Cyndy Parr

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    Megan Wannarka commented on "Katja Schulz":

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    11 days ago • deleted: 11 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Benjamin J. Crain: Sorry Benjamin, we've been having trouble with the Flickr import for a while. We are planning a one-time harvest soon just to get caught up on all the images we've been missing over the last few months, but I don't know when regular harvests will resume. Are your students taking pictures of wild organisms in the field or are these museum specimens?

    13 days ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks

    19 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Thomas Horn: You should be a manager now.

    19 days ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    Please make me a manager of the collection, so I can add taxon pages that need to be split, merged or deleted. Thanks

    20 days ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks for the update.

    20 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @José R Ferrer-Paris: Sorry, I missed your reply. Adding species to Wikipedia will work to get them added to EOL. The only problem right now is that Wikipedia imports are on hold. When they start up again, hopefully soon, your species should become available on EOL.

    20 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: The Wikipedia import is on hold at the moment. I'm not sure when it will resume. We are working on a new way of harvesting Wikipedia that will cover all languages and will result in better taxon coverage. So far we've only harvested the English version, and we are only harvesting family level and below. The work list is not currently filtered by language. There will be better language filters in the new version of EOL that's currently under development.

    20 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Catherine Sutera":

    Hi Catherine - I see you've been adding lots of common names to species. Thanks a lot. One thing I've noticed is that you are often providing singular common names (e.g. "Jaw Worm" rather than "Jaw Worms", "Mud Dragon" rather than "Mud Dragons"). I've just checked with EoL, and if there is more than one species within a group, the preferred option is to pluralise the common name, so I've been changing them a little. I hope you don't mind.

    20 days ago • edited: 20 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Thomas Horn: Hi Thomas, a member of the staff will reply to your question - we've got folks on the road right now so there's a bit of a delay. Thanks.

    23 days ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL Curators":

    How can I make sure, that Wikipedia articles are found by EOL and subsequently are available in the curator working list? I input German common names of taxa but Wikipedia articles seem not to be recognized (after two weeks). Furthermore the working list does not appear to be filtered by language since English Wikipedia articles are in the "German" list. Thanks!

    25 days ago

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    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: The problem is that some endemic andean butterflies do not show in any of the taxonomies of EOL (for example Diaphanos huberi, Steromapedaliodes sanchezi, and the new species of Redonda). I already have wikipedia entries for some species, for example for Redonda chiquinquirana there are entries in the english (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana) and spanish wikipedia (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana) and on wikispecies (https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Redonda_chiquinquirana). Will they get automatically included when the wikipedia content gets harvested again?

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @José R Ferrer-Paris: The best way to add a new species to EOL is to upload content for them. Usually, uploading an image to Flickr or adding a Wikipedia articles about the species will do the trick. However, at the moment, the updating of large resources like Flickr and Wikipedia is on hiatus due to some much needed rebuilding of our harvesting code. So it would take a while for the species to get to EOL that way. If you could produce a small resource about the species based on your paper, we could use that to add the species quickly. Do you have images or text that you could upload to EOL for each of the species you want to add to the taxonomy?

    about 1 month ago

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    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    What is the best way to add a new species to EOL? last year we published descriptions of several butterfly species in the genus Redonda (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), how can I add information about them if they do not appear in the EOL taxonomies?

    about 1 month ago

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    Thomas Horn commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Search using common names - incomplete results: When searching for the common name "birke" (English=birch) only 3 results are returned. http://eol.org/api/search/1.0.json?q=birke&page=1&exact=false&filter_by_taxon_concept_id=&filter_by_hierarchy_entry_id=&filter_by_string=&cache_ttl= (e.g. "Moor-Birke" is found as German common name of Betula pubescens) Since I would expect more results, I checked other taxa and if they have been associated with German common names. Betula pendula for example is associated with the common name "Hänge-Birke" but does not show up in the search result. http://eol.org/pages/1149364/names/common_names Why is that?

    2 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Open Tree of Life Community":

    Things are moving fast, and to get the most up-to-date picture, you'd have to go to the primary literature. A lot of the recent evidence is summarized in the Open Tree of Life synthetic tree.

    3 months ago

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    JEAN-CHRISTOPHE SICOTTE-BRISSON commented on "Open Tree of Life Community":

    Hey guys! I was wondering how domains and phylas are splitting up according to the most recent versions of the tree of life... It seems like schools, specialised sites and wikipedia along with other internet databases all present the main classifications of life differently.. THanks!

    3 months ago

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    Roxanne Dimacale commented on "Brief Summary":

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    3 months ago • deleted: 3 months ago

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    F. Peregrinus commented on "Marie Studer":

    I would like to invite you to join "Birds of the world".

    4 months ago

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    F. Peregrinus commented on "Katja Schulz":

    I would like to invite you to join "Birds of the world".

    4 months ago