The users can contribute in different ways by creating comments, adding new data, requesting for sources or tools, reporting bugs.
Click on the icon to create tags on several objects: record, source, dataset, recordset, cognate set, alignment and correspondence set. If these objects are public or shared with other users, the associated tags are visible as well.
It is possible to make comments on several objects: record, source, dataset, recordset, cognate set, alignment and correspondence set.
Throughout their navigation, registered users (see create user account), can submit private comments using the icon on the various objects while they browse. These comments are private, as only their author can view them. They can be accessed at any time via the management module.
Registered users can also submit public comments by using the icon. After they have been approved by the administrator, these comments will be visible to the public users and their author will be informed of their status.
The icon indicates that a comment has been submitted, and can be viewed by selecting it.
The status of the comments
is specified by a colour code symbolized by the following icons:
In order to submit new data, it is necessary to contact the administrator. After the approval of the administrator, you need to follow specific instructions to format the data (see the data entry manual ).
It is possible, with some formatting of sources (see the data entry manual ), to add your own data to the database as private sources.
These private sources are added to the public data, either because they have already been published, or because their integration into RefLex will be considered as a publication in its own right (for more details, contact the administrators).
You can report bug in the RefLex website by contacting the administrators.
Users can report bugs or other problems by using the "Report bug" link at the bottom of every webpage in the website (in the Footer zone).
Users can send any suggestion by using the "Submit idea" link at the bottom of every webpage in the website (in the Footer zone).
It is possible to contact the administrators in order to indicate your requirements. You can request for sources that you would like to find on the RefLex website. All requests may not be satisfied immediately but the administrators will be glad to hear about users' needs.
Depending on users' wishes, particular sources may be given a higher priority for importation into RefLex. Users are therefore encouraged to send their wishes to the RefLex team. Any further cooperation would be appreciated (i.e. if a user has already typed lexical data linked to a published source, this could help accelerate the process).
Please refer to the data entry manual for more details about data formating.
It is also possible to propose new tools. You can contact the administrators in order to request for tools you would like to find on the RefLex website.ou request may be satisfied as possible.
Not only can users contribute data to RefLex, but they can also suggest new tools they would like to use with the data, or how existing tools may be improved. The RefLex team will consider every suggestion with great attention.
It is possible to contribute to the FAQ section by contacting the administrators.