Daniel Najera

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    What (if anything) should be done with maps that are in the images section? I have run into lot of these. Is there a way to move them to the maps tab, or should a comment be left, or anything at all? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: "Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress . . . . So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language"

    For English, there are no definitive rules, but the strong modern trend is for all formal species names to have the first letter of each separate word capitalised (i.e., after spaces, but not after hyphens):
    European Golden Plover
    Common Honey-buzzard
    Purple Hairstreak
    Honey Bee
    Stag's-horn Clubmoss
    Rough-leaved Globe-thistle

    There are still some reactionaries who insist that everything must be decapitalised, unless the name is derived from a proper noun, but they never say how one determines whether a word is so derived or not (nor why one should have to do so), nor have any answer to the ugliness of having lists with mixed 'superior' Capital Species and 'inferior' lower-case species.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress. As we accumulate more content in particular languages, we'll try to catch up with interface adjustments to improve the presentation in each of these languages. So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language.

    over 1 year ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: I think the question has been settled. But there is another problem. In German all words of biological vernacular names are capitalised. That's a general rule. So why not integrate that rule into the programming like you did with English names?

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Sorry Katya, missed your comment about which taxon I was commenting on (having added a wrong machine tag), and I have forgotten now! I thought I had solved the issue just by changing the machine tag. If I remember I'll check the images again.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Alexa DiNicola: Thanks, pay special attention to the Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons images and where appropriate give high ratings or set examplars. Many of them are better than the images we have from other sources.

    over 1 year ago

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    Alexa DiNicola commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: I can review some of those, especially the western-USA species. I'll get to it shortly.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Do we have any curators qualified to trust or untrust images of lilies? There are some very good unreviewed photos here but I can't be sure of the identifications http://eol.org/pages/45417/worklist

    over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Leo Shapiro: Thanks Leo!

    over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Paul Bedell: You can tweak this yourself. As a curator, you can click on the Names tab and select show all classifications. Then select the classification with the name you wish to display at the top of the page.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    On EOL when I go to Xylophagus cinctus, it takes me to X. abdominalis. But on ITIS, X. abdominalis is invalid, and should be synomyized with cinctus. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=130114

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristen Lans commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for the reports about common names Michael F. and Michael W. We'll look in to this and keep you posted.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Same problem with English names as well.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    I encountered a problem with german names, sometimes i type in the name, starting with a capital and it shows up not starting with a capital.

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Katja. I'll monitor things. I realize it is a LOT of content to deal with. I'm still very interested in helping out when I can. Rob :o)

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Rob Mutch: Hi Rob, there may have been a problem with the last YouTube harvest. We'll look into it. Most likely the videos will come back on board without you having to do anything. I don't think a lot of curators review videos. Most focus on text or images, and we still have some capacity building to do for the videos. Keep in mind that EOL has over 400,000 unreviewed data objects, so it may take a while for a curator to bump into any particular piece of content.

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    It appears all my videos have been "kicked out" of their respective EOL species pages once again. The first time this happened I had to make some coding change to the videos on Youtube (where they are hosted). Do I need to do this again? To be honest this is dampening my enthusiasm for content donation to EOL. I'm a professional nature photographer, so, my videos are not poor quality. And, they are not being reviewed as trusted. Why? Perhaps, I'm not making my copyright/ownership of the videos clear? Hmmm... I LOVE the EOL meme and E. O. Wilson. Rob :o)

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Hi Jamie, You mentioned that your "photo has been imported into a taxon with the same error..." It would be good for us to know which taxon you are referring to, so we can try to get the error fixed. Can you please provide a link to the page with the bad taxon name? Thanks!

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks. Very clever harvester!

    over 1 year ago

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    José R Ferrer-Paris commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Robert Guralnick: Hello Robert, I work with biodiversity surveys in Venezuela, we have data for birds, butterflies and dung beetles that come from compilations of literature records and national scale field surveys. I took a look at the Map of Life, and it looks like a good opportunity to share our data, how do I contact the data manager(s)?

    over 1 year ago