We are working on clearing out the backlog of submitted timelines and events.
The new message boards are up and running.
July 17, 2004
296 new timelines in
the last 5 months
April 29, 2004
You can now view the 20 latest
events added to the site at all times. This page also provide
information on the backlog of events waiting to be posted.
You can also pick any year and see what timelines
began or ended in that year. Search
February 28, 2004
It's been quite awhile since the last What's New.
Here is the list of the 118 new timelines
since January 18. NOTE: I messed up the new
timeline page, so if you looked at it between Saturday the 28th
and 7 pm Eastern Standard (U.S.) time on the 29th, you saw the timelines
posted out of date sequence. This has been fixed.
January 26, 2004
Would 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.
January 17, 2004
Added 8 new timelines to the previous
list of new timelines . Changed the look of the home page. It's
now very little text and lots of sample links. Also, in order to
get pages to load more quickly, any page called from the calendar
will now only bring up the timelines which start on that date. There
is a link to show the entire page with all the timelines which had
continuing events on that date.
January 11, 2004
30 new timelines including the controversial
US invades Canada timeline. Plus, an interesting twist on the Capone
found innocent timeline - Snarky Enterprises!!
December 21, 2003
56 new timelines Plus - vote for the
biggest U.S. alternate news story of 2003. Nominate entries for
the international news poll
November 23, 2003
30 new timelines, and a greatly improved
message board, thanks to David Perritt.
New Message Board
The new message board will allow you to discuss any of the current
timelines under the forum called Specific Timeline Discussions.
You can discuss any manner of topic in the general discussion forum.
Other forums may be added.
I encourage you to create a login name. This will allow us to establish
a community. However, creating a login name is not required.
Benefits of logging in:
- Tracking post count
- Private Messages between users
- Eliminate users posing as another user
- Message board privileges could be granted to users
Please contact me with any problems you encounter.
Timeline Discussion Forum has a thread tied to every timeline
in the database. The most recently discussed thread will float to
the top. This way you will be able to see which timelines are being
discussed. The discuss timeline link located in every timeline brings
you to this forum.
This message board includes a comprehesive search function which
allows you to search for data throughout all the threads.
The discuss timelines link on the left hand side of every page
leads to the specific timeline forum. The message board link at
the top of each page links to the general
discussion message board. Enjoy.
November 2, 2003
23 new timelines. Thanks to
Mike Wilson for the othertimelines.com logo on the home page
October 15, 2003
The first Cubs
fan grabs foul ball event has been submitted.
The first timeline
map has been submitted on timeline 804.
October 13, 2003
As promised, the search engine has been greatly improved.
It now allows multiple words to be searched and is no longer case
sensitive. More improvements are still planned. Thanks to David.
5 new timelines have been added to the
October 11 page.
October 11, 2003
new timelines, and as always,
many explorations. I don't usually list the explorations, but one
(timeline 231) seems so controversial
that I think people might enjoy arguing about it. Please keep your
arguments in the discussion board. If you argue by submitting events
that change the timeline, I'll need to make a divergence.
Coming in the next week - a much improved
28, 2003 - I'm back from
my trip. Thanks to Hurricane Isabel I didn't get to Shenandoah National
Park. It was closed!. Ended up further south in Virginia. 25 new
timelines in this update.
A note: Several timelines have
for some reason lost many of their entries or are not sorting correctly
by date. If you notice this please let me know the timeline number.
Here for the September 28 List of New Timelines
19, 2003 - I know an update is way
overdue but I'm not going to get to do one until the beginning of
October. As a matter of fact, nothing on the website will be updated
between today and September 29 at the earliest. I'm going to be
hiking the Appalachian trail in Shenandoah National Park and vicinity
for a week or so. Once I'm back, I'll do an update and start making
some long promised improvements like getting the submitter's credit
back into the timelines.
Feel free to continue submitting
events. I'll eventually get them posted.
Here for the September 2 List of New Timelines
Here for the August 30 List of New Timelines
August 17, 2003
I have a couple of technical issues and several new
I occasionally have a question or historical problem
with timelines that are submitted and can't post them until I've
worked it out. If the submitter has given me an email address, I
contact them. If not, they usually end up sitting around and never
get posted. I am going to post a page
describing the timelines I'm stuck on, hoping the submitter
will see it and contact me.
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.
Here for the August 17 List of New Timelines
August 11, 2003
Here for the August 11 List of New Timelines
July 30, 2003
Here for the July 30 List of New Timelines
July 16, 2003 - Sorry, but once again
I only have time to put up a list of the new items. I'll put up
a big list of explorations as soon as I can
Here for the July 16 List of New Timelines
July 8, 2003 - I only have time to
put up a list of the 15 new items. Dozens of other timelines have
been explored. I hope to add them to the list by Friday. This process
should be automated in the next few weeks. One big improvement -
I have removed the annoying pop-up ads from the submit page.
Here for the July 8 List of New Timelines
June 30 - 9 new items and 50 explorations,
plus quite a conversation
going on timeline 275.
Here for the June 30 List of New and Updated Timelines
June 22 -There are 24 new timelines and 55
explorations since June 16. My
plans to get the credits for submitters up on the timeline directory
page are still just that - plans.
Here for the June 22 List of New and Updated Timelines
June 15 -There are 16 new timelines and 32
explorations since June 11.
I haven't had time to get the credits for submitters up on the timeline
directory page yet, but will get to it as soon as I can
Here for the June 15 List of New and Updated Timelines
June 11- 8 new and 13 more explored timelines
added since the June 8 update... see below
All of the timelines have been moved to a database. Thanks very
much to David Perritt for redesigning the entire site, and allowing
me to post it before he was anywhere near satisfied that he had
all the bugs out. Any errors you find are mine because I was in
such a hurry to get this done. Please report
any problem you see to me. We'll be continually looking for
ways to improve the sight. Also please let me know if anything has
become confusing or even missing.
These changes will allow several new features.
- When following a timeline from event to event, the timeline
you are following will be highlighted in red. This will make it
easy to find your timeline on some of the more crowded pages.
- Clicking on the timeline number will produce a page with the
entire timeline in chronological order. Clicking on a date from
the page will take you back to that date's page.
- Exploring a timeline will be done from the timeline by clicking
on "Add an Event". New timelines will still be submitted
from "Submit Your Ideas"
- For new timelines, there is a new submit form which will allow
you to submit many events at one time rather than submitting each
event of a timeline individually.
- Each timeline has a discussion forum called "discuss this
timeline". Please feel free to make any comment from a one
word exclamation to a 10 paragraph discussion.
- There is a new search engine. This is a preliminary version
and we hope to improve it.
- The timeline directory is alphabetical. Incidentally, almost
all of the timeline numbers have changed. Submission credits will
now be posted only on this page, not on the dates pages because
they were getting too crowded. The credits are currently not on
any page, but I hope to get them completed this week.
- The site will now be updated on a much more frequent basis.
Because it is now database driven, I no longer have to hard code
your suggestions into static html pages. I will simply look at
your submissions, make any change I feel are needed and hit an
approve button. I'll be able to do this at any time. So, I'll
be updating the site all week, and putting out a new What's New
Page about once a week to let you know what has been added. The
only thing I lose in this process is my access to a spellchecker.
As promised, I have added all of your submissions which were pending
when I stopped updating in order to do the switchover. I have received
a few more submissions since that date and will get them posted
as quickly as I can.
The new items are:
is in use. Be sure to check out comments when you see "1 (or
more) entry so far" or start a discussion of you own.