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    Adult Member KerryRaymond's Avatar
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    The Mystery of the Missing Comment

    I did a search that returned an article:

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/re...2++august+1952

    The search results show the article has a comment, but the article doesn't have a comment.

    Huh?

    Kerry

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    Hi Kerry

    I think it is because it is a "Private" comment.. I added a comment to that same article and it now shows 2 comments. If a look at the article while logged in I only see one comment (mine). If I log out I can't see any of the comments.

    Hope That helps

    Michael Christensen

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    Yes, that probably is the explanation.

    However I think it might make more sense if the count displayed was for the number of public commentslus the number of my own private comments but definitely excluding other people's private comments.

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    QUESTION FOR TROVE STAFF:

    Could you please clarify this issue. I just noticed another article (link below) that also has a comment listed under the search results, but again there is no comment once you enter the article.

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9099512


    Is this referring to Private Comments or not?

    If they are Private Comments, then as Kerry points out it probably does not make much sense to show them at all in the search results window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spearth View Post

    If they are Private Comments, then as Kerry points out it probably does not make much sense to show them at all in the search results window.
    True.

    Another item for the "To do" list for the team doing the software updates.

    There are a few things that need fixing with the Trove software, as have been mentioned in past threads. That's always the case with relatively new programmes.
    However, that being said, and having looked at the newspaper sites available in other countries - the NLA's online newspaper service is a fantastic resource and is the best one in the world, as far as I can see.

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    We are aware of the problem, and it is on the list of things to be fixed in Trove.

    Mark
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    Thanks Mark.

    We will have Trove nearing perfection soon !!


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