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Gallery searches for species whith changed scientific name

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Old Wednesday 8th August 2007, 07:06   #1
Alan Manson
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Gallery searches for species whith changed scientific name

Gallery searches from opus remain difficult for species whith changed scientific names. This includes species where a wrong spelling of a scientific name was widely used (see HelenB's thread), or where the scientific name has changed recently (HelenB's thread and njlarsen's post on Andy's "Gallery Photo Search" sticky). I have used an inelegant solution on the Opus page for Gabar Goshawk. However, this probably does not meet Green Fields' requirement that "if the way the gallery searching is changed again, we can update the template and every link will be 'ok' again."

I suggest that the GSearch template be changed so that the botton created by {{GSearch|GENUS+SP}} reads "Search for more photos of this species in the BirdForum gallery using GENUS SPECIES" instead of "Search for more photos of this species in the BirdForum gallery". This would allow Opus editors to create two or more Gallery Search buttons with different scientific names for each species, and searchers would know what string they are using for each search. Hopefully such a change is possible, and should not require re-editing of most Opus pages.

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Old Friday 10th August 2007, 19:52   #2
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I just looked at your page for the Gabar Goshawk. The one improvement you could make as I see it would be to add text so that both entries show what one is searching with when clicking them.

I for one would support the notion that if technically possible, the search term be displayed by the GSearch template.

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