Scratchpads Issue Queue

Bug #3994 (Active): Cannot add multiple colectors/identifiers through excel import

Mon, 2014-03-03 18:36

Collector/identifier field in Specimen/observation content type is a field that can be populated with multiple values. However due to the permitted values limitation in the excel template users cannot enter more than one values for these fields.

Is there a workaround for this?

This is a global issue

Bug #3993 (Active): Row height in imported tables

Mon, 2014-03-03 15:33

When I add a table to a page cut-and-pasted from a pdf, it appears with double-height rows (see e.g. I’ve tried adding a specific height command to reformat the table but nothing I enter into the box seems to work. It is possible to change this? I asked Dimitris and he thinks it is probably a CSS issue. Since my original request for help, I've noticed that if I insert a row into one of these table then it appears as single-height.
All help much appreciated, as always.


Bug #3992 (Active): Unable to sort/filter specimen table

Mon, 2014-03-03 14:55

Quoting maintainer's email:

Re the Specimen view on our site: Which columns can be filtered/sorted? I have several columns that are enabled for sorting/filtering but where one or both functions doesn't work. I have attached a pdf with my experiences. The layout of tabs/columns has been modified, but it wasn't working on the default layout either.

Bug #3991 (Active): SOF view not working

Mon, 2014-03-03 14:06

The SOF view (?) is not working on the Aeridinae Scratchpad:

There are definitely images for the taxon in the example above (Vanda cristata) on SOF:

It works on other orchid Scratchpads eg. Cypripedioideae:

Bug #3984 (Active): People list - new account request links to old site

Sun, 2014-03-02 07:09

I have just had a request for a new account for the Weevil scratchpad, with the link This takes me to the old version of the scratchpad, while it is not visible on the 'People' page of the new scratchpad.

Bug #3983 (Active): 'Recently Added Literature' block on homepage not showing recent additions

Thu, 2014-02-27 20:19

I added a new biblio this evening, and another a few weeks ago, and neither are showing up in the Recently Added Literature Block on the homepage.
Thanks, Ruth

Bug #3980 (Active): File download problem

Thu, 2014-02-27 17:11

I have changed the 'download guide' page permissions to 'public' but I get the following:

Page Unavailable

The page you requested is temporarily unavailable.

Error 503 Service Unavailable

Service Unavailable

when I try and download '' as an anonymous user. The other files download anonymously without problems. I can download the file as a logged-in user.

Bug #3979 (Completed - Requires Review): Image gallery faceting

Thu, 2014-02-27 15:44

How can you change the search options menu on the Media gallery/images tab? ie. what you can facet on. I can't find anything on this on the wiki or in any of the menus.

It would be extremely useful to facet based on taxon name - even better if you could search multiple names at once.

You can open the individual pages in the classification but you need multiple windows and they each take a long time to load, cf. clicking the 'creator' names. Also, much easier to see where content is and where it is absent - very very useful.

Bug #3978 (Active): Synonym tab blank

Thu, 2014-02-27 15:32

Clicking on a synonym tab on any taxon page,

opens a completely blank page, not even the scratchpad header,


This is a major problem - site looks broken!

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

Thu, 2014-02-27 15:28

Reference links eg.

'Reference: CXXXVII. Vanda. 9. Vanda cristata' on

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 #3973 (Active): There should be help text for Insitution Location and a "+New Content" link ...

Wed, 2014-02-26 17:36

There should be help text for Insitution Location and a "+New Content" link to create a new node.

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

Wed, 2014-02-26 17:35

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

Wed, 2014-02-26 15:53

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

Mon, 2014-02-24 10:49

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 (Completed - Requires Review): Content created within a group cannot be edited

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:05

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 #3948 (Active): Hide certain content types from unauthorised users

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:56

Can we hide Forums, Collections, Localities and Locations from unauthorised users, please?

Bug #3925 (Active): Cyperaceae - dwca

Tue, 2014-02-11 16:06


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.

"","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.","","","","eMonocot Cyperaceae","eng","","text/html","","101ec9fb-dccb-4d09-beee-aa515dbeb87c","","0b94a941-9c3e-4c2e-80b1-0b34836f17a8#morphology"

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

Mon, 2014-02-10 16:57

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?

Mon, 2014-02-10 11:59

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

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:14

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.

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