EOL Curators

This community is a place for EOL curators to discuss matters related to curation on the Encylopedia of Life. Please post questions and comments here about EOL curator tools and practices.

For more information about EOL curators, see:

   EOL Curators - what are EOL curators?
   Curation Standards - guidance for curators
   Information for Curators - how to use the tools, in detail

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  • Profile picture of Hans-Martin Braun who took this action.

    Hans-Martin Braun commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: I think the question has been settled. But there is another problem. In German all words of biological vernacular names are capitalised. That's a general rule. So why not integrate that rule into the programming like you did with English names?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Sorry Katya, missed your comment about which taxon I was commenting on (having added a wrong machine tag), and I have forgotten now! I thought I had solved the issue just by changing the machine tag. If I remember I'll check the images again.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Shay Fahsbender left the community "EOL Curators".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Alexa DiNicola: Thanks, pay special attention to the Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons images and where appropriate give high ratings or set examplars. Many of them are better than the images we have from other sources.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Alexa DiNicola commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: I can review some of those, especially the western-USA species. I'll get to it shortly.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Do we have any curators qualified to trust or untrust images of lilies? There are some very good unreviewed photos here but I can't be sure of the identifications http://eol.org/pages/45417/worklist

    almost 2 years ago

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    Osiris Ra joined the community "EOL Curators".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Muhammet Ali KARAKAYA joined the community "EOL Curators".

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Paul Bedell who took this action.

    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Leo Shapiro: Thanks Leo!

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Leo Shapiro who took this action.

    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Paul Bedell: You can tweak this yourself. As a curator, you can click on the Names tab and select show all classifications. Then select the classification with the name you wish to display at the top of the page.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    On EOL when I go to Xylophagus cinctus, it takes me to X. abdominalis. But on ITIS, X. abdominalis is invalid, and should be synomyized with cinctus. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=130114

    almost 2 years ago

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    Newton Filho joined the community "EOL Curators".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Kristen Lans commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for the reports about common names Michael F. and Michael W. We'll look in to this and keep you posted.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Michаel Frаnkis who took this action.

    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Same problem with English names as well.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Michael Wunderli who took this action.

    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    I encountered a problem with german names, sometimes i type in the name, starting with a capital and it shows up not starting with a capital.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Katja. I'll monitor things. I realize it is a LOT of content to deal with. I'm still very interested in helping out when I can. Rob :o)

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.

    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Rob Mutch: Hi Rob, there may have been a problem with the last YouTube harvest. We'll look into it. Most likely the videos will come back on board without you having to do anything. I don't think a lot of curators review videos. Most focus on text or images, and we still have some capacity building to do for the videos. Keep in mind that EOL has over 400,000 unreviewed data objects, so it may take a while for a curator to bump into any particular piece of content.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Rob Mutch who took this action.

    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    It appears all my videos have been "kicked out" of their respective EOL species pages once again. The first time this happened I had to make some coding change to the videos on Youtube (where they are hosted). Do I need to do this again? To be honest this is dampening my enthusiasm for content donation to EOL. I'm a professional nature photographer, so, my videos are not poor quality. And, they are not being reviewed as trusted. Why? Perhaps, I'm not making my copyright/ownership of the videos clear? Hmmm... I LOVE the EOL meme and E. O. Wilson. Rob :o)

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.

    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Hi Jamie, You mentioned that your "photo has been imported into a taxon with the same error..." It would be good for us to know which taxon you are referring to, so we can try to get the error fixed. Can you please provide a link to the page with the bad taxon name? Thanks!

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jamie McMillan who took this action.

    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks. Very clever harvester!

    almost 2 years ago