Can't add to existing individuals

What Wildbook are you working in? Leopard Shark

What is the entire URL out of the browser, exactly where the error occurred? Wildbook for Leopard Sharks | Login

Can you describe what the issue is you’re experiencing? When I go to add to an existing individual, in this case LSBB-123 it doesn’t give me the option. Happening with a lot of sharks! Just random numbers sometimes - see attached pic.

Can you provide steps on how to reproduce what you’re experiencing?

If this is a bulk import report, send the spreadsheet to services@wildme.org with the email subject line matching your bug report

Hi, @drobinson !
We’re planning on deploying some updates to leopard shark next week, and I’ll take a look at this at that point. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
-Mark

Hi, @drobinson !

I’ve updated leopard shark and also noticed that you were able to assign the ID LSBB-123 to Wildbook for Leopard Sharks | Login, so I’m marking this as resolved.

If you have any advice for the next community member who has a problem like this, please post herein!
Thanks,
Mark

Hi Mark,

NO! This isn’t resolved. The problem still stands!! How can you mark this as resolved?

If you go into the link I sent, remove the ID from the shark and try to add the shark as an EXISTING LSBB-123 it is not possible as with many other sharks.

Can you mark this as unresolved or do I have to start the whole process again?

David

Hi, @drobinson !
No worries. I’ll change the status of this and investigate further.
Thanks for the quick response!

Hi, @drobinson !
It looks like that encounter is Stegostoma fasciatum, while LSBB-123 is Stegostoma tigrinum.
I think that if you change the species to match, you will be able to see that individual in the autocomplete. Can I ask you to confirm?
Thanks,
Mark

Hi Mark (I have sent the images via email)

So if some have been changed to tigrinum (which I didn’t do) and others are fasciatum, they won’t match up? Is there any way to change this as it will be causing chaos and may be why our matches are also out.

Either we need to change all to tigrinum and get rid of fasciatum or have them both work in harmony with each other.

When was this changed? Please see the attached photos, I am unable to add tigrinum when making entries (only fasciatum is an option) and I am unable to change or edit the latin name in wildbook! So I’m stuck!

What do I do?

Thanks

Hi, @drobinson !
I saw that you were the managing researcher for all three encounters associated with individual LSBB-123, so I went to each of those encounters and changed the species designation (species is editable from the encounter pages, provided that the species are on the list) to fasciatum.

After the encounters were changed, I was able to add the new encounter to LSBB-123.

As for how Stegostoma tigrinum got attached to those encounters? I’m not sure, given that that species doesn’t exist in the dropdown menu. My hunch was that they made their way in through a bulk import, but there are no bulk imports in the logs. I can see that there are a good number of Stegostoma tigrinum encounters in the database (324, to be exact). :

I plan on asking around at the WildMe folks this week to see if anyone is familiar with why Stegostoma tigrinum might be in this wildbook at all.

I should be able to change those species designations in bulk for you if you’d like, but I’d like to do some more research before I do that.

In any case, the current encounter attachment issue should be fixed.

It’s definitely a feature rather than a bug that one cannot attach an encounter with one species designation to an individual with a different species designation; I believe that this feature has been in place for a very long time.

The encounter logs don’t seem to indicate when the species designation was changed for the other two encounters of LSBB-123 (Wildbook for Leopard Sharks | Login and Wildbook for Leopard Sharks | Login).

I hope that this makes sense! Can you think of any way that so many of those encounters are Stegostoma tigrinum rather than fasciatum?
-Mark

Hi Mark,

I guess the default now should be Tigrinum; is there a way to change all the sharks in Wildbook for Leopard Sharks to Stegostoma tigrinum and eliminate fasciatum completely?

I think batch uploads have been marked with tigrinum and individual with fasciatum which would explain a lot of our issues if they are not matching against each other.

If you can add tigrinum as a selection on the ‘report’ page we can then continue through using tigrinum while the fasciatums are changed over? If there is some way to change the ones marked fasciatum to tigrinum by editing the encounters (currently taxonomy is locked) that would also help me clean them up.

Let me know what can be done.

Thanks

David

Hi, @drobinson !
Thanks for this. I’ve got this work on the queue in our system. It is being tracked internally as WB-1754. I’ll definitely let you know here when the changes are in place!
-Mark

Hi @drobinson

The species has been changed under ticket WB-1754. The menu options will now only show tigrinum, and the database of encounters has been updated (fasciatum->tigrinum) for 1000+ existing encounters.

Can you please confirm the system is back to allowing you to assign the expected IDs?

Thanks,
Jason

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That seems to have worked!

I will let you know as we progress with the uploads.

Great to hear we have 1000+ encounters already!

David

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