commented on Control panel users can't access multipage survey
This is something that affects greenoxfordshire.com and people completing a survey to apply to be an election candidate by tomorrow.
posted 2017-10-14 09:56:15 -0700
There is a simple quick fix that can be done while working on the underlying problem.
Display a warning message asking the user to sign in to the site before completing the form if it detects an email address of a control panel user. Then at least users will know what to do, rather than just scratching their head.
commented on Export Facebook data
Facebook numeric IDs are stored in the people database, but cannot be exported.
posted 2016-10-16 16:50:46 -0700
Yet when I want to create a custom Facebook audience for a Facebook advertisement, it is the numbers they want me to supply, not the names. So Facebook expect advertisers to manage those numbers.
This is really important for anyone running a political campaign, since after de-duplication we know the Facebook accounts of everyone in the register of electors in a constituency. So if I could export all the number Facebook IDs, I could then import the list into Facebook to create a custom audience for an advertisement.
Why is it urgent? The Witney by-election, where Larry (brother of Bernie) Sanders is standing is this Thursday 20 October.
commented on Need Captcha on event submission
This is now becoming more urgent. We are now getting spam on the volunteer sign up page of segreens.com, putting links in the comment field.
posted 2016-11-30 03:30:26 -0800
We need to be able to add a Captcha to any form people can sign.
commented on Batch update clear voter ID fields
Note that currently, any imports with a voter ID overwrite a record with the same ID, even if it is a different person. So we end up with mangled records, with a new name and address, but with the support and contact details of the previous person. This leads to signficant data corruption. It is a serious risk.
posted 2016-08-01 05:53:45 -0700
commented on How to use householding
Recently a 3rd export option has appeared. After People and Households, there is ‘Voter Ballots’. But I cannot find that documented anywhere.
posted 2016-04-03 14:07:02 -0700
commented on How to use scannable sheets
I keep getting the error “Uploaded file must be a monochrome TIFF”. But that is what I have been importing (with LZW compression) created from a greyscale image in GIMP. I tried posterising to get a 2-bit image, but that wasn’t accepted either. Why not just put all imported images though ImageMagick first, so we can upload any format our scanners produce (mine produces PDF or JPG)?
posted 2016-03-03 15:50:08 -0800
commented on Merge duplicate profiles
It would be a lot easier to confirm or deny potential matches if the whole name was displayed, including middle names or initials.
posted 2016-02-11 07:05:55 -0800