In which Wildbook did the issue occur? ACW
What operating system were you using? Win 10
What web browser were you using? latest chrome
What is your role on the site? admin & researcher
No matter which way we search for All encounters belonging to a particular user ID, that the results do not reflect the full set of encounters under that ID. The reason I believe this is because of a weird stat under her My Account page:
The total # of media assets is listed as: 4876
The total # of encounters is listed as: 4880
There are many sightings with media assets that include multiple animals (random example: https://africancarnivore.wildbook.org/occurrence.jsp?number=Census_08-09_2.CHEETAH_Original_3_JoachimSchulz)
So the total # of encounters should be much more than just 4 more than the original # of media assets uploaded.
The problem that this presents is that the use of the search functionality to find ALL examples of a certain type of encounter, such as all Unassigned encounters, does not produce a valid and complete set of results.
Which means that the only way to find all unassigned encounters is to go through the small blue arrows inside the small thumbnail in the gallery of each encounter from every sighting. This means there is no easy way to work out when you have completed your review of all unassigned images to be sure that you haven’t missed any. Which in turn means that previously unidentified individuals, that are identifiable, could remain unidentified in the dataset. Which in turn impacts the accuracy and completeness of the population counts supported by ACW data.
What did you expect to happen?
Search results to display all results for criteria input.
Is it possible that the total # of media assets in the My Account page stat is inaccurate? And that the total # of Encounters is actually correct? Which would mean the search results as described above are complete and it’s purely a media asset count problem?