Leo Shapiro

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    Rojan Shah commented on "Barcode data: Hirudo medicinalis":

    I collected some medicinal leeches form north of Iraq , its unkown species ... can any one help me for detecting specific gene for designing primer for detection the species for these leeches

    6 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    Prunus sp.

    7 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Might be easier to ask NOAA to change their photostream to allow others to tag (one blanket change). Then EOL could just set up a harvest from their photostream of anything that is taxo-tagged. If they are willing to open up to tagging in general.

    7 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: That would be good, though I fear that - because of cuts in funding - NOAA probably don't have anyone who can spare the time to add the relevant photos to the EoL Group. If they blanket-added everything in their photostream to the EoL Group, we'd be left wading through hundreds (? thousands) of irrelevant photos (like this) of no use to us. Tricky!

    7 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: If that's true, NOAA need only add their pics to the EOL flickr group (presumably easy) and others in the group can tag them if necessary?

    7 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I think you can add taxonomic tags to images in the EOL Flickr group if you are an admin of the group. Or, if the owner of the image has allowed others to (generally) add tags to their images.

    8 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks. Shame that Flickr doesn't allow others to taxo-tag for you, I guess, otherwise we could get volunteers on the task

    8 days ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Bob is right, Yan- the rate determining step is to get names on the media. We've talked with NOAA contacts a few times about content and we have some fabulous images from the Gulf of Mexico thanks to them. But they tend to be busy, so things like taxon annotations can be asking a lot.

    9 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks Michael. I guess the ID is pretty trustworthy, if they provide one

    10 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bob Corrigan: Yep, I was thinking is someone at NOAA would be willing to tag them, it would be an easy win.

    10 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    I've uploaded a couple to Commons as starters (for ones where I knew the species name); I didn't get any 'already at commons' warning, so (at least the newer ones) aren't in general on yet:
    here and here

    10 days ago • edited: 10 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: The other option would be to add them all to wiki commons, the license is suitable. But they'd need identifying and adding to their respective named categories.

    10 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Not to my knowledge - the licenses on the photos is good (CC BY) but the naming is spotty. There is no name on the purple anemone, but there is one for the Redeye Gaper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/14526200623/). Jen and Katja will have more to say on this. Now, if we could get someone at NOAA to add names...

    10 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Some of these are amazing: https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/, has anyone chatted to NOAA to see if they will taxotag them and add them to the EoL group?

    11 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Yan Wong: We're planning on redoing the NatureServe connector to move some of their stuff to TraitBank. At that point, we can also address the common names issue. When there are no other common names, their very general names can sometimes be useful, so I'm not sure we should toss them all.

    13 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "PIC_RAH8774":

    needs rotating at source

    14 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "PIC_RAH8774":

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    14 days ago • deleted: 14 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I think the only image subtype our system currently understands is Map. We really should have a Label subtype or the more general ScannedText. I will submit a ticket. Until we can implement this on our side, it would be great if you could downrate such images in the resource.

    14 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    For things like this http://eol.org/data_objects/20084544 should we have a "data" subtype, akin to the "map" subtype for images? Should I just downrate them to 1 star?

    14 days ago

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    Katherine Markham commented on "File:Lorisidae sp.jpg":

    I'm not sure this photo should be displayed given that this species is usually characterized by a dark brown strip that runs down the back and dark circles around the eyes. This photo might be mislabeled or it just might be misleading. While there's color variation in this species, I'm not sure this is the best photo for educational purposes. This photo also suffers from sub-par photography with the reflection shown.

    14 days ago