Patrick Leary

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: A "change image type to map" tool is on our list of features to develop in the future. For now, there's a collection for images that need to be moved to the maps tab. I have made both of you managers of that collection, so you can add images that need to be retagged.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: Hi, I have the same problem, as I have a mpa of distribution for all birds. I only changed description, and left in in pictures with comment. However, I am not sure whether it is okay.

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    What (if anything) should be done with maps that are in the images section? I have run into lot of these. Is there a way to move them to the maps tab, or should a comment be left, or anything at all? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Sicydium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Sicydium" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Chaetostoma" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Chaetostoma" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

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    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Alluaudia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristen Lans modified the community "EOL Biodiversity Informatics Group ".

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: "Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress . . . . So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language"

    For English, there are no definitive rules, but the strong modern trend is for all formal species names to have the first letter of each separate word capitalised (i.e., after spaces, but not after hyphens):
    European Golden Plover
    Common Honey-buzzard
    Purple Hairstreak
    Honey Bee
    Stag's-horn Clubmoss
    Rough-leaved Globe-thistle

    There are still some reactionaries who insist that everything must be decapitalised, unless the name is derived from a proper noun, but they never say how one determines whether a word is so derived or not (nor why one should have to do so), nor have any answer to the ugliness of having lists with mixed 'superior' Capital Species and 'inferior' lower-case species.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress. As we accumulate more content in particular languages, we'll try to catch up with interface adjustments to improve the presentation in each of these languages. So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language.

    over 1 year ago

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    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?

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Okenia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Okenia" to the collection "Homonyms on EOL".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Shay Fahsbender: Sure, what are you going to do with it?

    over 1 year ago

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    Shay Fahsbender commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Can you join my animal club community it has a cheetah picture on it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Shay Fahsbender commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Hi my name is Shay. Thanks for curating my cheetah summary.

    over 1 year ago