? Location of 'Profile' in Large Sibling Lists

+6 votes

Location of 'Profile' in Large Sibling Lists is a problem when trying to do edits and checks .   I wish to suggest a location mark   O   in the DoB Listing where it would usually be positioned. There are two window panes where this is visible :

1.) The Profile below, and 2.) In the Edit mode :

(A Christmas pressie please) - cheers - john.a - -

Siblings: (In Profile Mode)

Henry Whittall (Harry) Venn     

Born about 27 Oct 1846 [uncertain] in South Australiamap

Ancestors ancestors

Son of Robert Charles Venn and Elizabeth Victoria Catherine (Evans) Venn

Brother of Robert Edward Venn, Catherine Anna Venn,   O    Mark John Venn, John James Venn, Margaret Ann Venn [half], Andrew Harriott Charles Venn [half], Thomas Scott Venn [half], Francis Venn [half], Joseph Augustus Venn [half], Francis Harriott Venn [half], George William Venn [half], Elizabeth Emily Catherine Venn [half], James Grosse Venn [half], Charles Rudolph Arthur Venn [half] and Young Robert Venn [half] [add sibling]

Husband of Charlotte (Shenton) Venn — married 10 Dec 1874 in Bunbury, Western Australiamap

Siblings: (In Edit Mode)


1. Robert Edward Venn Privacy Level: Open (White) 

2.  Catherine Anna Venn Privacy Level: Open (White)

  O   3.  Henry Whittall (Harry) Venn,   Profile in Edit Mode - - (non-active colour)

4.  Mark John Venn Privacy Level: Open (White)

5.  John James Venn Privacy Level: Open (White)

WikiTree profile: Harry Venn
in WikiTree Tech by John Andrewartha G2G6 Mach 8 (84.0k points)
recategorized by Steven Harris
sounds like a good idea, John!  I didn't realize it was the sib list causing that big gap!

2 Answers

+3 votes

This is a good idea. It would be helpful to know when in the order of the family the person in the current profile was born.

However, I feel the marker O  you suggest, and the presence of a comma before it but the absence of one after it, are not very attractive aesthetically.

An alternative in your first case 1) would be to change "Brother of" or "Sister of" to "Siblings:", then include "self," in the list at the appropriate point. An alternative to "self," could be the profile name without a link but bolded or italicised.

by Jim Richardson G2G6 Pilot (488k points)
Jim, I very much like the idea of having the name in bold in the sibling list of the individual whose profile one is on.

 - Folks - the mark was an 'indicator' of the location for the profile - it could look like below - -

Catherine Anna Venn,   O ,   Mark John Venn, , however, on the profile page of the 'subject' , the Link becomes  'inactive' or (non-active colour)

Catherine Anna Venn,   Henry Whittall (Harry) Venn,    Mark John Venn,

 - more to think about - - - cheers - john.a

+2 votes

If you're interested, I've added this to my Chrome extension.  Try it out. The extension is now called Auto WikiTree Tables +.  I introduced it here.. With the latest version (v. 2.0, available sometime tomorrow (I think)), Harry's profile looks like this:

by Ian Beacall G2G6 Pilot (172k points)
edited by Ian Beacall

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