Leo Shapiro

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "MOST WANTED: plant images":

    I have not been tracking these Most Wanted collections and I'm pretty sure they're way out of date. I think it's fine to remove them even if the images are Unreviewed--but if you throw these into a list I can try to get them Trusted by me or one of the Michaels.

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on Leo Shapiro's newsfeed:

    Thanks, Bob! I had just uploaded that about 15 minutes ago and had not yet done a read-through (fixed several other spelling/grammar mistakes as well). You really get around!

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on Leo Shapiro's newsfeed:

    That looks terrific, Michael--thanks! Whatever you are able to work in will be much appreciated.

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "C. Michael Hogan":

    Well, tackling Quercus, Arctostaphylos, etc. would be great! Anything you're able to do will be much appreciated.The project with Jen sounds very cool...

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "C. Michael Hogan":

    Hi Michael, You have added so much great content to EOL taxon pages. I'm wondering if you could help us with our push to write Brief Summaries for taxa in the RedHotList Pending collection http://eol.org/collections/10675?scope=selected_items&sort_by=7&view_as=1. Most items in this collection now have a taxonomic group name in the Sort field so it's easy to scan through gymnosperms, angiosperms, mammals, etc. There is some unavoidable arbitrariness (as well as taxonomic and geographic bias) to deciding what should be on this very dynamic list, but we have tried to include obvious categories such as economically important plants, parasites of humans, common zoo animals, abundant and widespread birds, etc. Suggestions for additions would be welcome--but especially if they come with a Brief Summary so the page may be ready to add directly to the RHL Completed [meaning only that a minimum standard has been met] collection http://eol.org/collections/10667. I'm hoping this project will pique your interest! Let me know if you have any questions. Leo

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "curatorish stuff":

    Hi Robert, Great to see you so active! I'd especially encourage you to keep contributing Brief Summaries for taxa from the Red Hot List Pending collection. I wanted to make sure you knew about this collection as well: http://eol.org/collections/6375 for logging homonyms, which often cause trouble on EOL. Most of the low-hanging fruit is already in here, I suspect, but given how much you're cruising around, I suspect you'll find some more (e.g., when you're searching for a particular insect genus and a fungus pops up).

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    Normal range does not extend north of southern British Columbia.

    about 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on Leo Shapiro's newsfeed:

    @Katja Schulz: Done--thanks for reminding me.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Katja Schulz":

    I would like to invite you to join "RedHotList Completed".

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Jen Hammock":

    I would like to invite you to join "RedHotList Completed".

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    @Nathan Wilson: I don't recall details, but based on my comment from a couple of months ago it seems clear that some Comprehensive Description text has vanished.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Weinbergschnecke Paarung.jpg:

    Species ID confirmed by Robert Nordsieck, owner of this web site: http://www.molluscs.at/gastropoda

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of File:Weinbergschnecke Paarung.jpg:

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Hidden to allow more useful Brief Summary from Comprehesive Description to display on Overview page--I hope we'll soon be able to do this without any Hiding.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    I would say flowers and flower heads are violet-blue (or pink), not violet-green.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been and continues to be an enormously important eukaryotic model in cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Brief Summary":

    This organism has been and continues to be an extremely important eukaryotic model in fundamental investigations in cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "Physical Description":

    This article is blank.

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Text:

    Hidden to allow a marginally more valuable article display as Overview

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on an older version of Comments:

    The article neglects to mention that the reason Puccinia graminis was such a concern is that it caused epidemics of wheat rust and was thus a significant threat to agriculture.

    over 2 years ago