MIchael, et. al.: The unique email address requirement has existed for months, maybe a year. When I download, I find messages in the email field saying “email@example.com.” Certainly not self-explanatory. I was told months ago that they going to improve the error message. I’m guessing the message is formatted like an email address so it will pass through the many unknown filters applied during upload processing.
WHICH, by the way, is not working again today; at least for me. Step 1 of processing gets through ~200 of 1100 records. Tells me processing is complete. The issues a message, about an error occurring processing. Please try later. Click finish.
I’ve got a District Executive on my case because a MBC is not appearing in Scoutbook. I’ve been trying to upload my Scoutbook update file for 2 weeks. While everyone at Scoutbook world headquarters may be trying very hard, I find the many problems with the administrative side of Scoutbook unacceptable and would like an explanation from the IT people including what future plans exist to make our lives more difficult.
And if you don’t know, they changed the name of the download file to include a date which is a good idea. I’ve been renaming them to include a date for months. However, the new name format broke my automated process to perform the rename and move the file to an ‘incoming’ folder in my Scoutbook folder. Arrggh!
I am (obviously) irritated by what I view as an approach to software development and rollout that is not quite professional. Disclaimer: I’ve worked in computer technology, in various settings, since the days of the IBM 026 keypunch. IBM 026 Key Punch
I have a long list of other gotchas and grievances in and with Scoutbook. I’d write them up but it would take an hour.
I do appreciate the efforts of the SUAC members who are helpful and are taking the bullets for the software developers.