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Just in case anyone comes to this page looking for information on timelines, know that a good deal of recent information exists within the fields of business management, engineering and social theory. I will be updating this page to that extent over the next few months. So, keep an eye out. JAT, 2.16.2009


—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jatosado (talkcontribs) 17:29, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Good stuff

I cut out the disambiguation, the vast majority of links to this page are about timelines, not about Crichton dml: ...

The term "timeline", when used by itself, can refer to:

Timeline is the title of a 1999 historical / science fiction novel by Michael Crichton.

Timeline is also the title of a 2003 motion picture based on the novel.

For a list of timelines on various subjects, see: List of themed timelines

This is a disambiguation page, that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name. If you followed a link here, you might want to go back and fix that link to point to the appropriate specific page.

All right, then I'll put it at the bottom of List of themed timelines as a See Also. GUllman 22:44, 15 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Burnsanthony changed this page from a redirect into a dicdef (and a poorly written one at that). List of themed timelines already has a good definition of "timeline", so I made it back into a redirect. He did add one useful-looking external link, which I added to the external links there. DopefishJustin 20:40, May 11, 2004 (UTC)


I removed http://www.historicaltimeline.com from the Bottom-Link-Section because i consider it as a Link to an Amazon-Affiliate-Spam-Site that does not show any signs of a real timeline except a short list of dates. Krstwo (talk) 18:39, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

I removed http://www.historyexplorer.net from the Bottom-Link-Section because there are no timelines on that website, only quite useless lists of dates KRS TWO

Timeline[edit]

Over the course of development of Wikipedia, this article went back to being a redirect to Chronology, which was not very helpful.

A detailed description of what a timeline is, how it works, how it came to be invented and refined as a standard tool of information, and some salient examples, should be the focus of this article. —Yamara 19:44, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Internal Timeline[edit]

How about a definition of 'internal timeline' under 'types of timelines'? Lemmiwinks2 (talk) 07:30, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Removing gibberish[edit]

The following gibberish was appended anonymously in April to the Uses of timelines section:

A timeline is related to,[clarification needed] either one or all of the three, 1. the question or, that is, inquiry of when--one of the five Ws, 2. the subject or, that is, either concept or idea of time, and 3. the science of chronology.

Whether or not it was meant as vandalism (and the excessive use of links suggests not, unless it's a particularly elaborate form of vandalism), the sentence adds no information regarding the uses of timelines, is abominably constructed, is confusing and therefore is useless to the reader, as the {{Clarify}} tag added soon after attests. I am removing the sentence.--Jim10701 (talk) 15:03, 3 August 2012 (UTC)