When you re-order photos, changes to Notes are lost

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): website

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About):

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox 99.0.1, Win10

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132557236/edit_photos

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: click Edit Observation

Step 2: edit the text under Notes

Step 3: click Re-order Photos

Step 4: click Update Photos

Step 5: redo your text edits because they have been lost


I doubt it is a bug, it was always working that way, it’s probably better to add a feature request to change the system.

just to clarify a little here, clicking the “Reorder photos” button takes you to an entirely new page, and it’s at that point when your text changes are lost.

the feature request might be something like implementing a pop-up to warn you that your changes will be lost if you don’t save your other changes before reordering photos.