Scott Thomson

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    If you haven't tried it, I invite you to try the manual recropping tools for thumbnail images. As you've probably noticed, we have an automatic cropping algorithm that often works, but slightly less often doesn't work. It takes the upper left part of an image, so for animals facing right it doesn't work at all. You can recrop any image by going to the image page, drawing a square on it, then saving using the "crop image" button.

    1 day ago

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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.

    17 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Leo & Katja, it's now in the collection but I'm 102.3% it wasn't a couple of hours ago...

    17 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: Yes, I see it on page 4 of the collection. Are you sure it wasn't there earlier?

    17 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?

    17 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: maybe a author problem.

    17 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi everyone! This taxon http://eol.org/pages/327629 should be part of this collection: http://eol.org/collections/57003 but doesn't show up in the list of the latter. Any idea what the problem might be?

    17 days ago

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    Deniz Martinez added the English common name "Austro-South American Side-necked Turtles" to "Chelidae".

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael, we'll keep these suggestions in mind if we get a chance to change the software to accommodate taxon-based or geographic-based variants of labels for data. As you know, developer time is always precious so we have to juggle priorities. Thanks for your input.

    2 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks! Another taxon-specific one needed is to change 'litters' to 'broods' for Aves. Maybe for some Mammalia too, I'd not think of a baby Elephas maximus as 'litter'!
    On spelling variants, I think this is better done by taxon, depending on the region they are from, so just as 'colour' is correct for old world taxa, so is 'color' for new world taxa.
    I'll take a look at promoting / removing items; I couldn't work out how to do it before.

    2 months ago

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    Tiago Falotico commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bruno Marino: Sim. Estou cuidando da parte dos macacos-prego e alguns outros primatas brasileiros.

    2 months ago

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    Bruno Marino commented on "EOL Curators":

    Há algum brasileiro contribuindo para o site? Seria bom colaboradores em língua portuguesa.

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael -- Curators should use the hide link to hide data records that are incorrect (comment explaining will be helpful; the record will be grayed out for curators but not visible to non-curators).

    You can also promote or remove items from the overview tab (for example, if something occurs in a habitat only rarely, that habitat is not a good one for the overview). Also we've already started to think about the need to re-label terms to be more taxon specific -- we'll certainly be looking for input about the best way to do this. As for spelling variants within English, for that we'd have to allow users to set a preference for one or the other.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    "EOL has data for ... traits" Is this new feature editable for curators? There are times where the grouping terms are not appropriate for the taxon concerned, such as 'flower' and 'fruit' for Gymnosperms (should be 'strobili' or 'cones'), or 'color' for European, Australian, etc. taxa (should be 'colour'), and other cases where the datum given is incorrect (e.g. for Pinus albicaulis cones, 'brown' should be 'purple') or is missing and could be added.

    3 months ago

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    Scott Thomson commented on "Chelodina rugosa Ogilby, 1890":

    Due to the publishing of Opinion 2315 by the ICZN, this species has had its name changed to Chelodina Macrochelodina oblonga. so we need to determine how to fix that here.

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Scott Thomson commented on "Chelodina":

    The classification of this group has gone through radical changes in recent times. The Reptile Database has been kept up to date on this and will hopefully soon be up to date. The Genus is now split into 3 subgenera and the species have had some name changes as well.

    3 months ago

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    Scott Thomson added text to "Austro-South American Side Necked Turtles" on "Chelidae".

    The Chelidae are one of three iving families of the Turtle...

    3 months ago

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    Scott Thomson commented on "Chelidae":

    I have set the NCBI taxonomy as preferred because it has more of the actual genera than any other. But even its not complete as Flaviemys is missing.

    3 months ago

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    Scott Thomson marked the classification from "NCBI Taxonomy" as preferred for "Chelidae".

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Update: I've just made available a facility for searching EoL for media of a specific type, at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi. Using it to look for public domain images of beetles throws up a number of cases of bad classification, of which the two I mentioned are just a selection. Have a look at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi?search=beetles&numberofitems=75&mediatype=images&licence=pd

    3 months ago