Identifying details of changed profiles in activity feed

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I find the Wiki Genealogy Feed email useful,  but find the activity section a bit frustrating as the profiles changed are identified only by the person's name. Would it be possible to add dates of birth and death and location where known? That would make it easier for me to tell at a glance if the profile is of interest or someone born recently on another continent.

Thanks,

Tim
in WikiTree Tech by Tim Partridge G2G6 Mach 3 (30.8k points)
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Hi Tim,

Adding birth and death dates to history tracking items is an interesting idea.

I'm inclined to think that including locations would be too much, i.e. it would crowd the feed too much. Regardless, dates would be the first step.

On the Changes pages for profiles the dates wouldn't be helpful. I think they would be in most other feeds. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Activity_Feeds

For private people, would we show the date decades or nothing at all? My first inclination is nothing, i.e. we would only include dates for Public and Open profiles.

I'm going to look into this.

Thanks,

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Tim Partridge
Thanks Chris.

Regarding private people I'd put (private) instead of dates. Since in most feeds you don't get info for profiles you have changed, a possible processing shortcut might be to display dates as publicly available and not looking at trusted lists. Not sure if that makes life easier?

I'm quite keen on location as in earlier times people were less mobile. Some kind of location would give an idea if someone lived in same area as people of interest. I appreciate it could be quite bulky. Perhaps make it an option for the user.? That probably makes programming more complex though.

Thanks

Tim

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