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  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "Antkey" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "PNG_Birds" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "Anolis Scratchpad" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "Xyleborini Ambrosia Beetles" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.
    Jennifer Hammock added "Neotropical Pollination" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of Eli Sarnat who took this action.
    Eli Sarnat added "Jennifer Hammock" as a manager of the community "Scratchpads Community".

    7 months ago

  • Profile picture of John P. Sullivan who took this action.

    John P. Sullivan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Bob, Thanks for your reply. Well, clearly the proposed partnership with Scratchpads hasn't panned out the way envisioned. As I say, familiar as I am with both platforms I do not wish to see LifeDesks migrated. I wish to see LifeDesks at least supported and preferably developed. I have a hard time understanding how LifeDesks are extraneous to EOL's core mission. I see there are still a few of us actively adding to our LifeDesks and I bet some of them would agree with me. There have not been any bug fixes since May of 2012, despite bugs being reported (by me, for example). Could we at least get bug fixes/maintenance restored? It seems presumptuous to expect folks to invest themselves in new initiatives when EOL has a track record of dropping support for them after a few years.

    11 months ago • edited: 11 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @John P. Sullivan: John, thanks for your note. The bottom line is that EOL in 2010 had been pulled in too many directions, and needed to focus on its core mission - with the emergence of the Scratchpad project, we saw an opportunity to work with a team whose primary mission was creating a workbench product - which would allow them to focus on fundraising and sustainability challenges for their interests as we did the same for ours. I will forward your comments to the Scratchpads team, who are always attentive to feedback on how they can improve their product. We continue to maintain Lifedesk online, and will be working to provide migration tools. You can always export the data from a Lifedesk to your machine for archival purposes. Bob

    11 months ago • edited: 11 months ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Boy, things have been quiet on here. Back in 2011 when it was announced that EOL would stop developing the LifeDesk platform, those of us who were putting hours and hours into our LifeDesks were assured that we wouldn't be left high and dry because a system would be developed to port LifeDesks into Scratchpads. Has that initiative been abandoned? Was that responsibility just dumped upon the Scratchpad people? Seems like we *were* left high and dry as I had feared. I maintain both a v.2 Scratchpad and LifeDesk. Both have their particular strengths and unique capabilities. I can say unequivocally that I do not want to see my Lifedesk ported to a Scratchpad. What I'd like is LifeDesks support and development to be reinitiated. Sorry to see EOL attracting funding for new initiatives like TraitBank while leaving what was in my opinion one of its most promising initiatives to languish. I like my LifeDesk in many respects better than the Scratchpad, particularly in the layout of the species pages, tagging content with taxonomic names via the pop-up window and intuitiveness of the interface. It's also a hell of a lot speedier than the new Scratchpads. LifeDesks came very close to being a perfect platform for a lot of us: a stand-alone site that can be used by specialists and the public alike, a great way to organize taxonomic information and to get content into EOL. I am very unhappy with EOL for abandoning LifeDesks. Who's with me here?

    11 months ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Cyndy Parr: Cyndy, thank you for explanation and search. I will wait, and see what happens once my content gets connected to EOL.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

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    almost 2 years ago • deleted: almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Google knows about your pages: http://bit.ly/ZPy6XH . I did a search that included your site URL to be sure. It looks like your content shows up on the fourth page of results if you just search for the scientific name. For birds you are competing with lots of very popular sites that have been around a while and automatically have a lot of links to them. When your content flows to EOL that will help raise its profile. The more websites (and more respected websites) who link to your content the better.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Cyndy Parr: E.g. if I search for specific species (Philemon buceroides) I do not find the information form my pages at all. There is many species like this. Even when I search New Guinea Birds or Papua New GUinea Birds (which I guess most people do when thinking to fisn something about the birds in coutry), do I do not find my pages easily. I was interesitng in some tips how to improve it.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Katerina Tvardikova: Note that Katerina's Scratchpad is here: http://pngbirds.myspecies.info/ I have found some of the content by searching on Google. Katerina what is an example of a page you don't see listed?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    I feel really bad about my work being lost in web-space. I would need to force Google and other search engines to search on my pages too. Is there any way to do it? I am sure that my pages are the only ones including information about given species, but nobody is able to find out, as the pages are not listed when I search for the species on Google. Is it a general problem, or only mine?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Rachel Berquist joined the community "Scratchpads Community".

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Kent McFarland who took this action.
    Kent McFarland joined the community "Scratchpads Community".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Yes, I've been using bulk import regularly. Very cool feature! I have over 600 images on the site now:) I think Eli has been using it, too.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Jiri, have you tried out the bulk image import yet? (Or anyone else?) Anyone have opinions or pointers? Laurence warns one or two bits of workflow might be weird, but everything should work. You should be able to bring in 50Mb of files at a time. After import, it will not take you to your files automatically so you can add metadata, but you can still get there any time (content menu, Image "grid" view) and edit them in bulk.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Yup, that seems to have approximately doubled the speed. Awesome!

    about 2 years ago