Anselm Lingnau

There was a brief outage earlier today which was due to an inadvisable change I made to the system. This has now been reverted. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 23 November 2018 12:16

Anselm Lingnau

Based on a suggestion by Murrough Landon, for dances in publications that (a) have a link to an online PDF and (b) give page numbers for the dances they contain, the database now displays direct links to the specific page of the PDF containing the dance in question. To test this, look at The Prince of Sutton Coldfield and click on the link given under “Online Sources”. At least on Chrome/Chromium and Firefox, this should open the internal PDF viewer with the actual dance (not the first page of the publication) displayed in the window.

This uses the http://…/foo.pdf#page=X link style promulgated by Adobe, so it should theoretically work with Adobe Reader, too (I don't have Adobe Reader so can't check – let me know how you get on if you're in a position to try it). Your mileage may vary.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 7 October 2018 23:36

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The database is now up to MiniCribs 28.07! This followed 28.06 so closely that I didn't even get around to uploading that version.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 17 August 2018 9:55

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Please give a warm welcome to Anton Korobeynikov, who is joining the SCD Database editing team. It's great to have somebody to represent the vibrant SCD community in Russia!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 25 July 2018 20:56 (last edited on 25 July 2018 20:56)

Anselm Lingnau

MiniCribs 28.05 have just been added to the database. Yay!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 11 June 2018 2:38

Anselm Lingnau

We're now up to date again with MiniCribs at version 28.03 (published tonight or so).

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 20 March 2018 7:36

Anselm Lingnau

The MiniCribs on the Strathspey SCD Database are now up to version 28.02 (published yesterday, or early today). Thanks to the MiniCribs team for their ongoing support!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 24 February 2018 9:12

Anselm Lingnau

Please welcome Murrough Landon as the newest Strathspey SCD Database editor!

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 8 February 2018 2:26

Anselm Lingnau

It's time once more to crack down on spam-type user accounts on the my.strathspey system, which are annoying and seem to outnumber the real accounts.

From looking at the database, it seems that most if not all of these unwanted accounts either have both their first and last names set to the username of the account (which in real life would be weird) or else have no first and last names set at all. In theory we require first and last names, so any account that doesn't have any at all is technically breaking the rules of the game.

What I'm going to do a week from now is delete all accounts that fit this description where the user in question hasn't logged in for six months. If you want to make sure your account isn't inadvertently deleted, you should:

  1. Ensure that it has a first and last name associated with it (it would sure be nice if it was your actual first and last name but if you call yourself “Hamish McGonigle” nobody is going to be the wiser), and/or

  2. Log into your account. You can log right out again but we want to know that you're there.

Accounts that have dance lists, ratings, or collections in the dance database will also be exempt.

After these suspect accounts have been removed, all remaining accounts that have no first and last name associated with them will have their first name set to “Anonymous” and their last name to “Dancer”. The users in question will of course be free to set them to something else in their profile (except the empty string or any name consisting of all spaces).

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 18 January 2018 1:15 (last edited on 18 January 2018 1:16)

Anselm Lingnau

@David: The list of RSCDS branches and affiliated groups on the server is based on the data on the RSCDS server as of shortly after the Deluge. This is unfortunate and annoying in many respects, and unlikely to change anytime soon because it is virtually impossible to obtain this data from the current incarnation of the RSCDS web site other than by doing it by hand. I'm hoping that this situation will change in the future.

If you send me your group's particulars (preferably by e-mail to anselm@strathspey.org) I can add it in manually.

· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 22 November 2016 13:55

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