ps at phillipadsmith
May 9, 2012, 3:59 PM
I'm investigating a strange issue that has confounded some Bricolage users I support for a while now:
Accidentally checkout out a story to the wrong workflow. Way to prevent this?
+ The site has two story workflows, Story and Blogs.
+ Sometimes a user inadvertently hits the "Find story" link in the Blog workflow when actually looking for a story that should be in the Story workflow.
+ The resulting list shows both stories in the Blog workflow AND stories in the Story workflow, with "Checkout" checkboxes beside them all.
+ If the user accidentally checks out a story from the Story workflow, while in this Blog workflow search result screen, the story is moved into the Blog workflow. There is no option to revert this, the only option shown at the bottom of the story edit page are all Blog workflow related.
+ If the user issues a "Check-in and revert," the story ends up in an in-between state: the only option from the Blog workflow is "Checkout" (no Republish) and the only check-in options in the story edit screen are the Blog desks. From the Story workflow search screen, there are no checkboxes at all.
I don't think this is a feature, as it's very confusion to users who then lose control of the story. To correct the issue, I have to update the database to move the story back into the Story workflow.
Should this be happening? Any suggestions on a way to prevent it, either in the UI, the application code, or the database?
This is Bricolage 2.1.0.
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