Leo Shapiro

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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.

    16 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?

    16 days ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "File:Lawrance's Warbler.jpg":

    Lawrence's ID is correct, but unsure whether this should be Trusted as both Vermivora chrysoptera and cyanoptera--or neither!

    about 1 month ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "File:Lawrance's Warbler.jpg":

    Lawrence's ID is correct, but unsure whether this should be Trusted as both Vermivora chrysoptera and cyanoptera--or neither!

    about 1 month ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Blue-winged Warbler":

    These are Orchard Orioles

    about 1 month ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    I guess that behavior is probably exactly as it should be (displaying Conocephalus as "alternative name" in search results) and IF this is standard behavior now is a big improvement over what used to happen when a user searched with an invalid synonym, bringing them to the proper page with no explanation.

    6 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Yes, very careless of me not to check page IDs to verify duplication before requesting a merge! But does it make sense that there were two separate results for this page showing in search results when I searched for Conocephalus (i.e., I believe, the same page was listed under two different names--and when I clicked on each it displayed the page with a different classification)? Maybe this is intended (and desirable?) behavior. Anyhow, I agree there is nothing for you to fix. But what's the story with the two different versions of April 2013 COL classifications? If I recall, this has been the case for a long time and one version is clearly inferior--but I haven't been paying close attention to this, so maybe it's more complicated than that.

    6 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    Interesting. I THOUGHT I recalled this being fixed. Well, I was going too fast and I think the two weevil entries I saw listed in search results for Conocephalus (Conocephalus and Aphiocephalus) were actually for the same page. The thing is, when I clicked on Conocephalus, it took me to a page that said "Conocephalus" at the top and clicking on "Aphiocephalus" took me to a page that said "Aphiocephalus" (I should have checked the page IDs; oddly, I don't recall doing so--but I suspect it was 2 views of the same page). I suspect this has something to do with the fact that we have two different COL April 2013 classifications (how is this possible?) and one of them recognizes this weevil genus as valid. When I looked at the page that said "Conocephalus" at the top, NO classification appeared to be selected so I selected the correct COL one. In short, I am now confused and should have paid closer attention. Perhaps there is intended behavior here rather than bug--can you make sense of my fragmented explanation?

    6 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Scudderia furcata":

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Scudderia furcata":

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Scudderia furcata":

    According to Scudderia expert John Spooner, this is Scudderia furcata

    6 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Image of Scudderia furcata":

    This appears to be an immature Scudderia katydid

    6 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    duplicate and now superseded by newer version

    7 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    Prinodontidae is a mis-spelling that generated a spurious taxon page

    8 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    information is incorporated in another version that is not Hidden

    8 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    text incorporated into another article

    8 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    Spurious association (mis-spelled family name)

    8 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Requin Peau-Bleu (Prionodon glaucus, Rondelet). 1886. Sharks.":

    Valid name for this shark species is Prionace glauca. Prionodon is a valid mammal genus.

    8 months ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Katja Schulz: Is there any generalizable lesson here that would be worth putting in a Names Infrastructure Improvement JIRA ticket?

    8 months ago