* [Wish List entry 615] New values of First and Last for Fact Type Normal Time Frame

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[Wish List entry 615] New values of First and Last for Fact Type Normal Time Frame

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Proposal: Two new values for Normal Time Frame, "First" for items that should sort to the top of the Facts tab and elsewhere, and "Last" for items that should sort to the end. (It could be argued there's some overlap between "First" and "Pre-birth").

Benefits: This would allow users to position items outside the normal timeline, such as 'potted biographies' that need featuring (at the top) or 'fixed' attributes (e.g. DNA data, SSN ) that 'clutter' the timeline in the Facts tab and elsewhere. Although this can be done with Sort Dates that adds a step to data entry for such facts, whereas setting the Normal Time Frame for the Fact Type is more efficient.
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I like the idea, so to build on it I would add the proposal that such facts be displayed without the annoying long dash that is currently used for undated facts, as they are by implication facts where date is not relevant.
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Re: New values of First and Last for Fact Type Normal Time Frame

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Mark1834 wrote: 18 Jul 2023 08:32 as they are by implication facts where date is not relevant.
Not sure that's always the case, Mark -- it could be for things like an SSN or DNA data, but there may be other facts that a user has a date for that they want to sort 'out of the way' for reasons we can't predict.

You could pursue the 'long dash problem' in a separate request, but I don't think mixing it up with this one makes sense.
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