C. Michael Hogan

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "National Distribution":

    much lesser detail than in other range text objects for this taxon on eol. thus also duplicative.

    1 day ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Nick Durmuller:

    It's not that simple. This particular case is actually quite complicated. Tricholoma albobrunneum is an accepted species name based on several different sources: http://eol.org/pages/1008934/names?all=1 So we definitely need to have a taxon page for it. BUT in the literature the name has apparently also been applied to specimens representing other species, not just Tricholoma ustaloides but also Tricholoma ustale and Tricholoma batschii. So that's why it's listed as a synonym on each of those pages. We would not want to have all these pages merged together because they do represent different species. It's just that there has been some confusion in the application of names in the past. Also, we would not want to have T. ustaloides, ustale, and batschii listed as synonyms on the Tricholoma albobrunneum page, because there's no record of these names having been mis-applied to Tricholoma albobrunneum specimens. The synonym relationship is not reciprocal here. If what you want is a list of pages on which the name Tricholoma albobrunneum is listed either as a preferred name or as a synonyms, you can do a search and click through to see all results: http://eol.org/search?q=Tricholoma+albobrunneum&show_all=true

    It's important to note that the EOL names infrastructure is much more complicated than that of Wikipedia or other sites that build a single consensus classification. Each EOL taxon page matches names from a series of different sources algorithmically. With that many voices weighing in, you'll never get a fully integrated, consistent taxonomy. The best we can do is to provide a semi-consistent approximation that represents dissenting opinions as faithfully as possible.

    2 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Physical Description":

    This is a very informative article! The quality of the writing clearly shows that many people invested their time and knowledge to make this article good! Thus, I give it 5 stars!

    5 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Theodore Ganea: Unfortunately, we cannot change the subject of an article. Only the provider can do this. Also, the sequence of articles changes based on user ratings, so I don't know which article was first when you looked at the page. But neither of the two Brief Summary articles on that pages is terribly long.

    9 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Asclepias subverticillata (A. Gray) Vail":

    @jodisweere: That's great news - I recommend you use the tools at iNaturalist.org, and EOL partner, to report your observation, related metadata, and share a photo. If it is evaluated as a "research grade" observation it will be shared with GBIF - which means it will be shared with EOL.

    9 days ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Brief Summary":

    Thanks Theodore!

    9 days ago

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    jodisweere commented on "Asclepias subverticillata (A. Gray) Vail":

    Found this growing in Waukesha county, Wisconsin. I have images to verify.

    10 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Katja Schulz":

    Katja Schulz, On the page "Equus Zebra", the first article in "Brief Summary" is misplaced. In my opinion, it should be under "Comprehensive Description". I am only an assistant curator, so I don't have the rank to edit articles. Please check out the article. If you think the article should be in "Comprehensive Description" please move the article to "Comprehensive Description".

    10 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Economic Importance for Humans: Negative":

    I know. Also, this article is a little one-sided. The urban ecosystem has benefited an amount of species, even though it is driving species into extinction.

    12 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Description of Homo sapiens":

    Although this article is long and informative, there are a few faults. 1. Scientific names are not italicized. 2. Article released by wrong license. 3. It has long been proven that "Homo sapiens sapiens" is a false taxonomic classification. "Homo sapiens sapiens" is no longer considered a subspecies. However, we do have to admit that this article is OK. Thus, I have given the article 3 stars. If the writers had not made those three mistakes, I would have given it 5 stars.

    12 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Associations":

    Very informative and very good spacing! I give this 5 stars!

    13 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Distribution ecology":

    This is just the average well written short article.

    13 days ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on "Brief Summary":

    This article is short but informative: the perfect article for Overview.

    13 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: this is bad...

    22 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: where is this button.

    22 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: maybe is some sort of error.

    22 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Image of Erigeron glaucus":

    needs rotating

    27 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It looks like this field has the wrong display label. It should say "Location" rather than "Location Created." The problem is on our end, not CalPhotos. They are using a field that comes with the following description: "Natural language description of the locality where the resource was collected or created..." We do need a generic field like this because many collections don't discriminate between these two options, i.e., their "location" data are a mixture of information about where a resource was created and where a specimen was collected or even where its native range is. This is unfortunate, but it's a reality. I'll ask for that label to be changed.

    28 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Calphotos information harvest error
    A problem I've found a few times with Calphotos, that the location data is not harvested correctly; e.g. on this item it says "Location Created: Ethiopia", but at the Calphotos original it says "photo location Rheine Zoo, Germany" . . . "animal's place of origin Ethiopia". So the EoL harvester is harvesting the wrong data line as the location.

    Can this be solved?

    28 days ago

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    title12345 commented on "Description":

    this great thank you

    about 1 month ago