Carlos Viquez

Arachnids Researcher

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: RE: forum, blog and specimen tools. I wish I could remember all the steps I took to get these working! One thing is that I think you need to actually produce content for each of these types (i.e. forum topic, blog entry, specimen record/observation) before they will show up as tabs on the main menu. So step 1: Home>Content>click the 'add' link in the row of the content type you want. This may or may not automatically add the respective tab to your main menu. If it doesn't...Step 2: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>list links. If the link (Forum, Blog, Specimens) shows up, make sure the 'enabled' box is checked. If not...Step 3: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>add link. Type in the URL to the node (tab) you want added to your main menu (http://yoursitename/forum or /blog or /specimen_observation. I'm sure there are easier ways to do this, but I think that might work. Let me know if any of that works, and I'm happy to try and help troubleshoot if the vibrant team is too swamped.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: I see you've got access to forum, blog and specimen tools. Humph. I inquired of the Vibrant team about why I don't, but did you take some clever steps to activate them that differ from the wiki instructions? Also curious- what have you used for literature? The one I added manually is fine, but the one I tried via their spreadsheet upload seems to have gotten crunched. I haven't tried Bibtex or Endnote. I see those are supposed to autotag refs with taxon names but there are bug reports about it.

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks Jen -- zombies are known for mischief. My beta scratchpad site is www.antkey.org.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Oops! There's a bit of a zombie issue right now with deleted communities but as soon as it's fixed, restoring the community should be easy; stand by for that. The Scratchpad I've been training on is http://eolhotlist.myspecies.info/. If anyone would like an account to play with but isn't ready to create a whole new Scratchpad, let me know; you're welcome on mine!

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: looks like I must have accidentally deleted the Scratchpads community. Oops. You know of any way to restore it? Also, are you interested in sharing you test-site before next week's online meeting?

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hey Jen, regarding the mb limit, I agree it is on the smaller side. I recently had success shrinking video files by running it through Windows Movie Maker, as described in the following wiki help: http://www.wikihow.com/Reduce-Video-Size. That post looks like it has an iMovie alternative for mac users.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Hello, Scratchpadians. What does everyone else think of the 50Mb limit on media files? This has made me aware how limited I am by my little vidcam which saves in .avi (aka: enormous). Can anyone suggest a no frills video editing program for people who just want to change format?

    about 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Okay, I started a new community called 'Scratchpads'. It would be great if other fellows working on their own scratchpads websites want to join. I could definitely use some hand holding to get content up!

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: That's a good idea, Eli; there are sure to be non-Fellows also interested. Would you care to found one? You could feature this collection of Scratchpad partners: http://eol.org/collections/3039

    about 2 years ago

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    Kathy Hill commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks Jen!

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kathy Hill: More good questions! Regarding Flickr, that's correct, those photos only persist on EOL as long as they remain on Flickr, so if you are Flickr account space-limited that is not the ideal option. For scientific images, Morhbank can be convenient; they have bulk upload tools and they share with EOL. (http://www.morphbank.net/About/HowToContribute/). The new Scratchpads are also likely to be a good option for this. Regarding text entries from multiple sources: a direct text entry article and a Scratchpad article, for the same chapter of the same taxon, will both be retained. Many chapters on some taxon pages display multiple entries from different sources. The only time content is overwritten is when an existing, shared object changes at the partner site of origin. In that case the revised object overwrites the original on EOL at the next partner harvest.

    about 2 years ago

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    Kathy Hill commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks!

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kathy Hill: Right, while we hope that partners stay online forever, if they don't we would simply stop harvesting and keep what we have if the partner is willing. Also, we do keep old versions of data we have harvested (though we probably can't do that forever) so can serve as a backup repository even for sites that do stay online.

    about 2 years ago

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    Kathy Hill commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks Cyndy, that is very useful to know, and I assume it applies to all data objects. So we have to hope that all content partners stay online "forever" (or I guess you could just not harvest from them again if they are gone)?

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kathy Hill: Kathy, yes, if you remove an image from your Scratchpad or from Flickr (or from any other EOL content partner) the image will be removed from EOL the next time we harvest.

    about 2 years ago

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    Kathy Hill commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: I'm just trying to figure out what would be the best platform for me to use to share my Cicadidae data. I have my own website www.insectsingers.com but it seems that it would probably be easier to use Scratchpads or Lifedesks which are already set up to work with EOL. Since I am totally new to this, I am trying to figure out which is better. I still have some trouble understanding how EOL works. After EOL harvests the information from somewhere like Lifedesks or Scratchpads or Flickr, does it then store the information itself? If an image, say, is removed from the Scratchpad or Flickr site, and EOL "reharvests" from this place (or however it works), does the image remain with EOL?

    about 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: Ahh... that explains it.

    about 2 years ago

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    Fernando Jerep commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: Very nice initiative, great project !

    about 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: "AFRICHTHY" only looks intimidating to pronounce: AFRIC-THEE from Africa + ichthy, the Greek root for fish. :-)

    about 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: That's great news - we (EOL) are working closely with the Scratchpad team and look forward to your feedback. Well done creating AFRICHTHY (that's a very hard acronym to pronounce)!

    about 2 years ago