SCDDB collections now support “sharing URLs”. These are difficult-to-guess web links that you can give to people whom you would like to allow read-only access to a collection of yours. Anybody who knows the sharing URL for a collection can look at that collection (they don't even need to be signed in to the site).
You can find the sharing URL for a collection by going to that collection's page. It is listed prominently on the overview tab.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 10 June 2016 2:05
fixed a few long-standing Strathspey SCD database bugs today:
People who try to create a new dance list with the name of another of their dance lists now get a nicer error message.
In the editing screen for publications, a “fuzzy” publication date can now be saved back directly (there used to be a formatting problem that caused dates to be put into the form in a format that the form processor couldn't understand, which was a nuisance).
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 5 June 2016 21:58
MiniCribs in the database are now up to version 25.12 (we skipped 25.11 because I didn't get around to uploading it). The number of unmatched cribs is now 165 out of 4794, which isn't bad, but could be reduced further if we managed to add a handful of strategic publications. We're looking into it.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 30 November 2015 10:01
In the dance database, video comments are now displayed in the video modal. This closes a long-standing issue which made video comments virtually useless. (There is still no convenient way of editing video comments after the fact except through the Django admin interface, but that's a project for another day.)
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 14 September 2015 12:01
“Activity flags” for Person records in the database (i.e., whether somebody is a dance author, publisher, tune composer, or recording musician) are now set automatically according to the content of the database (i.e., a person counts as a dance author if and only if there are dances in the database that are credited to them). This is intended to avoid problems where editors add people to the database without checking the appropriate boxes, which means that the corresponding tabs on the person's detail page will not be active.
This is more subtle than it seems because we need to take into account that someone can be a dance author by virtue of being part of a group of people (with a separate database entry) who co-devised a dance (and so on for the other entry types).
The activity flags for all Person entries in the database are updated once a day (night, really). For the time being, activity flags can still be set manually on a person's entry in the administration UI, but will be overwritten on the next update.
As a fringe benefit, it is now possible to edit group membership information in the administration UI. This functionality has been long overdue and is now finally available.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 14 March 2015 19:32 (last edited on 14 March 2015 19:34)
The database now has the current version of MiniCribs. There were some minor problems with the update process that needed to be sorted out, most of which had to do with the Django 1.7 update, and that resulted in a fairly long delay. But I hope that future updates will proceed a lot faster!
The automated import process manages to connect approximately 97% of the 4500+ cribs to the corresponding dances in the database. The vast majority of the remaining cribs belongs to dances that we don't yet have in the database; we're working on getting these added, and at that point they will hopefully also be imported correctly.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 13 February 2015 14:37 (last edited on 13 February 2015 14:38)
Videos for dance lists are back! In the Strathspey SCD Database, You can now select the “Videos” tab on a dance list detail page and see videos for all the dances that have them.
Generally, the video shown for a dance is the one with the highest quality level. If there are several videos at the highest quality level for that dance (e.g., several “Good” ones when no “Demonstration quality” video exists) then one of those is chosen at random.
Eventually we want to introduce an “Editor's Pick” badge where we explicitly designate one of the available videos as the preferred one to be used in contexts like the dance list “Videos” tab.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 1 February 2015 15:50