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  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "Rapid Response team":

    Valter, there are a *lot* of duplicate Pyrus communis pages, but there are also a lot of varieties, hybrids, etc. We'll see what we can do to clean it up.

    almost 3 years ago • edited: almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Valter Jacinto who took this action.

    Valter Jacinto commented on "Rapid Response team":

    Why this species (Pyrus communis) has 190 EOL pages? just applied the filter Taxa... I think all subspecies must be included on the main species... For example - 5 EOL pages: http://eol.org/pages/414311/overview http://eol.org/pages/11166219/overview http://eol.org/pages/634026/overview http://eol.org/pages/243232/overview http://eol.org/pages/230698/overview Why not merge all pages into 1?

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Wolfgang Lorenz who took this action.

    Wolfgang Lorenz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Cyndy thanks and best wishes to the team for a successful new EOL year!

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Bob Corrigan who took this action.

    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Thanks Cyndy.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Wolfgang, if you are talking about common names, there is no one preferred source. Most of our names come to us from one source, uBio, which itself merges names from many sources. Full curators are able to set a new preferred name in each language. If you think a different name should be preferred, be sure to leave a comment.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Bob Corrigan who took this action.

    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Team, please look at this taxon page and associated comments from user "jadespider" - could we have this as wrong as the user would suggest it is?

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Wolfgang Lorenz who took this action.

    Wolfgang Lorenz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Dear All, on some EOL pages I've seen a name flagged as the "preferred name". Is there a preferred data source, or how is it decided? Wolfgang

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Stefan, you can add your comment directly to the problematic page comments. That way, a message should automatically go to the four classification providers that give that name to us. I'll see what we can do on the EOL side about fixing it.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Rod - thanks for that. We've got a feature just about ready to deploy that allows members to edit & delete their messages, as well as "reply" to other member's messages. Next on deck, in-product and email notifications. A site-wide "flagging" feature is in discussion as well.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Thanks Cyndy, I couldn't see for looking. I've added a comment (complete with typo) to the page. Is there an easy way to "flag" taxa (bit like marking a comment as "spam", etc.)?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stefan Resch commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    The European Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius) is now shown at the page titled "Arvicola terrestris". This is invalid according to Wilson & Reeder (2005). Please could someone review the taxonomy ? Thank you very much. - see D. E. Wilson, D. M. Reeder (2005): Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Stefan Resch commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Hello, could someone please review the family dormice . It has been set to "Myoxidae" which is in invalid according to Wilson & Reeder (2005). As an result the "Glis glis" page is renamed to invalid "Myoxus glis". Thank you very much. - see D. E. Wilson, D. M. Reeder (2005): Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Oh, just realized you were looking at the page from the perspective of just one classification and that we don't have a comment box on those pages -- will investigate.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Rod, if you are looking at the Overview tab (the default when you go to a taxon page) you will see a "post comment" button in the lower right. You can also leave messages on the "Updates" tab and on any of the object pages (each text and multimedia object has its own page if you click through). All the comments for each taxon are aggregated on the updates tab.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Is there an easy way to report errors on pages? For example, I'm pretty sure the genus "Rhiniinae" http://eol.org/pages/7606132/entries/33674794/overview is an error (the clue is in the name, which ends in "inae" indicating it is a subfamily). It would be nice if we could comment directly on the page and have these flagged and aggregated in one place.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Bob Corrigan who took this action.

    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Photographers":

    John, we're working on a new notification system right now - I'd like to chat with you if you have the time about the sort of experience you'd like to have with EOL notifications. You can reach me at bcorrigan@eol.org - thanks.

    almost 3 years ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Photographers":

    Your Flickr photos should get a comment on Flickr when they get comments or curation. And if you have Flickr notifications then you should get an email. But this isn't working 100% of the time lately.

    almost 3 years ago

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    John Turnbull commented on "EOL Photographers":

    ok, thats better thanks Cyndy, I've created two collections, one for my photos and one for my observations. Will I get notified when one of my photos is reviewed or commented on? I'm not sure if they are linked to me... otherwise I'll have to get disciplined enough to go in and check regularly :(

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Photographers":

    You can create any collection you want! I've got one just to help me keep track of my own contributions. Other collections are very personal, like this one or this one. Some collections are very practical, like this one.

    almost 3 years ago