I am posting here because it may be the resolution of a bug, and in any case the feedback is most relevant to the IT team. Please move this post wherever it belongs.
From time to time I notice improved function, from my perspective, and would like to give appreciation and a vote for retaining that change - but I am often unsure whether there has actually been a change or I just stumbled on the right combination of pages and views etc, or for some reason the feature is just working more consistently than in the past (perhaps internet speeds etc) - and in some cases I never see the improved effect again, and don’t know if it was an unintended or perhaps unrecognised effect of another change, and got reversed in subsequent changes.
A week or two ago I opened one of my Umbrella projects and there was no leaderboard, so the map - what I nearly always want to see - was evident immediately, and fully visible with only a little scrolling. I loved that! Unfortunately it hasn’t happened again, but if it is an option I vote for it:)
Today a feature which I think existed for some months in the latter half of 2018, returned in viewing Explore search results for a Place, in map view with the obs in little thumbnails down the right-hand side, and their pins on the map at the left, I was able to see where each obs was located in the map as its pin was pointed to when I clicked on each thumbnail. Yay! Saves heaps of time going trying various search filter combinations in another browser tab to try and find where that obs is.
My other constant dream is to be able to consistently click on a pin in the map of either an Umbrella or a collection project, and have the little pointer pop up with the basic details, and the option to view it if wanted.
This feature was pretty constant I think in late 2018, and occasionally it works now, and lately I have suspected it is not meant to work in Umbrella project maps just in Collection project maps, or perhaps it doesn’t work if there are too many flags in the map, or perhaps if Places have recently been edited…???
Today this worked in the same Search results map mentioned above - the pointer popups with details did pop up when pointing at pins on the Search results map - wonderful! - but were different than usual, and didn’t give an option to view. That would still be a great feature to retain if possible - I hope it stays.
So I scrolled down the thumbnails on the right to find the obs I had briefly seen details of - and found that as I selected a thumbnail its map pin pop-up opened.
I just want to say thank you if these are new features or fixes, and please try and keep them if they were unexpected results of tinkering.
And thanks for all features and fixes past, present and future.
Now I will try to find other pages this is working on.
CORRECTION It is in fact still possible to view the obs directly from the pop-up pointer on the map, by clicking on the picture. Even better than having the “View” text - saves space!