Scratchpads Issue Queue

Task #3761 (Active): Finishing up ciliates

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:58

Work with Alan Warren to finish up Dave Roberts ciliate site

Task #3755 (Active): Add Collector (GUID) to specimens import template

Fri, 2014-01-03 12:32

When I import my specimens, I first import all the collectors as people with a unique feeds GUID as there may be multiple people with the same name.

I would like to be able to refer to that person GUID when I then import my specimens.

Therefore a new column, Collector (GUID) is required in the import_into_specimenobservations template which allows a feeds GUID to be used to refer to a user

Bug #3753 (Completed - Requires Review): Classifications links

Sun, 2013-12-29 15:29

I inadvertently deleted "Anopheles classification" and two or its subordinate pages ("Subgenus Anopheles" and "Subgenus Nyssorhynchus" from Classifications of the main menu, and created new pages for these. I was able to link the "Anopheles classification" so that it shows when Classifications is selected, but instead of being displayed as the first item in the list, Aedini classification is displayed. When I clink on Anopheles classification, the page appears but Subgenus Anopheles,Subgenus Cellia and Subgenus Nyssorhynchus do not appear below Anopheles Classification in the drop-down menu (note that these should appear below Anopheles classification in the same manner that the subgenera of Culex appears in the list when Culex classification is chosen). Furthermore, if I go to content, page, view and click on "Subgenus Cellia" [], when the page comes up, the Classifications menu appears in its complete form. I obviously messed up the links for the various pages that should appear under Classifications on the main menu. I shall be grateful if this could be resolved as I have not been able to correct this. Thanks.

Bug #3752 (Active): Loading pages often very slow

Tue, 2013-12-24 12:59

Loading pages onour site can often take several minutes, when at other times they load fine. The slow response gives a very bad impression to users - anything we can do to address this, please?

Feature #3751 (Active): ReFindIt instead of RefBank lookup

Mon, 2013-12-23 15:56

Please assess the replacement of RefBank lookup with the integrated ReFindIt API that searches through multiple platforms.

Bug #3750 (Completed - Requires Review): Can't subscribe users to simplenews

Mon, 2013-12-23 15:20

Hi tehre,

If I select the box to subscribe myself or any other iser to the PSG newsletter under simple news, it won't stay selected when saved.

How can I subscribe people to this newsletter?


Task #3749 (Completed - Requires Review): Webforms SPAM - we are suffering badly

Mon, 2013-12-23 12:01


Is there any validation field we can add to webforms to ensure real user input as we are being badly spammed. I am aware we can restrict to authenticated users, but we actually want non-users to be able to submit too, however, the amount of spam is unacceptable at presnt - please can you help?


Bug #3748 (Active): author names

Sun, 2013-12-22 16:41

In the case of some compound author names, e.g. H. da Cunha Ramos, the name is listed with the first initial before the surname. As an example, see

Also, when adding a new reference to literature when an author with a compound surname is included in a previously added reference - e.g. Cova Garcia, P. - the name is displayed as P. Garcia and it is necessary to go to biblio setting/authors to correct it, click on do not reformat and link it to the previous use of the name. Why is this necessary? Can the system automatically recognise the name already in use and retain the format?

Bug #3747 (Require Feedback): tabs in Specimens

Sat, 2013-12-21 17:02

Cannot switch between tabs in specimens (Required, Taxonomy, Collection etc.) in Chrome on Mac. Firefox works fine

Task #3746 (Active): Identify funding opportunities

Thu, 2013-12-19 16:14

Identify funding opportunities based on the results of the spec process

Task #3745 (Active): Draw specification document

Thu, 2013-12-19 16:12

Draw specification document

Task #3744 (Active): Examine underlying database structure

Thu, 2013-12-19 16:09

Examine the underlying database structure and data model of the WBC

Task #3743 (Active): Examine the current implementation

Thu, 2013-12-19 16:08

Examine the current implementation as in

Howard and Moore 4 - Dickinson et al. 2010
The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of Birds of the World online

Task #3742 (Active): Build specifications

Thu, 2013-12-19 16:07

Draw specifications for allowing WBC to be ported to a Scratchpad

Scratchpads developed and conceived by: Vince Smith, Simon Rycroft, Dave Roberts, Ben Scott...