Plant Database forum: Retrieve/Modify Data Proposal Before Approval?

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Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jun 6, 2012 9:15 AM CST
As soon as I hit the "Submit" button, I realized I'd forgotten to add the species. Went to pending approval list, but couldn't seem to retrieve it.

Plant was approved, and I've since updated for approval again, but is there any way for the proposer to make changes once it's in the pending list?

Species was important in this case (even with cv) as it triggers custom fields for coleus
Monica
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
Jun 6, 2012 9:56 AM CST

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I'm afraid not. Once it's in the queue a moderator can click approve or decline at any moment and therefore it's not possible to let it be editable after the fact while awaiting moderation.

In such an event, the choices are to tree mail the moderator (or me) or else wait for the moderator to act on it and then submit a new proposal.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jun 6, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Confused but that's normal. Does that mean the proposal is immediately shot to a moderator? It's not retrieved from the queue by the moderator? Just trying to understand...
Monica
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 6, 2012 10:46 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

The proposals wait in a queue for the moderator(s) to handle them. It's impossible for me to predict in software when a proposal might be handled by a moderator.

So if you could edit a proposal, it's possible that the events could occur like this:

1) User submits a proposal.

2) Moderator opens the proposal queue and starts contemplating the proposals.

3) Original user goes into the queue, finds their proposal, clicks on edit and starts making changes.

4) While #3 is happening, the moderator clicks on approve.

5) Then original user clicks "Save my edits" but it fails because the proposal was already approved.

I try to avoid these kinds of conditions, especially since the need to edit a proposal is hopefully extremely rare. I could find a solution that works some or most of the time, but, honestly, I have other things that have a higher priority since this issue is so infrequently a problem.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jun 6, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Thanks, understand now. I tip my hat to you.
Monica
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 6, 2012 10:50 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

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