Tips and tricks

Here are some clever ways to get more from NatureWatch NZ, courtesy of @tony_wills.

HTML codes allowed in descriptions etc

a, abbr, acronym, b, blockquote, br, cite, code, dl, dt, em, embed, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, iframe, img, li, object, ol, p, param, pre, small, strong, sub, sup, tt, ul

Examples:

Change "primary" photograph / reorder photos in an observation

You can change the order of photographs you have uploaded for an observation. You might want to do this to select which image is displayed as the main image for that observation (ie number 1) or put a sequence of images into chronological order.

When in edit mode for the observation you will see a "Re-order photos" link beneath the photos, that will take you to a page where you can enter numbers to determine the order of display.


Looking for images suitably licensed for use on wikipedia?

Try: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations?filters_open=true&has[]=photos&photo_license=CC-BY&view=table

and: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations?filters_open=true&has[]=photos&photo_license=CC-BY-SA&view=table


Looking for observations in a particular project?

Add projects[]=project-name to the search URL

eg To find all my observations in "Animal footprints" project:

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/tony_wills?q=&order_by=observations.id&view=table&projects[]=animal-footprints

Note that "project-name" is the name you will find in the URL of the project's page (generally the project name converted to lowercase and spaces converted to hyphens)


Adding a link to another observation?

If people follow links from iNaturalist to NatureWatchNZ of visa-versa they find themselves not logged in. So instead of just pasting a link to another observation as http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/985491, enter a relative URL in the form of an HTML link <a href="/observations/985491">985491</a> which will give 985491 and takes people to the observation but leave you in which-ever system you are logged in to.

Useful saved searches

Searching for observations that are not yet "research grade"

add quality_grade=casual to the URL in the address bar of your search eg

All casual grade obs:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations?quality_grade=casual

All my casual grade obs:
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/tony_wills?quality_grade=casual

NZ obs with photos and id_please but still casual grade:
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations?has[]=photos&has[]=id_please&order_by=observations.id&order=desc&filters_open=true&view=table&quality_grade=casual

NZ obs with photo, but still casual grade:
http://www.naturewatch.org.nz/observations?q=&has[]=photos&quality_grade=casual&view=table

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/tony_wills?has[]=photos&has[]=id_please&quality_grade=casual&order_by=observations.id&order=asc&filters_open=true&view=table

Someone please help, still looking for an id (or confirmation).

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/tony_wills?utf8=✓&has[]=id_please&quality_grade=research&order_by=observations.id&order=desc&filters_open=true&view=table

Marked "id please", but already research grade (hint:time to turn off "id please").

naturewatch.org.nz/observations?q=&has[]=photos&quality_grade=casual&swlat=-47&swlng=166&nelat=-35&nelng=179&taxon_name=animalia&taxon_id=1&order_by=observations.id&order=asc&view=table

All animal observations with photo, but still casual grade.


Link that should be in dashboard

http://naturewatch.org.nz/project_invitations


Find old comments

Comments on my observations:
http://www.naturewatch.org.nz/comments?for_me=true

Comments by me:
http://www.naturewatch.org.nz/comments?mine=true

All comments:
http://www.naturewatch.org.nz/comments

Search for keyword in comments:
http://naturewatch.org.nz/comments?commit=Search&q=wellington

Revised on April 21, 2016 05:04 PM by jon_sullivan jon_sullivan
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