Open Editing Bugs

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Old Editing Bugs

Add new bugs at the top. Give the bug a number by incrementing the "next open bug number"; give it a status of OPEN, and then describe the problem.

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  • OPEN -- reported, not fixed or denied
  • WORKSFORME -- cannot reproduce the problem; no further research will be done
  • FIXED -- problem has been fixed
  • NAB -- the behavior described is not a bug, but is the intended behaviour of the software
  • WONTFIX -- the behavior described is not ideal, but will not be fixed for some reason
  • CLOSED -- the bug has been closed for some other reason. A bug that requires more information for a fix to be made may be closed, and can be reopened if the submitter adds the requested information.

Next open bug number: 10107

  • EditBug:10106 Python error when a review is deleted OPEN I'm sorry but did not save the details but I deleted a review from a magazine using remove-titles. That worked fine but I then viewed the title record for the book that was reviewed and there's a Python error as it there was no linkage to the publication. I ended up doing an advanced-search for the review and deleting it meaning I don't have an example case at the moment. Marc Kupper (talk) 18:48, 17 Jun 2007 (CDT)
  • EditBug:10105 Python error from tag contents OPEN A new editor submitted a magazine with the Tag set to "The World's Greatest Fantasy Magazine". On approval I got a Python error. See the details for the error. It says there's an error in the SQL syntax as apparently the embedded quote did not get escaped. Marc Kupper (talk) 23:45, 31 May 2007 (CDT)
  • EditBug:10104 Make-Variant does not copy all data OPEN I had set up variant titles for some reviews to change the reviewer's byline. This worked overall but the new parent records are missing the original author name for the reviews. Specifically, from the pseudonym's bibliography I had pulled down the list of reviews doing "Make This Title a Variant Title or Pseudonymous Work" and in the lower part of the page changing the author name from Frederick Patten to Fred Patten. Fred_Patten's bibliography shows these reviews with an "[as by Frederick Patten ]" instead of "by H. Beam Piper" and if you click on the review link you are shown something like title 588821 and the Book Author: field is blank. I'm guessing the book author is stored in something like the title record's Notes field and that this did not get copied when the variant-title was created. Marc Kupper (talk) 16:57, 24 May 2007 (CDT)
  • EditBug:10103 Title notes-id set to 0 OPEN Sometimes the notes-id field for a title will get set to 0 (zero) and means that attempts to set the note get tossed into the bit bucket. I had just cloned and unmerged two titles meaning they were fresh title records and both of them got into this notes=0 state. I was unable to replicate how I got into this mode and ended up unmerging the single publication each title had to create new title records and was then able to set their notes. As there is a condition that will set notes=0 I'd have the integration code check for both NULL and 0 when deciding if it should add a new note or update the existing note. Marc Kupper (talk) 21:14, 6 Apr 2007 (CDT)
  • EditBug:10101 Moderator screen error when displaying a Publication pointing to a delete Title OPEN Suppose an editor creates a Merge Title submission and then a Publication Edit submission for a Publication record that includes the Title-to-be-merged in the Contents section. Both submissions are valid at the time they are created, but once the first submission is approved, the second Title record is deleted and when a moderator pulls up the second submission in the moderator screen, it points to a non-existing Title and causes an error. Ahasuerus 18:04, 24 Mar 2007 (CDT)
  • EditBug:10097 CHAPBOOK not in Title-edit drop-down OPEN This is a re-post of the revision to bug report 10083 but as I ran into it again walking a new editor through an update I'll make this it's own bug report. The keyword CHAPBOOK (or maybe it's supposed to be CHAPTERVBOOK) is not in the Title-Type drop down on the edit-title page. If you edit up a CHAPBOOK title the type gets changed to ANTHOLOGY as that's what the field defaults to as CHAPBOOK is not available. Marc Kupper (talk) 10:28, 23 Feb 2007 (CST)
  • EditBug:10096 Clone Pub link doesn't redirect correctly after login OPEN If you are logged out, and try to perform some edit function, you will be redirected to the login screen. After logging in, there is a link "continue on to X" (where X is the page you were trying to get to). If, however, you clicked "clone this pub", after logging in X is the edit screen, rather than clone.Jefe 14:10, 13 Feb 2007 (CST)
  • EditBug:10091 Type field dropdown is inconsistent and EDITOR entries vanish OPEN From edit-pub when you do an [Add Title] the type field included EDITOR among the options. This type is not available if you just do an edit-pub and look at an existing content record. I had added contents to an anthology which happens to have two introductions. Usually for fields like the Type I hit the first letter and then look meaning on the first introduction I hit E, got ESSAY, and moved on to the second introduction where I hit E and did not look up meaning I did not notice it was on EDITOR instead of the assumed ESSAY. I entered the remaining titles, saved the publication and noticed the second introduction was missing. I still had the browser window open and so hit –back- so I could see if in fact I had entered the inro. Yep, but… in the Type field it says ANTHOLOGY. Hmm, that seems like an odd typo/mistake and so I hit –forward- to see the original XML blob where I see <cType>EDITOR</cType> which explained to me how I made the error.
  • EditBug:10083 Need CHAPTERBOOK type for contents OPEN An editor had sent in a delete request for the parent title of a chapterbook. It’s on hold at the moment and I took a look to see how/why this would happen. It turns out that chapter-books are handled like novels and non-fiction in that the parent title record is visible on the contents list when editing. That in itself is fine for those that understand what you should or should not do in terms of editing the title. The problem is the Type field for contents does not support CHAPTERBOOK. The parent type ended up changing to ANTHOLOGY by default and now since the title and pub types no longer match the parent title is visible in the contents when displaying the publication. The editor knew that was not right and tried to delete it. Marc Kupper 12:56, 10 Jan 2007 (CST)
(revision) It turns out that CHAPTERBOOK is not available in the edit-title drop down list either. The only way to create a CHAPTERBOOK type is via new-publication and CHAPTERBOOK is one of the type choices available. Once's it's created then when you try to do edit-title or edit-pub with the thing the title's type field will get changed to ANTHOLOGY by default. Marc Kupper 13:05, 10 Jan 2007 (CST)
  • 10063 OPEN Something strange is happening when I try to update this record. The cover artist should be "René Vidmer", with an acute accent, not "Rene Vidmer". I tried updated the publication directly, and also tried updating the cover art title record. In both cases, a direct update appeared to work but had no effect. I thought it was a problem with the update comparison seeing "Rene" and "René" as identical, so I edited it from "Rene" to "Renée", which worked, and then from "Renée" to "René" -- which changed it back to "Rene" again. Mike Christie (talk) 07:54, 23 Dec 2006 (CST)
  • 10059 OPEN Some authors have quite a few short fiction pieces that are entered as variant Titles of themselves and have another duplicate entry as well, e.g. see Gardner_Dozois's biblio. All of his stories that are listed [as by Gardner Dozois] are affetced and have to be fixed by merging them with the other version. I suspect that this problem may have been caused by somebody (me?) merging "Gordon Dozois" with "Gordon R. Dozois" (I believe I played with his biblio at one point), but I am not sure. Ahasuerus 17:08, 19 Dec 2006 (CST)
  • 10037 OPEN Sometimes there are two+ Author records for the same author. Typically, one+ of them will be misspelled. If you try to change the spelling of the Author's name to the correct spelling using "Author Data", the system will let you do it, but then you will end up with two Author records with the exact same name. This will cause various problems since you will only be able to find the data associated with the first record that the system finds. We may want to add a check to make sure that we are not creating duplicate Author names. Ahasuerus 19:55, 13 Sep 2006 (CDT)
  • 10014 OPEN I'm having some trouble with a Russian-language version of Starman Jones, publication HHHPWLVGLD2002, "Астронавт Джонс". (I think it transliterates to "Astronavt Dzhons"), I entered the publisher as "Центрполиграф", and it appears that was in the submission confirmation screen, but it shows up as "Центрполи&". See the submission confirmation page for Publication Update #38462. Should I just not be trying to use Cyrillic at all? grendel|khan 17:28, 16 May 2006 (CDT)
  • Have I mentioned that I hate unicode? Alvonruff 05:57, 17 May 2006 (CDT)
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