Browser: Firefox 72.0.2 on Mac OS 10.13.6
Description of problem:
Step 1: Drag and drop numerous photos to the web upload page
Step 2: Spend more than an hour inputting data and/or dealing with various interruptions (I have not tested what is the minimum time to cause this error)
Step 3: Make sure all observations have photos, times, locations, and IDs
Step 4: Press Upload
Step 5: Examine the resulting observations
It has happened to me now several times that if I am slow in using the web uploader, for example if I get a long telephone call after I’ve loaded my photos but before I’ve finished entering the data, or spend time to input data for several score observations, I find missing data and errors in the observations after I’ve uploaded them that could not have been there when I entered it. This has happened to me both using my own @dlevitis account, and the @sec_research account.
Most often I find that some of the observations lack IDs or photos, or that multiple photos that were combined in one observation are now separate observations without IDs, or even that photos and/or data that were in different observations are now together. The number of observations that appear does not always match the number that the upload page reported were being uploaded. I do not receive any time out warning, nor a warning of missing metadata when I hit upload, nor do these missing values show when I inspect the observations before I hit upload. The only solution I have found for this is to check and fix each observation, or delete the whole set and input and upload the observations again.
If there is an intentional time limit, this should please be made clear. If it would be helpful, I can likely replicate this error simply by starting a set of uploads and then waiting to upload them for an hour. Please advise if I am unintentionally causing this somehow. Thank you.