Today it seems that the UK URL ispot.org.uk is not redirecting to the international URL ispotnature.org. Hopefully this is just a temporary thing as otherwise it will break links from elsewhere. Anyone know?
I’ve tried 4 & all 4 failed, eg http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2755 http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/62700
As so many comments reference other ispots this is a big failure, as most ID sites have had a policy of reconnecting older posts
Eg used the searchbox in ispot with “ispot.org” & got 3,170 results
Is this definitely a new thing that has broken or just discovering items that should have been fixed on the new site but were not?
I could access the site by typing ispot.org.uk into my web browser (or by following the saved bookmark to that address) until a few days ago - indeed accessing that way is still so hard wired into my processes that I do it every time still and find it not working.
So it is definitely a recent breakage.
So was http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2755 meant to be https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/843/gooseneck-barnacle ? If so the situation will be workable but tedious for those not in the know, but if the numbering has gone astray we’ve lost a lot of useful information.
Well spotted David!
I hadn’t named my link but that was the subject. My 4th was http://www.ispotnature.org/node/3276 & another http://www.ispotnature.org/node/233492 = https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/81026/odd-shellfish
The last showed how difficult it was to remedy a major boob by a nonresponding expert (only done by alerting 8 other nonexperts of it)
But if all early ispots are like that then It’ll be very simple for programmers to remedy it.
I suspect it will be since the conversion from ispot.org.uk/node/NNNNNN to ispotnature.org/node/NNNNNN was quite a long time ago and the redirects in place, but critically the numbers stayed the same.
With the new site the format has changed to https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/MMMMMM/[completely_irrelevant_text_that_makes_no_difference] but with something in place that maps NNNNNN onto MMMMMM so links worked. Redirects from the ispotnature.org/node/NNNNNN format still seem to work.
ispot.org.za did redirect to ispotnature.org correctly, but with the new ispotnature.org/communities/… the old ispot.org.za links go to some totally different obs
This changing of addresses is a curse. The reverse links from http://redlist.sanbi.org/index.php back to iSpot no longer work … a huge and unnecessary job to get this right again
Not sure if this is the correct way to report this but:
This link by Steve (Peachysteve) gives an error message
See where it was commented https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/752903/milk-thistle-sir-john-mcdougall-gardens-2017#cid-453107
NOTE If not placed in inverted commas it disappears in this post 8
iSpot is incorrectly modifying URLs. With a bit of trial and error I managed to persuade it to put in the right URL, but it didn’t make it into a link.
We are looking into the issues around redirects but the programmers responsible have changed and I am not sure how long it will take to get it sorted out.
The more different types of examples that are provided the better, it may be easier to send these direct to ispot inbox so that I can forward them.
I’ve repeated using searchbox with “ispot.org” but only got about 1,900 results as search only goes to 10 pages. (plus it’s impossible to get to the last page without going through all the other pages
For all sorts of searches, say within a large project, the ability to jump to previous pages would be very useful. Looking for unids in a large project means that I have to wait and click repeatedly each time to get to the page I last worked on.
It is honestly worth making a temp project with narrow Date zones - you can then alter the dates when y’ve completed each section.
Projects are so easy but don’;t forget to Unpublish it when finished
See my https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/global/view/project/756227/a-temporary-project - FIVE pages
I am clearing all the Obs WITH pictures - the proposal is that old ones without Pix may be be consigned to ‘somewhere’ else
Oops! I’d unaccountably had difficulty with your recipe http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/NNNNNN to http://ispotnature.org/node/NNNNNN believing it should be http://www.ispotnature.org/node/NNNNNN ; but now find both work
I’m glad to report that the old ispot.org.uk links are working again. Just tested with http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/12549 which is in an publication about one of my sites and it correctly points to https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/3763/coleophora-case on the new system.
So thanks for getting that sorted.