Jose Montalva

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    Sarah Gregg commented on "EOL Curators":

    I've noticed that 25 of my photos imported from Flickr are not showing correctly on EoL. They are listed, but neither the thumbnails or the full image are displayed (they are displayed correctly on Flickr). In the search results for my name, they run from "Zonitis flava" to "Erodius siculus neapolitanus" and were not corrected during the latest import from Flickr as I had hoped. Here's an example: http://eol.org/data_objects/26083973 . Is there something I can do or should I resend them to the Flickr group?

    about 1 year ago

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    Bruno Petriccione commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks a lot, Katja. I'll change the licence in Flickr.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bruno Petriccione: I could find only one picture from you on iNaturalist: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/377160 This image is research grade, and it is properly licensed, so it should be exported to EOL. I checked the iNaturalist export file, and it's currently in there, so the image should show up on EOL with our next inaturalist harvest. We harvest iNaturalist weekly, and it must have missed the last harvest.

    I also checked on your Flickr images. We won't be able to import them as long as they are "All Right Reserved." If you change your licenses, they will get imported to EOL. Instructions are here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157607325951917/

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Sarah Gregg: Hi Sarah, it's great to have you active on the site. Your photos are wonderful. All of the features you request here are already on our list of things to do, but none of them have been scheduled for implementation yet. As you can imagine, our list is pretty long. For the time being, you'll unfortunately have to trust your own images on EOL and manually add each image to your watchlist.

    about 1 year ago

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    Bruno Petriccione commented on "EOL Curators":

    Last week I posted some pics through iNaturalist, but until now they are not yet aviable in EOL. Is there any working problem with the conncection iNatuaralist-EOL? Today I have tried again through Flickr. Could you give me any clarification on this important topic, as pics are a keystone of taxa description?

    about 1 year ago

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    Sarah Gregg commented on "EOL Curators":

    As this is my first post here, first of all, hello to everyone. I'm British, but have been living in Italy for more than twenty years, so I hope I’ll be able to contribute to boosting the Italian content here on EoL. Although I earn my living in quite another way, I’ve been working, photographing and studying nature practically since birth (my father was a botanist), so I’ve accumulated a fair bit of knowledge on the way. And where my knowledge fails (which obviously it often does), I have learnt where to turn to for ID advice. As I’m in the process of tagging and uploading a large number of images from my archives, I’ve just read with interest the exchange of views on contributing photos through Flickr. Just a thought , would it be technically possible to introduce a new machine tag that a trusted contributor could set to indicate whether or not he/she considered a particular photo as trusted or unreviewed? Another question: I had already discovered that entering my name in the search box produced a list of my photos. But is there any way that I can keep track of these photos, perhaps through a collection, a watch list, or in some other way, so that I can keep up-to-date with any activity performed on that photo, such as a change of status, ID confirmation, new attribution, etc.? Thanks for any help and advice and I hope I’ll be able to make myself more and more useful as I learn my way around.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Curators of all levels: Did you know that you can re-crop the thumbnail images that show up on the EOL home page or in collections? Click through to the image page and you'll see you can draw a new square on the image to change the crop. See http://eol.org/info/curation#crop. Thanks for all the work you do to keep EOL looking good!

    over 1 year ago

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    rick mcneill commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: I use the map function on flickr for all of my fotos.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @rick mcneill: Not yet. It's on our list of things to do, but it's not trivial. We'll need to implement an ontology of geographical names and a way to mine available sources for geographical information.

    over 1 year ago

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    rick mcneill commented on "EOL Curators":

    Aloha Everyone Is there geographic search function? I can't seem to find a way to search for all of the taxa in specific area. rick

    over 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thats fantastic! Thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hey curators! If you have ever wanted to find or count all the contributions you've made to EOL via Flickr or other sources it is now a lot easier. You can type a person's name into the search box and if the person is in the attributions for an object it will be in the search result.

    over 1 year ago

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    Alan Couch commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Yep -I'd do that.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: If you find a source that has information about these spiders, we can try to engage them as a content partner. They would have to be willing to release their content under a creative commons license, though. In this particular example, we could grab (i.e., copy & paste manually) the original description from BHL along with a few anatomical drawings for this species (could be uploaded through our Rapid Response LifeDesk). Unfortunately, there was no habitus drawing in the original description. For many of these species it may be difficult to get anything beyond the original description, and many may never have been illustrated fully.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: What i meant was that for exaple here: http://eol.org/pages/1181577/details This species for example is present but has no pictures and no detail information. That was the case with most species I found on that website. Is there something we can do about that?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: All the Haploclastus species are here: http://eol.org/pages/111544/overview Or is that not what you meant?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    Check out this website, non of the species shown there are present in the eol data. http://www.exoticfauna.com/tarantulabibliography/Haploclastus.html

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: The obvious option here is for Flickr contributors not to add pics to the EOL Flickr Group until the photo has been identified to their satisfaction. Flickr has various ID groups where unidentified organisms can be posted for identification; pics of uncertain ID could be added to those, and then added to the EOL Group later once identified.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: So, Jason, supposing we create a new Admin tool and EOL admin set you as a Tructed Flickr Contributor, so by default your photos came to the platform pre-Trusted. You wouldn't need to visit them all to flip them to Trusted, BUT, if you post a flickr image or two that you would like to share with us, but you're not sure of the ID, those would come to us Trusted, like the others. It might then in a sense "be your responsibility" to visit those images and curate them to Unreviewed. I imagine that for some people this would be a lot less curation work. On the other hand, maybe it's too complicated/confusing?

    over 1 year ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: I am a little confused on this 'follow up'.

    over 1 year ago