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  • Profile picture of Valter Jacinto who took this action.

    Valter Jacinto commented on "Rapid Response team":

    Orchis anthropophora is a synonym of Aceras anthropophorum: http://eol.org/pages/1136364/overview

    about 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

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    about 2 years ago • deleted: about 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Canis lupus familiaris chihuahua. Has a wikipedia article attached which I've played at reassociating with C. lupus familiaris, but I can't, remove the initial association that creates the improper scientific name formula. It appears this is just an association/tagging error. I just can't fix it.

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: We've found Flickr users are very quick to fix their tags when problems are pointed out. All your comments and actions get automatically put on the appropriate Flickr page. But feel free to go directly there to leave a personal thank you.

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Bart C. who took this action.

    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: The Florida Paintbrush image only had the common species name machine tag when I saw your original comment. I tagged it with the binomial name that was in the title. Maybe you saw the tags after my addition or are you mixing regular tags with machine tags? They are in different lists. I don't think common names should be used for machine tags and common names as regular tags shouldn't result into problems (I would be interested to see those examples). In the meantime the tag with the common name 'Florida Paintbrush' has been removed and it seems a new flickr harvest has past as well. Now the image shows up on the proper taxon page (http://eol.org/pages/467759) and I can't find the artifact page anymore. Problem solved I think.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: What is also strange with that Carpheporus image is that it has the correct species machine tag but does not show up under the correct page, but a search of the species will provide the picture. That is the same method I have used to find some of my images which seemed lost only to be found in a seperate but identical taxon page. Perhaps because the common name tag is first? I know a few of my image tags have common names and doesn't seem to cause this problem. I do find it strange that EOL will 'make up' a taxon page based on machine tags. That seems like it would cause a lot of problems. I have reported at least one taxon page based(created?) on a misspelling of a genus. Alas, I am no tech person :(

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Robert Hole, Jr who took this action.

    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: Without a search of literature I don't have at hand, I don't know if S.b. is a proper synonym, but based on my internet search I suspect it is one of some sort. If someone's able to confirm that, then adding it to the synonymy for S. cafer would be appropriate. If it's not a taxonomic synonym but a "synonym" based on misunderstanding of how things work with those then some other action might be appropriate.

    about 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    The previous examples made me wonder what the most efficient way of action is for EOL concerning misspecified machine tags from Flickr. My intuition would be to merge pages of synonyms (scientific names) to their preferred names, but request changes in tags that use common names or misspellings and block the creation of those artifacts ad hoc if possible. But I have no knowledge of the technical details. So what are your ideas?

    about 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: The author of the Flickr image specified the common name in the machine tag. I tagged it with the scientific name and asked to remove the original tag. As long as it is not deleted, it will also show the page with the common name or the page needs to be blocked by EOL (?).

    about 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: The page of Syncerus brachyceros is the result of the machine tags used with those media on Flickr. If you are certain of the preferred name you could try to convince the author to change his/her tags. You could also add the correct ones yourself (if you are a member of the Flickr EOL group). The media would then also show up under that preferred name, but also the page with the synonym would still exist (you can not remove them yourself). In the meantime I added those pages to the "Taxon pages to be merged" collection. Merging the media collections would be the solution if tags are not adjusted and maybe a more durable solution than requesting the change of every misspecified tag.

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jason Sharp who took this action.

    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    The common name of Florida Paintbrush (Carphephorus sp.) has it's own taxon page: http://eol.org/pages/23409958/overview

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Robert Hole, Jr who took this action.

    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Syncerus brachyceros is a synonym of S. caffer, possibly a subspecies S.c. brachyceros, It has a page with media attached. http://eol.org/pages/28546383/overview

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Rapid Response team":

    @Valter Jacinto: That image is an individual that developed both male and female parts: a gynandromorph . We should check on Flickr to see if there are more typical images.

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Valter Jacinto who took this action.

    Valter Jacinto commented on "Rapid Response team":

    That's not a true butterfly! http://eol.org/pages/2927031/overview

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Robert Hole, Jr who took this action.

    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    the images imported today (Friday - at least) from Fliker (at least) seem to have all hierarchy connections severed. I'm looking at Aves and Mammalia worklists. Even some that have been marked as trusted have lost their hierarchy relationships. e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/17746258. With hope, this is temp glitch and will be fixed before anyone reads this.

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Thanks, Robert! The owner got your comment on Flickr and it looks like the tags are fixed. Should be corrected next Flickr harvest. :)

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Robert Hole, Jr who took this action.

    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    The image http://eol.org/data_objects/13467644 is fine, but it's associated with a rather weird link, that I don't see a way to disassociate it with.

    about 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

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    about 2 years ago • deleted: about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Jennifer Hammock who took this action.

    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: Thanks for spotting that, Bart! It's a known bug that has cropped up on some objects. I'll add this example to that bug report; we hadn't seen any from wikipedia before.

    about 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    What is the reason this article (http://eol.org/data_objects/17587006) is only associated via the 'Partner links' of http://eol.org/pages/130591 and not integrated into the details link like on other taxon pages?

    about 2 years ago