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Randi

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Helpful hints
« on: September 23, 2015, 07:36:17 pm »
Here are some helpful hints for using OW:Whaling. These may change or be deleted as the website progresses during its development,  so do keep an eye on this topic!  :D
« Last Edit: October 11, 2015, 11:40:01 am by Randi »

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 05:51:04 pm »
Viewing the page that you are working for a good read/review

  • In 'transcribing' you see a window offering 'Discuss this logbook' in red on the top right; in 'marking' you see this offer in grey at the bottom left of your screen.
  • Click 'discuss this logbook' as 'open in a new tab'.
  • You will then see the page as a subject for discussion in Panoptes Talk.
  • Right click the image and select 'open image in new tab'. This will open the page for you.
  • (Please remember to close the previous tab showing the Zooniverse subject picture so that you don't accidentally add comments there. You can leave a comment if you want to though!)
  • The browser address on the new tab showing your logbook page has 4 digits at the end of it. By simply increasing the last digit you can see following pages. So page 5 looks like _0005, page 51 looks like _0051, page 510 looks like _0510 and page 1510 looks like _1510 etc
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 07:08:08 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 05:51:16 pm »
Log in to OW:W

To Login, highlight that item on the top menu bar then select the third icon which is 'Log in through Zooniverse'. You will automatically be taken back to OW:Whaling front page.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015, 05:57:37 pm by AvastMH »

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 02:24:58 pm »
Go directly to your current ship for marking

All you need to do is bookmark the URL shown in the 'address box' (http://whaling.oldweather.org/#/mark?group_id=5604664e3937640006550300 for Saratoga).
« Last Edit: October 03, 2015, 01:57:32 pm by Randi »

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 07:30:44 am »
Warning !

Using the "Bad page" button during marking seems to cause long term problems: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/old-weather/talk/175/15142/?comment=36395



Returning to the "home page" (http://whaling.oldweather.org/#/) seems to fix the problem.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2015, 09:24:23 pm by Randi »

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 08:22:20 pm »
I have found AutoHotkey very helpful ;)

For example:
::stw::strong wind
::stws::strong winds
::stgs::strong gales
::brw::brisk wind
::brbs::brisk breezes

::gp::grampus
::fb::finback

You will need to adapt it to your ship!

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 09:50:56 pm »
If you need to draw a small box in an area that is already covered by a larger box, just draw the small box elsewhere and drag it into place.

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Re: Helpful hints
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 07:57:06 pm »
Note that the marking/transcribing interface can be very slow (10-20 seconds) to update on occasion.
If you think something is not working, make sure you are giving it enough time to respond.