Michael Mincarone

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    Patrick Coin commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Yes, certifying certain Flickr contributors as "pre-trusted" is a great idea. That would save huge amounts of time. Since I became a curator, for instance, I've spent quite a bit of time finding my images on EOL and trusting them. It is very tedious, especially since the delay in harvesting can be long. Certainly there should be some process to approve certain reliable contributors in this fashion. I agree that the benefit would outweigh the occasional error. (And, as others have mentioned, there are some errors anyway in already pre-trusted images from institutions--inevitable in a project of this scope.)

    about 1 year ago

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    Valter Jacinto commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: I think flickr images should be pre-trusting to EOL. Some errors are normal... Some curators take years to curate a few images!

    about 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: I know a few photographers that seem to know their stuff and continue to contribute images. I believe the time saved by 'pre-trusting' their images would outweigh the time spent fixing the occasional mistakes. It seems some of the Smithsonian photos are pre-trusted and they have some errors.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hey, all! Michael just raised an interesting Trustedness question and our developers would like your feedback. Those of you who curate lots of our flickr images: are there flickr photographers whose content you always trust? Would it be useful to flag these individuals so their flickr content comes in Trusted by default? If you would use this feature, if you think this would save you 5000 trusting actions on the first day, or if you have concerns about the idea, please let us know. Thanks!

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: Ah, that's a collection created by a user. You can click on the "Managers" tab to see who created it -- might have been a student. You can leave a message for her in the newsfeed of the collection if you want. Maybe suggest she change the title? She didn't put a description of her collection so unclear why she collected them together.

    about 1 year ago

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    George Sims commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Cyndy, http://eol.org/collections/27396 Gervasio, And "bugs" sensu George!!

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George can you give us a link to the community or page that you are talking about?

    over 1 year ago

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    Gervasio Carvalho commented on "EOL Curators":

    @George Sims: George, "tarantulas" are INSECTA sensu Linné! Joke!

    over 1 year ago

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    George Sims commented on "EOL Curators":

    Although I am not a curator for the "Insect" community, I noticed that it contained the collection Theraphosidae (tarantulas), which are, of course, NOT insects.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Abhay Hule: Many thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Abhay Hule commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Hi, Cyndy Parr: I will try to Identify as far as possible!!

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    I would appreciate if we have any crab experts that they take a look at this media gallery -- the best photos are all unreviewed and I'm not able to tell if they are all correctly identified: http://eol.org/pages/343925/media

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Michael, are the collections you're trying to eject contained within another community managed collection?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: thanks, it worked, but they still show up as featured collections.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: On the Managers tab for the collection, under 'Communities that can manage this collection' you should see the community that you are seeking. Select 'Remove'.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    how do I remove collections form communities?

    over 1 year ago

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    trobertson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all, @Constantine Wing Heng Lau @Cyndy Parr I will contact Discover Life but please see the DL page for that record [1] which states "decimal latitude_longitude from gazetteer ••• 41.1_-85.1". DL are automatically (and too optimistically) using a reverse geocoding to provide coordinates based on textual information on the record. The record published through GBIF [2] does not contain coordinates and the GBIF network content does not appear at first glance to be particularly problematic for that species [3]. I hope this helps explain the content you are seeing. Best wishes, Tim - Systems architect, GBIF [1] http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20l?id=GBIF50315052&btxt=Encyclopedia+of+Life&burl=www.eol.org/pages/311781 [2] http://data.gbif.org/occurrences/50312715 [3] http://data.gbif.org/species/2435451/

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: Please click through to the map object page (http://eol.org/data_objects/21430628) and leave your comment so that the source and other visitors will know there is a problem. You can untrust and hide the map but again, give an explanation so that the source can fix the problem. This can also be a problem with our GBIF maps which currently are not curatable. We are aware and hope to improve this in the future.

    over 1 year ago

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    Claudia Sotgia commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Constantine Wing Heng Lau: After a quick look, if I understand correctly, you're right. The maps should represent the natural range of a species; the presence in a zoo cannot be considered as a population. I am a new curator and I still haven't seen as make changes, but I suggest leavingg only the distribution map. I hope I have been helpful. Also I would like to tell you that I'd like to contact you because my working group is writing a manual of good practices on bees. I am writing on pollination service and on the problems of habitat loss, fragmentation etc. Can you give me some advice? Ciao, Claudia

    over 1 year ago

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    Constantine Wing Heng Lau commented on "EOL Curators":

    I just took a random look on the page for Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), and found an issue. As I understood this species should live on one or more islands next to Australia. However, the one of the 2 maps on its page showed that it appeared in the USA. Turns out, I checked the original source of the data point at USA, and found that it was a collection of the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana, US. (http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20m?act=make_map&kind=Sarcophilus+harrisii) In this case, the map seems misleading to the public because it was neither showing the natural occurance or all of the zoo records. Any suggestion?

    over 1 year ago