Plant Database forum: New features to the "Add a plant page"

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2013 1:14 PM CST

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I just completely rewrote the "Add a plant" page in the database. The duplicate checking is now MUCH stronger, and the whole experience should be much friendlier.

Additionally, starting now the duplicate checker is active for everyone. If you previously had a special case where the duplicate checker was disabled for you, that is no longer the case. What is new now is that if there is a duplicate match on the plant you're trying to add, it will give you a warning, telling you about the duplicate, but then it lets you go ahead and submit the new plant even though the potential duplicate does exist.

This option is available to everyone. So, moderators: keep an eye on the proposals. If they bypassed the duplicate checker, it will say so in the moderation queue under a heading that says, "Possible dup".

This is part 1 of my reworking of this part of the database. Part 2 will be where I update the "Edit plant name" area.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 1:20 PM CST
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 28, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Great Dave! Thanks!
Vickie
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 12:28 PM CST
I usually specify what kind of daffodil under common names but when faced with entering same daffodil name (2 cultivars, same name) unable to so designate 2nd entry under common name. Cultivar is Yellow Sunset.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 12:41 PM CST

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Are you getting an error message? If so please copy and paste what you see into this post.
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 12:45 PM CST
The plant you're trying to change this to already exists! You can access it at this page.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 1:18 PM CST

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Are you adding a brand new plant, or editing an existing one?
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM CST
new plant, same name,,, same problem w/ 'Yellowstone'
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 1:49 PM CST

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New plant? That error message is not even in the new plant area. It only gives that error message in the edit a plant name page.

Could you tell me the exact steps to replicate this? What do you click on to get to the page where you are trying to add this?
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 2:10 PM CST
I click on a cultivar in DB, note what division it's in then click on edit plant name, make an entry (according to division), enter it, approve it then go back to it and click details change, make entries, enter it, approve it. When there is another entry with the same name, I repeat process except when so editing 2nd entry it will not except new edited name, says already there. Often 2nd entry is of a different division.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2013 2:24 PM CST

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Ok, that's not the new plant form, that's the edit plant form. Could you try again now?
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 2:34 PM CST
ok
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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jmorth
Oct 29, 2013 2:38 PM CST
works ok now - thanks
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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
Oct 29, 2013 2:51 PM CST

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