I'm a Newbie on oW (Unalga I 05/05/1942), but I've worked on several other Zooniverse projects from time to time. Now using IE9. Have not used the Fora before.
Welcome to Old Weather and the forum. Our work is rather more complicated than the other zoos, so we have prepared a number of reference posts giving help and advice to both newbies and veterans. Many of them are in this index
. And many of us love to answer questions. Ask away.
So how do I exit gracefully from a partially completed page of weather reports without losing my work, so that I can come back and finish things up the next morning? Is "I've finished with this page", and its consequent non-counting of the rest of the weather reports, my only option?
That's it, I'm afraid. The interface does not have a lot of stretch in it, and wouldn't need it in the other zoos. All of your pages remain available for correction is you wish.
An alternative way of counting your production that will not be thrown off by interrupting a page is to count your pages, instead of readings. Your total page count is on your profile page
(My Old Weather in the dropdown under your user name in upper right corner.)
This next question may be in the wrong thread. Apologies in advance . 8am, noon, 8pm, & sometimes other Lat/Long Positions are given, but times do not seem to be provided for on the Location tab. I saw a post that said all such Positions can be transcribed, but how do I indicate the times? Do I put the time in the Name space on the Location tab?
Thanks for your help.
Just transcribe what is on the page. Everything about the American ships is more complicated. We have been given what we can do by the interface, and the other awkwardnesses will be worried about by the analysis team.
For lat/long readings the position on the page tells the team which lat/long time you are recording. All such readings, unless ID'ed as observed, are dead reckoning.
For place and port names, if it is a port where you are moored, just put the name only in "Port Name" place space. If there is a description or statement such as, "On Passage from A to B" - and this might include time if that is written by the log keeper - type the whole phrase into "Place Name" place space. Too many ships at sea can't give precise point location by name, this option allows flexibility.
Only one data entry in a single tab is possible for each entry. Keep using new boxes for each new reading or paragraph.
And again, welcome.