Matthew Murphy

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: If you find a source that has information about these spiders, we can try to engage them as a content partner. They would have to be willing to release their content under a creative commons license, though. In this particular example, we could grab (i.e., copy & paste manually) the original description from BHL along with a few anatomical drawings for this species (could be uploaded through our Rapid Response LifeDesk). Unfortunately, there was no habitus drawing in the original description. For many of these species it may be difficult to get anything beyond the original description, and many may never have been illustrated fully.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: What i meant was that for exaple here: http://eol.org/pages/1181577/details This species for example is present but has no pictures and no detail information. That was the case with most species I found on that website. Is there something we can do about that?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: All the Haploclastus species are here: http://eol.org/pages/111544/overview Or is that not what you meant?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    Check out this website, non of the species shown there are present in the eol data. http://www.exoticfauna.com/tarantulabibliography/Haploclastus.html

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: The obvious option here is for Flickr contributors not to add pics to the EOL Flickr Group until the photo has been identified to their satisfaction. Flickr has various ID groups where unidentified organisms can be posted for identification; pics of uncertain ID could be added to those, and then added to the EOL Group later once identified.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: So, Jason, supposing we create a new Admin tool and EOL admin set you as a Tructed Flickr Contributor, so by default your photos came to the platform pre-Trusted. You wouldn't need to visit them all to flip them to Trusted, BUT, if you post a flickr image or two that you would like to share with us, but you're not sure of the ID, those would come to us Trusted, like the others. It might then in a sense "be your responsibility" to visit those images and curate them to Unreviewed. I imagine that for some people this would be a lot less curation work. On the other hand, maybe it's too complicated/confusing?

    over 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: I am a little confused on this 'follow up'.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Okay, here's a followup scenario for those of you who both curate and post images via flickr: As a curator, if you had an occasional photo coming in that you weren't sure of, you *could* visit those photos yourself and mark them unreviewed. Anyone want to hazard an opinion, "sure, I'd bother to do that" or "not likely, you're lucky I have time to do one kind of activity"? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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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.)

    over 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!

    over 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.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 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!

    over 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.

    over 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