Erik Thuesen

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Eric Peterson:

    A 'harvest now' button would be great, but I'm afraid it's not feasible right now. Harvesting data from over 300 sources is a very resource-intensive endeavor.

    Flickr gets harvested almost every night, so most of the time, there will be a 24 hour turnaround for images there. Sometimes it may take longer if there are harvesting delays. Calphotos is harvested weekly, so the turnaround time will be a little longer there. You can check the CalPhotos collection to get an idea when it was last harvested, but note that "weekly" does not mean exactly every 7 days. Sometimes it may take a day or two longer.

    about 13 hours ago

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    Eric Peterson commented on "EOL Curators":

    What is the image harvesting cycle? I'd like to work on photos and other information for a number of lichens. It is a little awkward to post images on Flickr or CalPhotos, then have to wait an unspecified length of time before the images show up. Knowing how long it will be would help. Even better would be some sort of 'harvest now' button on the media page for species and sub-specific taxa. Thanks!

    about 14 hours ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    thanks cyndy

    3 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    If you haven't tried it, I invite you to try the manual recropping tools for thumbnail images. As you've probably noticed, we have an automatic cropping algorithm that often works, but slightly less often doesn't work. It takes the upper left part of an image, so for animals facing right it doesn't work at all. You can recrop any image by going to the image page, drawing a square on it, then saving using the "crop image" button.

    8 days ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    I saw the collection go from 300 items before reindexing to 301 after...Perhaps this was true causation and perhaps not, but I saw the count go up.

    23 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Leo & Katja, it's now in the collection but I'm 102.3% it wasn't a couple of hours ago...

    24 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: Yes, I see it on page 4 of the collection. Are you sure it wasn't there earlier?

    24 days ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: Have a look, but I think it's there now; maybe just needed reindexing?

    24 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: maybe a author problem.

    24 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi everyone! This taxon http://eol.org/pages/327629 should be part of this collection: http://eol.org/collections/57003 but doesn't show up in the list of the latter. Any idea what the problem might be?

    24 days ago

  • Profile picture of Marcelo Carrion who took this action.

    Marcelo Carrion added the Brazilian Portuguese common name "Gaivota" to "Larus dominicanus".

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael, we'll keep these suggestions in mind if we get a chance to change the software to accommodate taxon-based or geographic-based variants of labels for data. As you know, developer time is always precious so we have to juggle priorities. Thanks for your input.

    3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks! Another taxon-specific one needed is to change 'litters' to 'broods' for Aves. Maybe for some Mammalia too, I'd not think of a baby Elephas maximus as 'litter'!
    On spelling variants, I think this is better done by taxon, depending on the region they are from, so just as 'colour' is correct for old world taxa, so is 'color' for new world taxa.
    I'll take a look at promoting / removing items; I couldn't work out how to do it before.

    3 months ago

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    Tiago Falotico commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bruno Marino: Sim. Estou cuidando da parte dos macacos-prego e alguns outros primatas brasileiros.

    3 months ago

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    Bruno Marino commented on "EOL Curators":

    Há algum brasileiro contribuindo para o site? Seria bom colaboradores em língua portuguesa.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael -- Curators should use the hide link to hide data records that are incorrect (comment explaining will be helpful; the record will be grayed out for curators but not visible to non-curators).

    You can also promote or remove items from the overview tab (for example, if something occurs in a habitat only rarely, that habitat is not a good one for the overview). Also we've already started to think about the need to re-label terms to be more taxon specific -- we'll certainly be looking for input about the best way to do this. As for spelling variants within English, for that we'd have to allow users to set a preference for one or the other.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    "EOL has data for ... traits" Is this new feature editable for curators? There are times where the grouping terms are not appropriate for the taxon concerned, such as 'flower' and 'fruit' for Gymnosperms (should be 'strobili' or 'cones'), or 'color' for European, Australian, etc. taxa (should be 'colour'), and other cases where the datum given is incorrect (e.g. for Pinus albicaulis cones, 'brown' should be 'purple') or is missing and could be added.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Update: I've just made available a facility for searching EoL for media of a specific type, at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi. Using it to look for public domain images of beetles throws up a number of cases of bad classification, of which the two I mentioned are just a selection. Have a look at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi?search=beetles&numberofitems=75&mediatype=images&licence=pd

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @René Malenfant: Thanks René. I notice that even if the preferred classification is changed, the picture still shows up when, e.g. searching the pages API for beetles (the guitar fish picture, ID 19675473 is about halfway down the results returned from http://eol.org/api/pages/1.0/345.xml?images=75&videos=0&sounds=0&maps=0&text=0&iucn=false&subjects=&licenses=pd . Is there a way of marking the classification as untrusted? Or telling the pages API to only use the preferred classification?

    4 months ago • edited: 4 months ago

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    René Malenfant commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Fixed.

    4 months ago