Feature:90151 Check for parent record

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Feature:90151 Check for parent record # on make VT page OPEN Sometimes, an editor will enter a parent record # but then click the lower submit button. See the feature request details page for an example of where this may have occured. Marc Kupper (talk) 23:46, 1 Aug 2007 (CDT)

From a year talk page:

You submitted a new variant title of

Column Current Title [Record #64939] Proposed Parent (New)
Title To Open the Sky To Open the Sky
Year 1966-00-00 1966-00-00
Authors Robert Silverberg Robert Silverberg

The new title is 661749 but I'm not sure what the plan is with having a VT that has the same title/author as the original. Marc Kupper (talk) 13:25, 7 Jul 2007 (CDT)

I've seen other submissions that are along the same line from Alibrarian and other editors. I realized that the editor was clicking the bottom "Submit" on the Make Variant page instead of the top one, in which they've placed the parent record number. I'd done this more than once before I became a moderator (and, I red-faced admit that I've done it since, but was able to catch myself during the approval process.) Mhhutchins 13:45, 7 Jul 2007 (CDT)
Yes, I'm sure I've made the same error myself. It's not a very intuitive page. :-( TWO different "Submit" buttons are asking for trouble. BLongley 19:27, 7 Jul 2007 (CDT)
I had wondered if that would ever happen. I suspect a fix would be for the bottom button to check to see if anything is entered in the Parent Record # field and to either pop-up a warning or to silently use the parent #. Marc Kupper (talk) 23:44, 1 Aug 2007 (CDT)