Timelines are difficult to manage.

Basically, the problem is this: I have, on the MediaWiki, a giant timeline thing. It lists stuff in an easy format: Year, date, event.

Doesn't make things much easier from user's point of view though...

Wouldn't it be neat if I had a database of different events, which got then pushed to the wiki formatted properly... and would also update specific characters' timelines, specific country's timelines, notable events in a specific city, etc. It would also work with different calendar systems, named eras...

Heck, it's just a matter of throwing a bit of Rails stuff out, right?

Right now I just have to figure out how to make Ruby interface nicely with the MediaWiki API...