Eli E. Agbayani

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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!

    about 1 year ago

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

    about 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.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 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.

    about 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?

    about 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.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Alexa DiNicola: Thanks, pay special attention to the Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons images and where appropriate give high ratings or set examplars. Many of them are better than the images we have from other sources.

    over 1 year ago

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    Alexa DiNicola commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: I can review some of those, especially the western-USA species. I'll get to it shortly.

    over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan marked the classification from "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: May 2012" as preferred for "Sciurus griseus Ord, 1818".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.

    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Do we have any curators qualified to trust or untrust images of lilies? There are some very good unreviewed photos here but I can't be sure of the identifications http://eol.org/pages/45417/worklist

    over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Leo Shapiro: Thanks Leo!

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Paul Bedell: You can tweak this yourself. As a curator, you can click on the Names tab and select show all classifications. Then select the classification with the name you wish to display at the top of the page.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    On EOL when I go to Xylophagus cinctus, it takes me to X. abdominalis. But on ITIS, X. abdominalis is invalid, and should be synomyized with cinctus. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=130114

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Rob Mutch":

    @Rob Mutch: They both should now work fine so you should use the one that works best for you. At least that's the idea. You could ask the question on the EOL Discussion Group http://eol.org/communities/54/newsfeed and see if anybody else has an opinion.

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Thanks a lot Katja. Does EOL have a preference for Youtube or Vimeo? I use Youtube as it is faster and there seems to be more storage space for HD movies, but, could start using Vimeo. :o)

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rob Mutch":

    Hi Rob, we just had another YouTube reharvest, and all your videos should be back on EOL. Please check and let me know if you're still missing some. Apparently there was a server crash that interfered with the YouTube harvest, and the problem is now fixed.

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    I can't recall having changed any of the videos. The Mtn. Hemlock video you pointed out has this tag at the bottom of the Youtube Description section: [taxonomy:binomial=Tsuga mertensiana] and the copyright is set correctly. I'v checked several of the other videos in Youtube and they all have the required binomial tag at the bottom of the Description sections.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rob Mutch":

    Hi Rob, we just had another YouTube harvest, and your videos are still missing. It looks like you have removed the taxonomic tags? For example, I don't see any tags for this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwmRx2f-jqc&feature=youtu.be EOL can only import videos if they have the taxonomic tags as explained in the instructions: http://education.eol.org/sites/default/files/Share_EOL_YouTube_%20Instructions.pdf These tags need to remain in your description in order for your video to stay on EOL. If you remove the tags, your video will get archived on EOL, i.e., it will get removed from the taxon collections. You should be able to fix this problem by adding the taxonomic tags to each of your videos. Let me know if you need any additional information.

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristen Lans commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for the reports about common names Michael F. and Michael W. We'll look in to this and keep you posted.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Same problem with English names as well.

    over 1 year ago