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Bug #3977 (Active): Taxon pages to Biblio - links don't work

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2014-02-27 14:28

Reference links eg.

'Reference: CXXXVII. Vanda. 9. Vanda cristata' on http://aeridinae.e-monocot.org/aeridinae-classification/vanda-cristata

do not work - clicking on the link takes you to an error page:
' requested page not found. Add URL redirect from this page to another location'

Correct link should be:

Task #3971 (Completed - Requires Review): The help text on hover-over appears in strange places

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-26 16:35

The help text on hover-over appears in strange places. Sometimes it appears in the top left of a field and displays off screen (Date of earliest specimen), other times it appears to the far right, away from a field

Bug #3969 (Active): Cannot flag UK on distribution map

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-26 15:00

Attempting to indicate European distribution on Edit taxon description - map
Select "Region" - "Selecting by country/subcountry (Level 4)"
Select various countries, including "United Kingdom" by clicking on their names
Save the page

When I view it, the countries I selected are shown grey except UK - that is not shown as selected.

Same result whether I am entering a new species account from scratch or editing an existing one. I have never yet managed to get a map to save the UK selection.

Bug #3968 (Active): Cannot flag UK on Distribution map

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-26 14:53

Trying to indicate European distribution on the Google map under "Map" on Edit Taxon Description
Select "Region" - Selecting by country/subcountry (Level 4)
Click away on countries including "United Kingdom" (which actually selects GB - Northern Ireland has to be selected separately!). Map appears OK and as I want it.

View the page via Scathophagid checklist - select species - Whilst the other countries I selected are indicated, Britain is not shown as grey.

Try to edit the taxon description, go to map, select Britain, save - Britain is still not shown!

Bug #3962 (Active): Solanaceae source has lost new content

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-02-24 09:49

Solanaceae source seems to have has lost all it's new content. Not sure as of when, but Sandy seemed to have a problem where old data was showing up on Feb 22. I had corrected a while ago. I had been asking her to look at something onthe 18th, so maybe it went wrong sometime between the 18th and the 20th?

Bug #3961 (Active): Content created within a group cannot be edited

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-02-24 08:05

Content created within a group cannot be edited even by a creator:


Permissions for groups prevent users from any actions except subscription and unsibscription (see attached screenshots). Permissions cannot be edited. Only maintainer can edit and delete these nodes.

Task #3941 (Active): Institutes content type

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-19 09:50

Create Institute content type

Bug #3930 (Completed - Requires Review): DwC-A failing to harvest into eMonocot portal

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-12 15:54

I have tried to harvest the Araceae scratchpad into the eMonocot portal several times recently. Each time it fails. However other scratchpads have been harvested successfully. I am aware that this is one of the larger datasets, and it has never been successfully harvested. Please could you look at the DWcA and see if there is a problem that is preventing the harvest.

Bug #3925 (Active): Cyperaceae - dwca

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-02-11 15:06


the darwin core archive of the cyperaceae has something wrong with it which causes the portal either not to harvest at all or to miss out information. Please have a look at the archive and find one of the lines starting with <br/>
These need to go with their respective record. The <br/> code comes from the authoring information of those records (example below). Please advise on this.

"urn:kew.org:wcs:taxon:224429","morphology","Plant: perennial, loosely caespitose. Culms: 20-50 cm tall, smooth. Leaves: shorter than culms, 3-5 mm wide, yellowish green, slightly scabrous. Basal sheaths: yellowish brown, slightly fibrillose. Bracts: leaf-like, wilh sheaths. Pistillate scales: midrib light green, apex obtuse or acute. Spikes: terminal spike staminate, sessile, linear, 1-1.5 cm long; lateral spikes pistillate, upper spikes subsessile, lower spikes pedunculate, loosely flowered, 1.5-2 cm long. Staminate scales: pale brown, midrib light green, apex obtuse or acute. Perigynia: longer than pistillate scales, patent or reflex at maturity, lanceolate, 10-13 mm long, many veined, glabrous, inside of base spongy, long beaked, margins of beak serrulate, mouth bidentate. Achenes: rather loosely enveloped by perigynium, obovoid, 2-3 mm long, shortly stipitate. Stigmas: 3 Authorship and sources: <b>Primary author(s):</b> Takuji Hoshino <br>
<br/><b>Additional authors:</b> Tomomi Masaki <br>
<br/><b>Authorship date and revision history:</b> March, 2011.<br>
<br/><b>Sources:</b> Illustrated Sedges of Japan.","","http://cyperaceae.e-monocot.org/content/carex-alterniflora","","eMonocot Cyperaceae","eng","http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Morphology","text/html","http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text","101ec9fb-dccb-4d09-beee-aa515dbeb87c","","0b94a941-9c3e-4c2e-80b1-0b34836f17a8#morphology"

Feature #3920 (Active): Fixed author list for citations

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-02-10 15:57

It would be good to specify a fixed string of authors for the citation feature for some projects.

Bug #3919 (Active): Search by vernacular name not working anymore?

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-02-10 10:59

I am pretty sure it previously was possible to do a simple search using the vernacular names imported to our taxonomies. The search result would include a link to the relevant species page. Now it doesn’t work. Is it an option we can enable? Being able to search for a species by its vernacular name in English or Italian will be very important for our users.
Thank you

Task #3896 (Completed - Requires Review): Slickgrid: implement row level locking

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:14

At the moment every time a cell is edited the user has to wait for the whole slickgrid to reload before editing more data. This makes quick editing impossible, so we need to implement row-level locking and updating of data.

Feature #3892 (Active): Make terms revisionable

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:27

Improvements to the taxonomy editor should include the revisioning of terms. This will allow us to easily implement an "undo" feature in the editor, and will also provide other enhancements.

Bug #3890 (Active): High priority: species page issue

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2014-02-03 11:59

A list of all type specimens included on the antkey site is being displayed on the overview section of each species page. Issues like this that affect the species pages really take credibility away from Scratchpads and are personally embarrassing when I am presenting the site to colleagues and funders.


Bug #3883 (Active): Biblio node update error

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:32

When importing an excel spreadsheet update of biblio nodes in the Liliaceae Scratchpads, I received this error. I do not know why this has occurred.

Bug #3882 (Active): Ajax errors when saving taxonomies

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:10

An ajax error (HTTP result code:500) is returned when saving taxonomies in the site.
The maintainer reports:

I have recently set up a site (surreybackgarden.myspecies.info), and at first it worked fine, but now everything I try to do results in some sort of error
"The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later"
"An AJAX HTTP error occurred. HTTP Result Code: 500"


I am sometimes unable to access the site, sometimes unable to import taxonomy information from EOL, unable to edit the existing taxonomy without errors.

It's making the site unusable. I tried to create a New Issue, without success as I don't have a log-in.

Please can you help? I'm on the point of giving up and creating my own site in HTML!!

Bug #3880 (Active): taxon descriptions missing title

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-01-28 16:47

a number of taxon descriptions in the Scilloideae scratchpad are missing a title. They seem to all have been part of the same import run on the 2013-09-25 22:10.

I need to see the title in order to select and execute an update.

Task #3878 (Active): categorise the ‘date collected’ statistics dates into 50 year blocks

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2014-01-28 13:13

It would be great if we could categorise the ‘date collected’ statistics dates into 50 year blocks (currently individual years)? http://seaweeds.myspecies.info/museum-statistics - so that would be 1750-1799; 1800-1849; 1850-1899; 1900-1949; 1950-1999; 2000-2050/now…

Bug #3873 (Active): Different maps and images when logged in or out

Scratchpads issue queue - Fri, 2014-01-24 08:57

I have just been trying to update the map for Macroglossum bombylans. When I an logged in, the correct map shows, which is the one with, for example, Shandong shown as a separate area. This appear under both Overview and Descriptions tabs as desired. However, when I log out, the old, pre-edited map appears on the Overview tab and something entirely different appears under Descriptions. I have tried clearing the cache and closing and reopening my Browser (latest Firefox) but this has no effect.
A related issue concerns the Media gallery. When logged in, I can see the correct image sticky at the top of the list and in the large box on the overview page. However, when logged out, this stickyness seems to be lost and another image appears.

Bug #3870 (Require Feedback): Can not import users with same fname/lname but diff guids

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2014-01-23 13:59

I can no longer use the excel import to import users with same fname/lname but with diff guids. Gives me error 'sql error duplicate key name'


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