Remembering Today Box

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    You may have noticed...

    On the top left of the Portal Page, we now have a random WW2 casualty that should change daily.
    Click it, and you'll go to the CWGC entry (or click with your mouse wheel to open it in a new tab).

    Nobody's going to be surprised that this is down to a lump of code Geoff501 bolted together and gave to us.
    Thanks Geoff!
    (Will he ever tire of all this praise?) :unsure:

    It might take a bit more tweaking to get just right. Seems to work OK on the four main browsers; IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari - If anyone notices anything odd about the way it displays, give us a shout.

    ~A
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Blimey, I see today's is this one.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    A 55 year old , died at home & they still managed to lose his grave.
     
  3. ChefDave

    ChefDave Junior Member

    nice one.
     
  4. bern

    bern Senior Member

    great idea
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice one.

    What about running a daily thread about the servicemen featured where we flag up what we know about them when/where they died?
     
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Good idea Paul.
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'd kind of assumed that would have happened already.

    Get on with it then ;).
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Owen's the boy to kick that off.
     
  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Another good idea by Geoff.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  10. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Great idea Geoff and thanks to Adam for including it on the forum
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  13. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Great idea Geoff...

    There is likely to be a proportional number of air crew pop up, so keeps those references handy!

    ...and thanks to Adam for including it on the forum

    Some lateral thinking applied.
     
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  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  15. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I can do HTML me... well... sort of... a bit :unsure:


    <bullshit> It's easy, anyone could do it.</bullshit>
     
  16. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Great idea guys, well done.
    WG
     
  17. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    It's a small world. When I was developing this, I noticed on my first test list that I generated was one of my research subjects at the time. The final version uses the year number to seed the random selection generator, for each year list, so he was not in the final working list. I had around 100 WW1 researchees at the time, statistics is not my best subject but I think the odds of one of my men popping up somewhere over a year is only around 1 in 30. Be prepared to be surprised at what pops up. Any statisticians out there?
     
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  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Ok, I'm a lone anorak :lol:
     
  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    no no Geoff

    you are not alone
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Well done Geoff !

    Ron
     

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