Cyndy Parr

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Known prey organisms":

    Includes erroneous relationship with Castor canadensis. Have to delete the whole thing. The data should otherwise be available on the data tab anyway.

    9 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Yan Wong: The Birds of PNG is a ScratchPad so we'd have to negotiate the export from all ScratchPads to be specific about the image type -- not sure if that's possible. Jen, is this still an active project, and would Katerina need to take action on her content?

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: My opinion is that it is okay, especially for species that will have images that are almost impossible to trust. I'd rather see an exemplar marked as unreviewed, than trusted just to justify it as an exemplar, if that makes sense. Here's an example: http://eol.org/pages/311512/ The 2 trusted images are not very high quality, and an unreviewed image is much better and looks very much like the trusted images.

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Thomas Horn: Also, you can see many articles that use EOL here: http://www.mendeley.com/groups/3426251/eol-papers/papers/ The "Uses-EOL" tag filter isn't working online for me but it does work on my local client. In any case, we haven't tagged whether the use was via the API, unfortunately.

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Thomas Horn: Thomas, be sure to cite: Parr, C. S., N. Wilson, P. Leary, K. S. Schulz, K. Lans, L. Walley, J. A. Hammock, A. Goddard, J. Rice, M. Studer, J. T. G. Holmes, and R. J. Corrigan, Jr. 2014. The Encyclopedia of Life v2: Providing Global Access to Knowledge About Life on Earth. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1079, doi:10.3897/BDJ.2.e1079

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: There are only two records in GBIF and EOL doesn't show a map, suggesting that EOL doesn't know that GBIF knows it exists. I wonder if this missing GBIF info is because of a lag in updating? The fact that the name is from WoRMS shouldn't be an issue.

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Zahoor Akmal":

    @Zahoor Akmal: Welcome Zahoor! If you are looking for ways to participate, feel free to sign up as an assistant curator http://eol.org/curators or consider contributing content http://eol.org/info/contribute.

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Sorry, Hans, I didn't see your message until just now. What kind of entries are you talking about? Are you still having a problem? If so, please send a link to a page and I'll pass along to the developers if I can't figure out what is going wrong.

    about 1 month ago • edited: about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Might be easier to ask NOAA to change their photostream to allow others to tag (one blanket change). Then EOL could just set up a harvest from their photostream of anything that is taxo-tagged. If they are willing to open up to tagging in general.

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I think you can add taxonomic tags to images in the EOL Flickr group if you are an admin of the group. Or, if the owner of the image has allowed others to (generally) add tags to their images.

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: EOL has a lot of TOLWeb content http://eol.org/content_partners/3 (Katja was largely responsible for coordinating it all both before and after she came to EOL) but it all depends on the particular contributors.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Harvesting text for higher taxa from Wikipedia is problematic & error prone. We used to have a way for a curator to request a specific page harvest but 1) it isn't working anymore and 2) I'm not sure it worked for higher taxa.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Image of Phyllidiella pustulosa":

    I'm not an expert on Nudibanchs, but according to http://eol.org/data_objects/22982022 they are hermaphroditic so there is no such thing as different sexes -- each individual has both sex orgrams.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Michael is right, there's a computer program that should bring everything into EOL that meets the requirements. If you can give some examples of photos that you think should be harvested that aren't, the EOL team can follow up.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Katja Schulz":

    @Katja Schulz: At some point Yan Wong wrote code that could fix this problem, at least for some images. Katja, see DATA-989. Maybe it has broken or needs to be run again. Or they need to be added to this collection first: http://eol.org/collections/27159/ (I can make Katja and Benjamin manager rights to this collection).

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on an older version of Mangrove Skink (Emoia atrocostata):

    Trusted based on reputation of photographer.

    4 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Brief Summary":

    Other than the "View article source" link, there's nothing here that indicates where this text comes from. Someone has given you author credit for it, Bob, when they cited the EOL page. You could construct a citation that clarifies that EPA is the responsible party, and put it in the Citation field for the data object. For example: Aspergillus niger Final Risk Assessment. (2012, September 27). Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://epa.gov/biotech_rule/pubs/fra/fra006.htm

    4 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Cynthia cardui - ohdakeperhonen":

    Andy, unfortunately only the photographer can modify the name in the title of the image, but the page the photo shows on should have Vanessa cardui at the top.

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "n303_w1150":

    Added Asclepias per Andy Brower.

    5 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "The Fascinating Fox":

    Could you fix the spelling of the word "opertunistic" to "opportunistic"? Thanks.

    7 months ago • edited: 7 months ago