Why not design frustration OUT of the process?
I had done about as much as could be transcribed for Image ANN0000lot , despite the quirky hadwriting: such as a capital 'N' most closely resembling the symbol for pi.
Unfortunately, the work was lost when I clicked on the "discuss" button - instead of right-clicking to open a new tab. When I hit the back button to return to my work... IT WAS ALL by process...LOST.
I can not sing hosannas to programmers who build a platform catering to scientific inquiry - but instead then build one which makes retracing your steps a fatal error.
That is antithetical to the best of scientific tradition, IMO is itself a fatal error.
If this Herbarium works like other things I've volunteered for in the Zooniverse, your view won't be the one and only chance for a correct record to be made.
That said, I feel your pain.
I'm sorry that sounds like a very frustrating experience. In the past we've typically only shown the discuss button once the transcription has been saved but I think on this interface we don't do that. We're going on a bug bash this week for the project and this is one change we can definitely make.
Hey, it's been fixed! Herbarium and Calbug.