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Range Parentheticals

Postby chugach mtn boy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:17 pm

This is a small detail, but also one that affects everybody's pages to some degree.

One minor but useful feature of SP is the association of a parenthetical with the name of a mountain, generally indicating its range or region. So, for example, if you were to look at Gangolf's profile, you would see that his Reidberger Horn is associated with "(Allgau Alps)" whereas his Madari is associated with "(Cyprus)."

I have noticed that this feature operates quirkily. For example, if I want the Chugach peaks for which I have pages to get parentheticals saying "Chugach Mountains)", it doesn't work for me to make the recent "Chugach Mountains" range page their parent. Instead, I have to make an old "Chugach Mountains" album a parent, which is unfortunate since albums shouldn't be parents of mountain pages. Also, the parenthetical feature gets confused by "related" attachments and turns itself off. My Indianhouse Mountain page won't display a "(Chugach Mountains)" parenthetical UNLESS I make all three items to which it is attached its parent, including a non-parent/non-child page called Turnagain House Trot. It seems that the parenthetical feature is turned off if "attach as related" has been used for any OTHER associated page.

Maybe the best solution would be to let people designate one parent-child relationship as the "dominant" one for any given page, and that dominant attachment would supply the parenthetical.
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Re: Range Parentheticals

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:25 pm

I asked about this a while back and no one commented, so I eventually deleted the thread...

Now you cannot do that!

But actually, I think the way the parentheticals is supposed to fill out now is OK. I looked at it and the way it appears it works is that first the area page with the highest page score is selected. If there are no area pages as parents then the list page with the highest score is selected. I imagine there are other possibilities, but for mountain/rock pages this pretty much covers 99% of them. For other objects it generally is not an issue as they have only one parent in most cases.

The issue with related attachments has been known for some time. I would agree that it is about time for it to be corrected.

There seems to be some bug with your Chugach pages, that should be fixed as well. Is there one where you currently have just the area page attached and not the album?
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Re: Range Parentheticals

Postby chugach mtn boy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:24 am

mrchad9 wrote:The issue with related attachments has been known for some time. I would agree that it is about time for it to be corrected.

There seems to be some bug with your Chugach pages, that should be fixed as well. Is there one where you currently have just the area page attached and not the album?


Hmmm, I think you've put your finger on it. "The issue with related attachments" is indeed the whole issue. It seems that if I attach absolutely nothing as related, and make everything either a parent or a child even though that might not be the correct relationship, the parentheticals come back.
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