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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Sep 25, 2011 2:54 PM CST

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Is there a mechanism for reporting errors in the database? For example, entries were recently created, and pictures posted, for two Tall Bearded Irises: "Agean Wind" and "Magerillin". There are no registered iris by either name. The new entries appear to be misspelled versions of 'Aegean Wind' and 'Magharelin', respectively, which are already in the database.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 25, 2011 3:07 PM CST
I would think you'd want to notify the moderator for Irises in that particular instance. Maybe Dave needs to provide an easily accessible link to the moderators of the various areas?
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2011 3:10 PM CST
Oh, oh. That is me. I put them in the database *Blush*
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 25, 2011 3:21 PM CST

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You can propose the images be moved to the correct entries, and tree mail the moderators to ask the duplicate plants themselves be deleted.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2011 3:24 PM CST
I don't see any way to propose the names be changed. Is there a this plant is mispelled box?
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 25, 2011 3:35 PM CST
I found it. I asked them to be corrected by moving and to deleate the mispelled ones.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 25, 2011 3:37 PM CST
Do any proposals for changes go directly to the individual moderators? And how would we know which moderators go with which plants? Am I missing something obvious here? *Blush*
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gingin
Sep 25, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Good question
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 4:55 PM CST
I don't know either Confused

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 25, 2011 5:03 PM CST

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These are all excellent questions and I still have much work to do to smoothen out the entire process.

In particular, fixing mis-spelled names is a big priority for me. Adding a new plant and moving the image over does work, but it's not the right solution. The better solution is to be able to propose changes to the genus, species and cultivar, etc. That's coming in time.
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Sep 25, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Kent, I already picked up on Aegean Wind and fixed it. I think. Please just bring any errors in irises to Dee's or my attention. I think we can fix them. Everything is going so quickly there's bound to be some errors.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 27, 2011 4:58 PM CST

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I was looking in the W's genus listing, found this. A catchall genus? Confused I couldn't resist and added the second common name. Big Grin
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 27, 2011 6:45 PM CST

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Well, someone certainly has a sense of humor. I deleted the error. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2011 12:20 PM CST
And I missed seeing it. Glare
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 1:26 PM CST

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The genus entry was 'Whatever'. Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2011 2:00 PM CST
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I wonder if that was one of the entries made while creating a new database? And it never was deleted? Whistling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 2:03 PM CST

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Most likely an entry from a Cubits database, maybe a test one.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 28, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Yep, that's what I was thinking. I did some of those entries for different databases until they knew what it was they wanted in those fields. I thought they would have been deleted before making entries to the completed datase. *Blush*
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 28, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Dave's too quick. Should have left it in for comic relief! Hilarious!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 3:02 PM CST

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It was funny! I did add another common name to it too right before I posted it here, 'Whenever'. I bet it would eventually have been discovered by others and added to it, could have been a real hoot.
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