Monday 28 March 05 07:32 BST (UK) »
The surname interest site is a great idea; I have already found one possible match! However, what happens when there are a lot more people using it and the Jones matches line goes on for a few kms?! Is there any way to narrow down the searches for common surnames? Date matches maybe, or forenames as well?
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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #16 on: Monday 28 March 05 09:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Rian,

Interesting ideas, but early days yet. 

I think once the test phase is over then many more Chatters will be using it, and the more data we have, the more likely we are to want to refine the searches.

Your ideas definitely go in the pot !!

And the rest of you, if you also have any ideas, share them with us !

Bob


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Re: SIT: Suggestion Box
« Reply #17 on: Monday 28 March 05 16:03 BST (UK) »
Brilliant idea! I've added all my names!
Now waiting for contacts on Rootsweb.

I have added the dates of where I have got back to with each name, will it be possible to edit them as I go back further or will I have to delete and make another entry?????????????

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DEVON; Snow, Hill, Cole, Chapple, Davy
EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE: Barker, Dunn, Routh, Wilkinson, Wright
IRELAND; Wilson, Jordan, Kiely, Barrett, Donoran, McGrath
LANCASHIRE; Rayner
LONDON; Brooman, Fenn, Morley, James
NORTHAMPTON; Marriott, Coles, Lamb
WEST YORKSHIRE; Binns, Knowling, Paterson, Rayner