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Bug #4162 (Active): Duplicated field entries upon export to XLS

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:13

When I export the location data into an excel file via the "Import into: Location (XLS)" function some of the fields have duplicated entries (e.g. the "Locality" field, see also the attached excel table), although that is clearly not the case when I edit these locations online. That may have resulted from some tests I made some days ago to check the import function, and I got the impression that one copy is added every time I import. I guess the existing fields should be replaced, not appended upon import. Moreover, will deleting an entry in the excel table also delete it on the site? That would be convenient.
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4161 (Active): Display the Location identifier instead of "Location"

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:58

It would appear preferable if the location of a specimen would be indicated by its (more informative) Location identifier (i.e. "Italy, Lignano 2007, Samples B1-4" as when viewing the location itself, i.e. http://macrostomorpha.info/content/lignano-2007-samples-b1-4) rather than by just a generic "LOCATION" title (as when viewing the tagged specimen, i.e. http://macrostomorpha.info/content/mtp-ls-292). Can that be changed somehow?
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4160 (Active): SOF / World Orchid Iconography Web Service not fixed

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:36

Hi all,
I searched for Geodorum densiflorum today via my emonocot Scratchpad and it's not picking up images that I have seen in the Swiss Orchid Foundation's World Orchid Iconography database.
The Web Service to SOF, that Ed Baker, Lucienne de Witte and others set up over two years ago, still seems to be down.
Do you know if it's a problem at the SOF end of the pipeline, or within Scratchpads? If so, has any technical support been offered to SOF to help to resolve this?
With thanks,
Ruth

Bug #4159 (Active): Display the actual coodinates for a Location

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:15

Is it possible to change the view of "Location" (in Location alone and in the Specimen view) to display the actual coordinates of the selected point (e.g. http://macrostomorpha.info/node/4633)? The maps are nice, but to extract the location it would be good to be able to select the the coordinates. Moreover, can the coordinate format and precision be adjusted?
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4158 (Active): Adding images to a specimen does not work as expected

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:57

I seem to be unable to add some images that I know exist on the site to a specimen. When I open the "Select Media" tab I can either Upload, or search "Library" or "My Files" (I assume the latter only searches the ones I have uploaded myself?).
So I select "Library" and enter the beginning (2006-11-09_13) of an image file that I know exists on the site (i.e. 2006-11-09_13-46-46.JPG or http://macrostomorpha.info/file/1517) and it finds nothing. Some other files I seem to be able to find in this way, and I have no idea why that should be.
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4157 (Active): People

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-06-17 15:44

A few thoughts on the "People" section:
- Why do I now have to fill in information that was not previously required when the users registered?
- Why do I need to fill in some fields even if I only want to delete a user (that sometimes also happens when bogus users register, which happens every few weeks)?
- what is the difference between the "Given names" and the "Other/Given name(s)" fields, both of which are mandatory?
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4156 (Active): Image gallery issues

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-06-17 15:26

Possibly this has something to do with the other issue I posted today, but maybe 1 hour ago I had 589 image files in the "Taxonomic drawings and images" image gallery, and now there are only 114. I have added a biot of text to the gallery description, but that should probably not have messed things up.
Also, it seemed before that despite the fact that some files were actually shown in that image gallery, this gallery was not actually listed in the editing dialog. Any ideas what is going on? It would seem that the format by which the nodes are tagged has changed. Is that so?
Cheers, Lukas
PS: Sorry that I have so many issues, but I am finally finding some time to look into my v2.0 site, and I find it hard to get things working again. It seems my site has a lot of legacy code/settings (it was one of the first after all), and that seems to make everything more tricky. I have actually been wondering of it would not be easier to start all over again. Any thoughts on that?

Bug #4155 (Completed - Requires Review): Image gallery ghosts

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-06-17 13:47

After deleting a series of image galleries I see what I think may be some 'ghosts' of these galleries in the Gallery section of the left sidebar. These are only four digit numbers that lead to an odd error when I click on them.
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4153 (Active): Specimen names have changed

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-06-17 12:35

Hi all,
it would seem that the v2 scratchpads now render the specimen names with a hyphen/minus (i.e. "-") between the Institution code, Collection code and Catalogue number, which is problematic because I have already published specimens without these hyphens (Schärer et al. 2011, PNAS). These hyphens now mean that a search of these original specimen names (e.g. MTP LS 144) will not find the current specimens (i.e. MTP - LS - 144) anymore on the scratchpads.
Please fix this immediately, or at least make the hyphens optional. You really can't just change stuff like that. Moreover, the specimen names are rendered as MTP - LS - 144 on the page (i.e. with spaces) and as MTP-LS-144 in the URLs.
Cheers, Lukas

Bug #4152 (Active): Change in pages layout after resolution of bug 4151

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-06-16 11:30

Following the successful resolution of bug 4151, the layout of my pages has changed. Previously, the taxon tree appeared on the left side and the other elements of a particular page (type) on the right. Now, the taxon tree takes up the entire screen width meaning that one has to scroll down through the whole of that to get to the rest of the page content, which likewise takes up the full screen width. This occurs on all tabs except "distribution", where the Taxon Tree simply fails to open, being replaced by the rotating "loading in progress" icon. The columns on the home page have also disappeared, the elements now appearing sequentially top to bottom.

Can I please have my layout back the way it was?

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