Make Map Comments selectable even when behind Area Places
Please allow editors to select Map Comments that located amidst Area Places.
At present, at least in vanilla WME, neither Map Comment points nor areas are selectable if they are amidst an Area Place. The Places layer has to be turned off (or the obstructing place moved or removed) for the Map Comment to be accessible.
Map Comments are among the most useful things for novice editors to view, but such editors may not be aware of the workarounds required to view Map Comments that are amidst Area Places.
If we change the order, does it make sense that a place under the map comment won’t be selectable?
Not really. What I would want is for one click to select what's "above", and then another click to select what's "below".
The logic should reflect how selection of stacked places works. I mean places that are on top of each other.
It's as simple as selecting the smaller one when clicking on it, and the larger one when clicking on that.
Admin: This is a response to your request for more details. Yes, it is true that a Map Comment AREA overlapping an Area Place presents a prioritization challenge. Personally I would prioritize the Map Comment, but I accept that others may have different opinions. HOWEVER, a Map Comment POINT overlapping an Area Place presents no such challenge. If the user clicks within a very tight radius of the MC point, WME can be reasonably assured the user wishes to select the point and not the area that happens to overlap it. Hope this helps.
Note: whatever form the solution to this issue takes, it should not end up inadvertently encouraging editors to turn off their Map Comments layer (for example, to select a Place located behind a Map Comment)! Last thing we want is people turning off the Map Comments layer and forgetting to turn it back on.