Plant Database forum: Huge update to the database databox code

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 19, 2011 1:51 PM CST

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Prior to this the databoxes were sort of all over the place. Moderators could edit all data directly. Everyone else had to submit a proposal and have it approved. The data was inconsistently applied across the DB.

So, I've reworked it quite a bit and I think it's perfected now (knock on wood!)

Starting now, all users (including moderators) go through the same system to set or edit the details to a plant. You go to the plant and click "Edit the details about this plant" at the bottom. Then make whatever changes you deem appropriate, and then click "Preview the proposal". That'll show you the full preview of your changes, and you can further change it or else finish by clicking the Save and submit button at the bottom.

If you are a moderator, as soon as you save it you are immediately given a button to immediately approve your own proposal.

Moreover, moderators now get acorns for making edits to plants through this proposal system.

I have tested this extensively and it seems to work well, but as always, I will want to know if you find any oddities!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 19, 2011 2:18 PM CST
I like the preview then submit , gives me a chance to catch my errors.
I think I submitted some incomplete information by hitting the wrong button( *Blush* ) earlier. Is there someone I should report this to or will the moderators catch and toss it ?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 19, 2011 2:19 PM CST

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If you accidentally submit an empty proposal, it'll be seen, noticed and deleted.

I think I deleted an empty proposal or two from you today. Smiling
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
Sep 19, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Thanks and sorry *Blush* computer challenged here.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Sep 19, 2011 2:24 PM CST
well, don't worry, you aren't the only one! I'm having a rough database day myself!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 19, 2011 2:25 PM CST

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No problem at all. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Sep 19, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Dave,
Editing is only accessed in the "creation" portion, yes? Suppose you want to go back to a created entry and add/delete something? How do you access "edit this entry?"

Linda Confused
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 19, 2011 2:37 PM CST

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Go to the plant in question and scroll to the bottom for all the options, including proposing changes to the data.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Sep 20, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Ok. Thanks, Dave!

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