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Bug #4511 (Active): taxonomy export to Excel spreadsheet not working correctly

Scratchpads issue queue - Fri, 2016-04-08 23:34

When I attempt to export my fish taxonomy as an Excel spreadsheet via


and I click on "Excel template file for updating data already present on your site" it exports only species and no higher taxa, despite these being present on the site's taxonomy.

Bug #4510 (Active): Cannot save corrections to taxon pages

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2016-03-29 11:48

I can correct the misspelling of a species name on the page for genus Culex in the Culicidae menu, but it is not possible to save the revised page - the editor page reappear when the save button is clicked.

Bug #4509 (Active): Cannot upload pdf file

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2016-03-29 11:41

A replacement pdf file cannot be uploaded in the menu item Valid Species.

Bug #4508 (Active): Cannot upload profile image

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-03-28 23:13

When I try to upload profile photo, I get the following error:

Error message
The file *.jpg could not be saved. An unknown error has occurred.
Failed to upload the picture image; the pictures directory doesn't exist or is not writable.

This happens on two different Scratchpads.

Bug #4507 (Active): Same bug as issue 4506

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-03-28 22:26

Cannot import taxonomy update excel files, message:

The file taxonomy_importer_classification_xls.xls could not be saved. An unknown error has occurred.
Please upload a file.

Any clues?

Bug #4506 (Active): Cannot upload files in both phthiraptera.info and bio.acousti.ca

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2016-03-24 12:54


For the bio.acousti.ca scratchpad, when I tried to upload files an error message appeared. I go to 'Source' - select media, in the pop-up box, I choose file, then after choosen file, i upload, an error message e.g. The file 20160324111253.jpg could not be saved. An unknown error has occurred. The file in the Upload a new file field was unable to be uploaded. appears.

For the Phthiraptera.inf scratchpad, in the 'File attachment' I click on the select media, in the pop-up box, click +files and after selecting the file, I then click start-upload, once 100% appears green I then click ' Submit' then I select the file again, click submit, a message e.g. The specified file temporary://p1aekareosddoboh17em1ttu18md4.tmp could not be copied, because no file by that name exists. Please check that you supplied the correct filename appears.

I have used both Safari and Google Chrome browsers and both have these problem. Also the uploading is temperamental


Bug #4505 (Active): multiple images upload for a specimen

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2016-03-22 19:21

I have already have several species in the DB at scratchpads. Now, I want to upload several images to one of those specimens. If I edit the specimen entry and want to upload images, I get to the drag and drop option, which is fine. Now, I added several images, but in the library, I had to sort them according to e.g. the filename. After this sorting, I could not link more than one image to the specimen (was not possible to select more than one image in the library). Therefore, I had to link one images and then go back to the library and do the same. This should be changed to allow to select more than one image for adding to a specimen

Bug #4504 (Active): backup my website

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-03-14 08:43

I need to backup my website and this message appeared from the last two weeks, and there is no backup generated.
Any help please?

Bug #4503 (Active): ladder for children taxa

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-03-07 20:51

Under the menu item Aedini (traditional) the little box with + inside does not open and extend the list of children taxa.

Bug #4502 (Active): images appear 2x

Scratchpads issue queue - Sat, 2016-03-05 14:24

I am reporting this as a new issue, since the older report has received no attention. When I add image media, it appears 2x on my species page.


In this case I added the images via the "add image" link from the Media tab on this species page.

Please fix this!

Bug #4501 (Active): enable contents

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-02-29 06:48

How can I enable the contents?
Please see the attachment

Bug #4500 (Active): Distribution

Scratchpads issue queue - Tue, 2016-02-23 10:35

is there any chance to change the color of polygon distribution, in order to be more visible in my distribution google map?
Thank you

Bug #4499 (Active): The easiest way to move my site to my server

Scratchpads issue queue - Sun, 2016-02-21 08:34

I want to know the easiest way to move my website to my server?

Thank you

Bug #4498 (Active): Spam users

Scratchpads issue queue - Wed, 2016-02-17 10:25

I've just deleted another 15 spurious users from my scratchpad. I think they all originate from the same source as they share characteristics (most obviously the forename and surname is the same). Perhaps the captcha system could be updated. Currently it's an irritation only, but if it's that easy to get in mechanically the whole system may be at risk.

Thank you again for a great web resource

Bug #4497 (Active): "Access denied" Error

Scratchpads issue queue - Mon, 2016-02-15 13:27

Something wrong with my scratchpad - I receive "Access denied" error when I'm trying to visit my taxonomy tree page.

Bug #4496 (Active): One click checklist

Scratchpads issue queue - Sat, 2016-02-13 11:32


I would like to generate a contextual filtered checklist in the taxon page. So I would like to have a hierarchical list of all contained taxa. For example all genera, species and subspecies included in a family.

In this moment I have a view with contained taxa from the 1-st level under the taxon term but in "views" there is not "taxonomy term with depth".

Please help me!

Bug #4495 (Active): Uploading images

Scratchpads issue queue - Sun, 2016-02-07 15:47

I can't upload images to the FGBI website: I get error messages as below:

The specified file temporary://p1aau6fmrc8kud4ernjq6jb0p4.tmp could not be copied, because no file by that name exists. Please check that you supplied the correct filename.

I don't think it's me! As always, any help will be much appreciated.


Bug #4494 (Active): Add "More contributors" button

Scratchpads issue queue - Sun, 2016-02-07 14:16

Add "More contributors" button js not working for journal articles, perhaps other publications as well; hence, it is not possible to include more than four authors at present.

Bug #4493 (Active): updating taxonomy terms not possible

Scratchpads issue queue - Sun, 2016-02-07 06:31

When I try to add literature data to the taxonomy terms (the same way as I have been doing it for years), I cannot save the data in the end. When I click on "Save", the icon indicating that the computer is working appears for a second only (usually it appeared for a long time, a minute or so). When I access the same term again (even a day later), none of the changes has been saved.

Bug #4492 (Active): Add comment box to the bottom of species description tabs

Scratchpads issue queue - Thu, 2016-02-04 12:29

I would like to have the option for users to comment on species pages and in particular on tabs 'overview' and/or 'descriptions' (same request as http://support.scratchpads.eu/issues/3086).

I have found a Scratchpad site (http://diptera.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/2285/descriptions) with this functionality activated, then it seems possible but I really don't understand how to do!!!
I think I have properly changed all 'Comment settings' as 'open' and I created newly content to be sure it was not a problem of default settings altering only newly created content (as you explained to me in http://support.scratchpads.eu/issues/4430#change-15826).

Our project of tree 'morpho-species' standardisation will involve various research teams from Amazonian countries and it is crucial that users could post comments visible at species description level.
Thanks a lot for your help!


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