New Upload & Edit Facility

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New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by PeterJ » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:29 pm

As part of of the forums first birthday celebrations we are launching a new online system to allow the submission of requests for changes to ZXDB and adding of new titles.

We are extremely grateful to @Mike Davies who developed this for us during his limited spare time. Thanks also to @Einar Saukas for providing ZXDB related support.

The system is currently on test, so we would like you to try it out and see how you get on. Changes requested during the testing phase won't be actioned. For now continue requesting changes by either dropping us an email or using the little bugs in the database thread.

The URL is as follows (You must be logged into the forum to access the page - The system records the name of the user who requested the change):

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/

Start by clicking the 'Start new edit' button. The rest should be self-explanatory.

One of my favorite features is the predictive search when you start typing in the name of a game to edit. Just to note that this is case sensitive.

Once you have requested a change and saved it you can login again and view the changes that you have requested.

Let us know how you get on.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by Ast A. Moore » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:42 pm

Pretty cool! Will have to wrap my head around it. (For example, I’m not certain how to submit updates. Do I alway have to fill out every field or is the implication that the fields left blank are meant to remain unchanged?)

Time will only tell if this gets abused, but it’s certainly a great idea.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by PeterJ » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:45 pm

Thanks @Ast A. Moore,

Yes only record the fields you want changed. We are hoping that recording the user against each edit will help minimise the second point you raised.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by Ast A. Moore » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 pm

Cool! That makes sense.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 pm

Great idea. Easy to use.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by Rorthron » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Nice. Some quick feedback:

1. I can't upload amendments to existing entries without attaching a file. The following error messages appear at the bottom of the form:

Notice: Undefined index: fileExt in /var/www/zxdb-edit/src/ZxdbEdit/EntryForm.php on line 301

Notice: Undefined index: fileExt in /var/www/zxdb-edit/src/ZxdbEdit/EntryForm.php on line 431

2. The menu button in the top right appears as just a grey rectangle.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by PeterJ » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:05 pm

Thank you @Rorthron. I'm sure @Mike Davies will look at these issues when he can.
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by pavero » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:22 pm

I have tried to upload one missing Czech game - Transfer.
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... 72a3dde50d

I added four files - TAP+TZX+2xSCR, but only the last one was uploaded I guess. ;)
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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by PeterJ » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:18 pm

Thanks for the feedback @pavero we will check this out.

During this testing phase can you continue to post on the forum about new MIA?

Many thanks

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Re: New Upload & Edit Facility

Post by pavero » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:38 am

Never mind, I have upload those missing files again. ;-)
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... 72a3dde50d

BTW, this duplicit record from @solaris104 can be deleted...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/edit/en ... 7316394fb2
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