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Message 2312 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 18:45:05 UTC

Hi Everyone,

I've updated some of the tags on the new interface. For the predator event, you can tag it with different species of predators, and for the non-predator event, you can tag it with non-predator species.

We'll be updating the instructions for the new interface with descriptions of the different tags, and I'll be updating the page with hover tooltips to make it as user friendly as possible (especially as there are a lot more events to mark).

As always, if you have any suggestions for making the new interface easier to use they'll be very appreciated.

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Message 2317 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 19:00:03 UTC

What's the ETA on the interface release?

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Message 2325 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 22:28:08 UTC - in response to Message 2317.

What's the ETA on the interface release?


Well its for the most part useable right now, so it's 'released.' I'm not quite sure how long it will take me to get the validator all ready to go, and any kinks users might come across with it. But I imagine I'll make the swap over to it in a couple weeks, depending on user feedback. One big thing will be getting all the large, slow loading videos converted to a slimmer format. I have the storage server going full speed ahead on that, but with 11,000 videos to convert it'll probably take a week or so.

There's a few other things I'd like to get working before we retired the old interface. The watched videos needs to be updated for the new events, and we'll need an updated reporting system for it as well. One thing I was thinking about is having a page where users could do some extra validation. So basically instead of watching the video and entering your own events, you could see what other people entered (without seeing who entered what) and mark them valid or not. Not sure how well it would work but it's something I'm thinking about.

It's hard to tell, but depending on how difficult it is getting a good validation system set up for the new interface, I'd say it'll be ready within the month. The next two weeks are the end of the semester, so I have to finish grading everything and get my students final exams ready; so that will probably put a bit of a dent in how productive I am for Wildlife@Home... But once the semesters over I have the break to really get a lot of work done on the site.

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Message 2327 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 22:54:06 UTC

Will we get Credit for any Video's we watch in the mean time ... ???

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Message 2328 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 23:32:56 UTC - in response to Message 2327.

Will we get Credit for any Video's we watch in the mean time ... ???


Once the validator for the new interface is up and going you'll be getting credit for the videos you've watch in the new interface. You'll still get credit from videos in the old interface as well until it's retired.

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Message 2330 - Posted: 1 Dec 2013, 23:56:44 UTC

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