Seedex form broken

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Broekhuis
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Seedex form broken

Is anybody else having trouble with the surplus seed order form? I've spent a frustrating hour trying to input my selections, and it keeps bogging down after about 30-40 selections.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

I haven't tried to order (too any seeds already) but have reported the problem.   It was being worked on earlier today; evidently, it needs more work, sorry.

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Broekhuis
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Thanks Laura,

I can't go back and check (the ordering link goes away once you've placed your order), but I bet that would have solved my problem.

Since ordering went online, I have found the ordering system, while technically impressive, a bit clunky for inputting a large order. The surplus order system allows you to add up to 300 selections (100 primary, 200 alternative), but having to input each one separately, with at least a few seconds wait in between, and remembering to save every so often to not lose your selections, seems a bit unwieldy. I have suggested that the ordering system be simplified to a less technically advanced form that allows you to add and modify your list as a simple sequence of numbers, that could either be typed or cut/pasted from a list you may have put together elsewhere. Maybe I'm the only one who feels there's room for improvement, but just in case other members would appreciate a different mode of entering an order, I put together a modest mockup of what it might look like. The mockup is here: http://www.robsplants.com/plantlinks/nargs/mockorder.php and it doesn't actually do anything besides allowing you to enter a list of selections (each line can either hold a single selection, or a range of selections), and allowing you to check/modify the list after you submit it.

I would appreciate any feedback on this: is it useful, are we better off with the current system, or should it be done differently from either approach? If there's some support for an improved system, I would offer my help to the webmasters of this site to make improvements - whether they look like my mockup, or just modifications to the current approach.

Rob

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - zone 6, maybe 6b. Suburbaner.

Neil
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Rob regarding when you make a selection whith a range of numbers,ie 114-130,  can you put in that it would like 1,2,3, or more, from that range of numbers.

Otherwise I like it

Sussex, England

Broekhuis
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Neil,

At this point I just tried to replicate the functions that already existed on the ordering system (from even before it went electronic). Of course there's room for further enhancements, if there is a demand for them.

Rob

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - zone 6, maybe 6b. Suburbaner.

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