Seedex form broken

Submitted by Broekhuis on

Is anybody else having trouble with the surplus seed order form? I've spent a frustrating hour trying to input my selections, and it keeps bogging down after about 30-40 selections.


Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:10

I haven't tried to order (too any seeds already) but have reported the problem.   It was being worked on earlier today; evidently, it needs more work, sorry.

Submitted by Broekhuis on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:35

Thanks Laura,

I can't go back and check (the ordering link goes away once you've placed your order), but I bet that would have solved my problem.

Since ordering went online, I have found the ordering system, while technically impressive, a bit clunky for inputting a large order. The surplus order system allows you to add up to 300 selections (100 primary, 200 alternative), but having to input each one separately, with at least a few seconds wait in between, and remembering to save every so often to not lose your selections, seems a bit unwieldy. I have suggested that the ordering system be simplified to a less technically advanced form that allows you to add and modify your list as a simple sequence of numbers, that could either be typed or cut/pasted from a list you may have put together elsewhere. Maybe I'm the only one who feels there's room for improvement, but just in case other members would appreciate a different mode of entering an order, I put together a modest mockup of what it might look like. The mockup is here: and it doesn't actually do anything besides allowing you to enter a list of selections (each line can either hold a single selection, or a range of selections), and allowing you to check/modify the list after you submit it.

I would appreciate any feedback on this: is it useful, are we better off with the current system, or should it be done differently from either approach? If there's some support for an improved system, I would offer my help to the webmasters of this site to make improvements - whether they look like my mockup, or just modifications to the current approach.


Submitted by Neil on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 07:15

In reply to by Broekhuis

Rob regarding when you make a selection whith a range of numbers,ie 114-130,  can you put in that it would like 1,2,3, or more, from that range of numbers.

Otherwise I like it

Submitted by Broekhuis on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:37


At this point I just tried to replicate the functions that already existed on the ordering system (from even before it went electronic). Of course there's room for further enhancements, if there is a demand for them.