John P. Sullivan

ichthyologist

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Are we OK with removing the space between the × and the following genus or species name? I gather that's what's recommended by ICBN. I'm not sure what the convention in animals is, though. The new code means that we get things like "Panthera tigris ×Panthera leo" for zoological names, which isn't ideal. But short of coding different procedures for viruses, bacteria, plants/fungi and animals – something I'd rather avoid – I think that might be the best we can do.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Since you're MPF let me say thanks for all your hard work on Commons classifications. I see you have been tasking yourself with the problem of overcategorization on Commons. I was wondering if we should also try harvesting from child categories of taxonomic entries on Commons, such as Category:XXX_in_zoos, but that's likely to cause problems with Taxa such as Category:Homo_sapiens. At the moment I'm assuming that any taxa rich enough to have lots of media files in sub-categories should have a decent gallery page, and EoL will be able to harvest the best images from there. If you have time, have a look at the 3rd paragraph of "Category use" on http://eol.org/info/133 and see if you think what I've written there is a sensible approach. In the back of my mind I'm worried if people start to abandon the idea of galleries on Commons.

    You (and entomological minded curators) also might be interested to know that once Liné manages to move {{Lepidoptera}} & {{Coleoptera}} to use Taxonavs (he thinks this might be in September, see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Liné1#Lepidoptera_and_Coleoptera_templates), the EoL harvester should pick up about 16000 more taxonomic pages, and goodness knows how many more images that we're missing at the moment.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hi Yan - "(I see someone's changed it, are you MPF :)" - yep, that's me! I took the taxonav out of the page, as of course cultivars are not biological taxa, so shouldn't have any taxonav. I don't know how many other cultivar pages / categories will have been given taxonavs; fortunately probably not very many.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hi Yan - re "How are these distinguished in wikimedia Taxonavigation boxes? Do people put Subspecies | salzmannii, Variatas | mongolica, etc...." - sorry, missed this one! Yes, the template inserts the "subsp." and "var.". And yes, species can have both subspecies and varieties; e.g. Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii var. corsicana for the Corsican Pine.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Yep - the problem is that the cultivar name was listed in the "Varietas" field (I see someone's changed it, are you MPF :) so unless I code up something to specifically exclude varieties with apostrophes, this will end up begin treated as a normal species name. Perhaps that's OK, though, as it won't end up mapping to any taxonomic hierarchy on EoL.

    about 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hi Yan, That one is a cultivar; very low priority for EoL (much like we ask people not to add photos of their pets), I'd not bother with any harvesting criteria for picking them up.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks Yan, that's great news. Hopefully, the hybrid names will get their own pages. We should check once the new harvesting code is implemented.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: I've just submitted the git push request to get subspecies and varieties properly pulled off Wikimedia images (https://github.com/EOL/eol_php_code/pull/91/files). Once it's been OKed by Patrick or Dima, and the harvester run, then all should be peachy. It also includes code to get hybrids working, so we should end up pulling pictures like https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Orchis_x_bornemannii._Munciarrati_-_Madonie._15_Aprile_2007_(27).jpg with a scientificName of "Anacamptis ×gennarii nothosubsp. bornemanniae (Asch.) H.Kretzschmar, Eccarius & H.Dietr. (2007)". Is that OK?

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah, thanks. This is all rather tricky stuff to parse. Patrick hinted that if we move to DwC-A format, then we can markup the author names separately, which might help in the future. On the much brighter side, I think I have code that correctly sets the EoL scientific name for subspecies and varieties. Just testing it now, and dealing with notho-taxa, which I hadn't noticed as a problem before.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Cultivars are not varieties. They are governed by a different part of the botanical code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Code_of_Nomenclature_for_Cultivated_Plants The EOL names infrastructure currently does not handle cultivars particularly well. In most cases, names of cultivars get merged into genus pages, probably because the upper case cultivar name is interpreted as author information. e.g. see Begonia "Non Stop" or Begonia Cultivars Semperflorens-Cultorum-Grp. here: http://eol.org/pages/38025/names?all=1 On the bright side, it looks like quotes & multiples don't break anything.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I'm just looking into the variety thing. How would EoL like to cope with the scientific name for something like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Begonia_%27Sophie_Cécile%27 It seems to have a "variety name" but no specific epithet. Should there be a "var." in there somewhere too? Do we allow quotes & multiple, possibly accented names in the variety part? Or should we simply ignore things like this?

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Antkey" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "PNG_Birds" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Anolis Scratchpad" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Xyleborini Ambrosia Beetles" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Neotropical Pollination" to the collection "Scratchpads".

    about 1 year ago

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    Eli Sarnat added "Jennifer Hammock" as a manager of the community "Scratchpads Community".

    about 1 year ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: yes,katja i upload images with persmission.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @петя спасова: Note that you cannot simply take images from the web and upload them to EOL or Flickr. You can only upload your own images, images that are in the public domain, or images where the copyright owner has given permission for redistribution. You can add common names to a species in the Names tab. Is that what you mean?

    about 1 year ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    the eol flickr roup isgreat thanks for adding images from there to the site. i only add images if its possible only from the web,if i had time to upload.how can i add a name to a species.

    about 1 year ago