EOL Discussion Group

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Thanks for the feedback. We're meeting on this today to review our options. And as Cyndy noted, the new email notifications will be a big help in this area.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Got it. I'll double check -- I think that filter is intended (right now) to show community joining or leaving activities, not comments in communities. Sounds like it would be helpful to have separate filters for "comments in communities" and "comments on objects" -- except that comments on objects currently get added to community newsfeeds if they are in the collections. It is complicated!

    over 2 years ago

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

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

    @Cyndy Parr: in the newsfeed view of a profile page (mine at least), under the posting box, there's a grayish bar. On the bar there are "Newsfeed" and "Comments" buttons, and then a "Show" drop-down menu. One of the choices is "Community". That's the view I meant.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Robert, behind the scenes we are busy putting finishing touches on email notifications that you'll be able to configure. Those will definitely help alert you to important replies and comments. But I agree we need to get the newsfeed sorts and filters right too. I'm not sure what you mean by "community" choice. Can you give an example?

    over 2 years ago

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

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

    I just have to put my $0.02 in on the new newsfeed configuration.I can no longer differentiate between my comments on taxa and comments from others in the communities I belong to (like this one), and this makes me sad. It means I have to wander through all of my communities a couple times a day to find any comments left in reply to me, and it means I probably will miss any comments left on objects curated (since I'm a rather busy beaver). My "community" choice shows nothing happening - which may be the problem). The old sort parameters between newsfeed and activities had fewer options but seemed more useful, at least from my standpoint.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: There was a new code release last Thursday, and since then a bunch of things have been off. The informatics team will work on this tomorrow. Let's see if this problem fixes itself within the next couple of days.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: I have my Florida Flora and Fauna community [http://eol.org/communities/120/newsfeed] which is intended to house all my Florida collections. I have a collection for Florida mammals [http://eol.org/collections/26060] that I want to add to to it. When I go to add the collection to the community these are the messages I see: Florida Flora and Fauna one_available = true (which is odd) and at the bottom of the page is the message : Sorry, no communities are available to share this collection with. I have been getting a lot of EOL 'timeout' messages the last few days so maybe the website is a bit too busy?

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: SPIRE gives us a lot of funny taxa. We'll have to weed them out at some point. For now, we're just collecting them here: EOL pages that don't represent real taxa. I have made you a manager, so you can add more pseudo-taxa when you find them.

    over 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: There shouldn't be a cap. Can you give an example of which collection you cannot add to which community?

    over 2 years ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Seems as though I cannot add any collections to a community for the last few days. Is there a cap to collections in a community?

    over 2 years ago

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

    Reindeer Dung seems to be a problematical taxa with an associated "association" page. However, it is in a collection.

    over 2 years ago

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    Valter Jacinto commented on "Rapid Response team":

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

    over 2 years ago

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

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    over 2 years ago • deleted: over 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.

    over 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.

    over 2 years ago

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    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.

    over 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 :(

    over 2 years ago

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    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.

    over 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?

    over 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 (?).

    over 2 years ago