Contribute Your Ideas for New Timelines
Use one of the submit
you like your timelines featured on the home page and credited
to you? Contact me with a list of events
you'd like to see posted. Once they're up, you can replace them
with others by notifying me.
To submit a timeline of your own, please use one of the submit
forms. I review all submissions and then post them to the site.
I usually get everything posted within 24 hours, but sometimes get
*****IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING
EXPLORING TIMELINES: *****
If you would like to explore a timeline, please explore it from
the "add an event" link on the actual timeline. If you
explore a timeline from the submit forms you reach from this page,
it will come to me as a new item and I won't be sure what timeline
you are exploring.
Have you submitted
something that's not posted? I may be holding it because I
have a question for you.
This site is presented as a "Day in History" type site.
It goes into some detail but doesn't cover every aspect of an event
on the calendar pages. If you would like to submit backup information
or discussion of your timeline, feel free to do so. I'll post the
highlights on the calendar pages and the backup info on the discussion
Since this is a "Day in History" type site, remember
that the start of your timeline needs to have been listed as history
for a reason. For example, if you want to speculate about what would
have happened if the Space Shuttle Challenger hadn't blown up, you
need to come up with a reason it made the list. You can't have an
entry that says "Space Shuttle Challenger Launched - Doesn't
Blow Up" Dozens of space shuttles have been launched without
For the most part, the timelines here are physically possible.
That doesn't mean you can't have aliens stop the Watergate burglary,
but keep that kind of timeline to a minimum.
I'll publish any timeline as long as:
- It's not obscene
- It's not slanderous
- It makes some kind of sense in a historical context (Joan of
Arc can't help France in World War II)
- One thing I won't post is an event
in which Hillary Clinton is declared to be gay. I get a lot of
these! I'm not going to make a claim about a living person's sexuality.
I do this website for fun, not to get myself in trouble. True,
there is one timeline in which an alternate Bill Clinton claims
Hillary is gay but that is just a claim that he makes - Hillary
is not confirmed to be gay in that timeline. "Not that there's
anything wrong with that" - Jerry Sienfeld and George Costanza
When it comes to explorations, I'm going to make a policy that
if a timeline is explored and the exploration seems to be going
against the spirit of the original contributor, I will make a divergence
for these explorations. What has been occurring lately is that a
submitter with political leanings to the left or right will submit
a timeline, but someone of the opposite side will explore the timeline
making the other side "win". For example, (this has not
been submitted) Person A may submit that Gray Davis wins the recall
election. Person B ( a Davis hater) then submits an event saying
"but upon recounting the votes it's found that Davis committed
vote fraud and actually lost". That exploration will now become
a divergence timeline of it's own so that Person A may explore what
happens after Davis's win, while Person B can explore the results
of the vote fraud. If you want to discuss or argue, use the "discuss
this timeline" link on each timeline. See timeline 275 for
an excellent example of a discussion.
I reserve the right to edit. Please take a look at the date
of your event to make sure it has not already been done.