Rubenstein Fellows

This is the Community of fellows and alumni of the EOL Rubenstein Fellows Program. This program supports the research of a diverse group of scientists who are committed to online collaboration and outreach. Fellows receive partial funding for up to one year to translate biodiversity research, databases, and media into rich, online resources through the Encyclopedia of Life. The Fellows program is made possible through a generous donation by David M. Rubenstein to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

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  • Profile picture of Kathryn Hall who took this action.

    Kathryn Hall commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Thanks Jen. I joined up because I found a few. Thanks heaps! :)

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: They should go to the same place, but I think the LifeDesk feedback function was on the fritz yesterday. Apparently, it's back up and running, and I can see your ticket about the image problem now.

    almost 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    I did not get a confirmation. I used the feedback form from the Help menu on LifeDesks, not direct e-mail which I now have done. Shouldn't they both go to the same place? I reported this problem via the LifeDesk feedback form ~2 weeks ago and received no response.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: Did you get a confirmation on your feedback submission? I don't see your ticket in the cue.

    almost 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja, Yes, this was the first thing I tried: editing the image and simply re-uploading the image with the same content, without deleting the original. This never worked: the apparently re-uploaded image always looked the same as before. I did get a re-uploaded image to appear correctly (i.e. complete) after deleting the image, then starting over and having to re-type the text, however even this does not usually work, as I've found out in my subsequent investigation of this problem. I did submit a problem report via the feedback form on the LifeDesk. Thanks for your help on this!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: I doubt that your connection speed has anything to do with it. I suspect that the problem occurs AFTER the image is uploaded, when it is being processed by the software on the server. I understand that retyping the image data is a lot of work. You actually do not have to do this is you follow my instructions and re-upload the image using THE SAME IMAGE FORM: Go to one of the image pages, e.g., http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/734 Click on the Edit tab, then reload the original file using the Choose File button and submit the form. This form will still have all the data you entered previously, and the new image file will simply replace the old, defective version. There's also no need to delete the image that previously had the truncated original, because you are fixing the problem on this original data object. Let me know if you want me to walk you through this via skype or phone. Also, if the problem occurs frequently and it's just too much trouble to use this workaround, we can ask the programmers to look into it. Let me know if you want me to initiate this, or do it yourself by sending a problem report to feedback[at]lifedesks.org.

    almost 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

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    almost 2 years ago • deleted: almost 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja, In one case when I deleted the image and re-uploaded the problem was corrected and in another case the new image was truncated as before. This is happening on many of the images I have been uploading and repeatedly retyping the info associated with each repeatedly until I get a good version uploaded is not an option. Have had this problem working from both Firefox and Chrome. One thing that occurs to me is that I'm working from a computer with a very fast connection to the internet. The upload speed is very fast. I will see if this happens when I use a slower wifi connection.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: I haven't seen any other reports about this problem. I spot-checked your LifeDesk gallery, and it looks like most of your images are ok. I found a couple more that are truncated: http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/716 http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/727 This can sometimes happen when the software that creates the different versions of the image on the LifeDesk gets tripped up somewhere along the process. Often these kinds of things are difficult to reproduce. You should be able to fix these particular images simply by uploading the image file again into the existing image data form. To do this, go to one of the image pages, e.g., http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/734 Click on the Edit tab, then reload the original file using the Choose File button and submit the form. If this doesn't solve the problem, or if it turns out to be more widespread than I think, let me know, and I will ask the developers to put this on their list of things to check out. Also, you can file a bug report yourself by sending an email to feedback[at]lifedesks.org

    almost 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    I have noticed a serious problem uploading images to my LifeDesk. Large images appear to get truncated. (Look at http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/image/view/734/_original) for example.) The thumbnail and smaller image appear to be okay. How/where do we report bugs like this? Is the feedback from on Lifedesks still monitored? Has anyone else experienced this issue?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kathryn Hall: Hey, Kathryn; if it's a one time thing, please comment about it here: http://eol.org/communities/50/newsfeed. "Homonym hunters" keep track of problems in that category so the admin can fix them. If you've found several you may want to join the community so you can add taxa to their collection of problem cases directly. Thanks!!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Kathryn Hall commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hi All, I am preferring classifications for my group (sponges) and I found a group that has a botanical homonym. It isn't a validity problem - but - EOL chooses to show botanical photos on the taxon pages. Does anyone know how to get rid of the botany photos for these animals? I have preferred the zoological classification and I tried lowering the trust on the photos. I didn't like doing this because they are from an herbarium/botanical gardens and I am sure they are right for the plant - any ideas how to stop the plant pictures showing up for the animal? Thanks, Kathryn

    almost 2 years ago

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    Maria del Rosario Castañeda commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hi Jen, I didn't receive a particularly large amount of emails, just three in the past two weeks!!

    about 2 years ago

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    Josefin Stiller added the German common name "Blattkäfer" to "Chrysomelidae".

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.

    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Anyone overwhelmed by a recent flood of email from EOL (actually, if you weren't, let me know. Something might be wrong.) The curator community isn't often quite so chatty, but that was a good demonstration of the new email defaults, which will now inform you of comments or activity in any EOL community you belong to, for instance this one, Rubenstein Fellows, and the EOL curators community. If you'd like to manage those settings, go into your EOL profile and under "edit my profile" select "notification settings". You can set different kinds of activity to different notification speeds- immediate email, daily digest, weekly digest, etc.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Rats, this explains some things. Stand by...

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Kelly O'Donnell who took this action.

    Kelly O'Donnell commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: No LifeDesk messages in spam folders. I even tried a second time with a different email address, no luck.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Hey, Kelly, Seena- the LifeDesk mail isn't hiding in your spam filters, by any chance?

    about 2 years ago

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    Seena Narayanan Karimbumkara commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: @Kelly & Jen.. Same problem for me. Did not get an e-mail response after creating LifeDesk.

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "Kelly O'Donnell" as a manager of the community "Rubenstein Fellows".

    about 2 years ago