Katja Schulz

EOL content hunter & gatherer

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of n139_w1150:

    name is misspelled

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Leptograpsus":

    @Roderic Page:

    The fish images are TRUSTED because they come from "trusted sources," in this case Fishbase and the Smithsonian specimen catalogue. This trust status IS earned. It is based on these two projects being run by scientists and having a review process to assure a certain level of data quality. In fact, the TRUSTED label is fully appropriate in this case. There's nothing wrong with the data provided by the partners. If you go to the page for each image, you will see that they are associated with the correct taxon, the fish Lethrinus variegatus.

    The problem you report, fish images showing up in a crab image collection, is not due to the image data being untrustworthy; it is due to a problem in our names infrastructure. The way we currently aggregate content for higher taxa is inadequate. We don't properly sort out synonyms and homonyms and throw everything together, resulting in a less than optimal user experience. I agree that it is misleading to see TRUSTED images in the wrong image collection, but changing the trust level of the images is not a remedy for the underlying problem. What we need is a way to (1) use all available information to keep synonyms and homonyms from putting images into the wrong collections and (2) provide our curators with an efficient tool to fix those problems that cannot be addressed algorithmically. This is on our list of things to address urgently, but it's not a trivial task.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Calochortus coxii:

    Rights statement conflicts with creative commons license.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Calochortus coxii:

    Rights statement conflicts with creative commons license.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Dichrostachys cinerea(L.) W&A:

    Name is misspelled

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    "Anolis carolinensis and anolis sagrei" is not a taxon

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus):

    You can tell by the eyes. The males are holoptic, i.e., the eyes meet at the top of the head. The males have this in a lot of flies, presumably because vision is important in locating mates.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Spotted unicornfish, Naso brevirostrais at Dangerous Reef, St John's reefs, Red Sea, Egypt #SCUBA:

    name is misspelled

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Spotted unicornfish, Naso brevirostrais at Dangerous Reef, St John's reefs, Red Sea, Egypt #SCUBA:

    name is misspelled

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "(kirby, 1813)":

    This page is generated from the Wikimedia Commons import. This happens when a gallery is harvested that uses the "include" method for the generation of the taxonavigation and does not list any taxa that can be interpreted by our harvester. I have fixed the two galleries that were affected by this problem:

    Strepsiptera

    Trichoptera

    Hopefully, this page will disappear from EOL with the next Wikimedia Commons harvest.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus):

    Female

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Chrysopilus thoracicus":

    Female.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Golden-backed Snipe Fly:

    This is a female

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Aiolopus thalassinus (Fabricius, 1781)":

    @Guy Manners: You can post it to the EOL Flickr Group (please read group rules) and to the iNaturalist ID Please! Group.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Illustration 000031":

    Tachymenis MOTSCHULSKY 1862 is a junior homonym of Tachymenis WIEGMANN 1835 (a snake genus). The valid name for the beetle genus is Mioptachys BATES 1882. (Wolfgang Lorenz)

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Illustration 000494":

    Microporus is a genus of bugs. The beetle genus should be Microsporus KOLENATI 1846, but the currently accepted name of this beetle is Sphaerius WALTL 1838.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of File:Marbled polecat.jpg:

    @MaxEnt: We're picking up only the image description and information from the author entry. Since most Wikimedia Commons do not have an entry for permission, this field has so far not been on our radar screen. I will file a request that this field be harvested in the future and displayed as a rights statement. For now, I have added the required information to the description, so we can pick it up with next week's harvest.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Range and Habitat in Illinois:

    @jhilty: I agree with you. Both regional information and non-technical accounts are very valuable for EOL visitors. We will work on improving our communication with curators to make sure they don't trust or hide such information. If a contribution needs to be put in the proper context, this is best expressed in a comment on the data object page. Concerns can also be raised in the EOL Discussion Group

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Range and Habitat in Illinois:

    The information about the scope really needs to come from the content partner. We should not ask curators to guess this parameter. The partner has this information, and we need to work with them to make sure it is properly reflected on the EOL site.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Range and Habitat in Illinois:

    John, you are correct. EOL values contributions from sources with limited scope. We are still struggling to find ways to display this information without confusing users who may expect a comprehensive treatment on EOL. However, the limited geographic scope of the data from your site is clearly indicated in the title, so I do not see any reason to hide it from public view.

    almost 2 years ago