Daniel Najera

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Robert Guralnick: Thanks. That was quick! I will have a look. I can send thousands of names and contact details in a mailshot to an online database so think I should be able to do the same somewhere with bio records.

    over 1 year ago

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    Robert Guralnick commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: The Map of Life project is built for that exact use case. See mappinglife.org for more information. Happy to put you in touch with our data managers who can help with ingest. We don't have automated forms for that yet, but we do take credit for providing such data very seriously. You can click the data dashboard at the Map of Life site for more dataset information. I hope this helps!

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    Here is a very big question. I have wildlife records in text form from all over the world. Is there any website that would accept them as EXcel, CSV text or whatever, and is there a way of geotagging text records like this? Basically I would like to do what I am doing with my photos and EOL, but without the photos! And preferably not to have to enter each record manually!

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Attention, Invertebrate Zoologists with US citizenship: Smithsonian seeks Research Zoologist

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Greetings, EOL curators. May I introduce Peter Everill, one of our new EOL interns? Peter is composing articles on habitats and other general subjects that touch on large numbers of species. Each article is attached to a starter list of taxa already. I hope you will find his work well-referenced and scholarly, but please feel free to leave him feedback. If the articles meet with your approval, please consider trusting some of the species links, or adding taxa of your own if he has neglected your favorites! Peter's topics so far center on marine habitats and conservation biology:

    Microbial Life of Deep-Sea Anoxic Brine Pools

    Human Harvest of Invasive Species

    Whale-Fall Communities

    Communities of Stellwagon Bank, Pelagic and Benthic

    Pleistocene Re-wilding

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jiri Hulcr: Just saw this message but it looks like Laurence already answered . I'll go ahead and re-post Vince's response to the Scratchpad Community (http://eol.org/communities/122/newsfeed)

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    This situation seems to arise infrequently enough that when it happens we simply put in a request to our developers to re-harvest the specific set of images in question. If you just directly email me (lshapiro@eol.org) a list of requested image urls for re-harvest, I can make sure this request gets submitted.

    over 1 year ago

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    Steve Baskauf commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is there a way to cause particular images to be reharvested from their source? I have provided some images which were corrupted during the process of uploading them to our server. They have now been replaced on our server with uncorrupted versions, but forcing reharvest of metadata and new images does not have an effect on the previously harvested images at EOL.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael - I've requested it now and we'll see if it appears.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks. Makes more sense now - I was trying to cut and paste the Wiki article into the text box instead of requesting an import.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: 1) We pretty much bring in all the content from the Wikipedia page but we don't separate out the references -- they'll just be at the bottom of the object on EOL. 2) Instructions for finding the Wikipedia permalink are here: http://eol.org/wikipedia_imports/new Give it a few days to see if it gets successfully harvested.

    over 1 year ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Joanne Taylor: Propagating classifications down the tree is definitely still on the wish list, but development is not yet planned. However, the short story is if you want it done soon, you're going to have to do it by hand. This issue is near and dear to me since I have same problem for the fungal genus Amanita which has about 1300 species listed in EOL. However, if it isn't urgent, then you could wait as I expect it will get done eventually. Right now there's a bunch of stuff that we consider to have higher priority. Getting feedback from the EOL Curators is a great way to raise its priority. However, the software team (which I lead) doesn't think this will be an easy feature to implement. Some of the challenges we have are what do you do as you go through the tree and find other existing nodes that have already had a preferred classification set? One notion is that you keep track of where the classification was explicitly set and where it was inferred. Then you stop when you come to a node where it has been explicitly set, but how do you report that in a clear way to the user and is there anything they can do about it? There are also some nasty problems when classifications change. Another option would be to walk up the tree looking for nodes where the classification has been set. However, due to supporting multiple classification, there can be any number of chains of ancestors and there's nothing forcing them to have the same selected classification. For example, if you've selected Catalog of Life as the preferred classification for Chordata, but NCBI as preferred for Coelurosauria, what do you do for Aves since the first is the parent of Aves according to CoL, but the second is the parent in NCBi? Hope this helps!

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: Can't see why the wikipedia article isn't there. It doesn't depend on the English name, it is harvested from the scientific name in the taxobox, and that's correctly formatted.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    Trying to add Wikipedia content to Agrotis ipsilon, I think missed as it didn't have the UK common name Dark Sword-grass attached. 1) Is it the whole article with all the contents, refs etc, or just bits? 2) Can't work out how to change the Wiki URL to a permalink. Thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    Joanne Taylor commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bob Corrigan: Just wondering if you are still looking at allowing 'propogating down' when selecting a preferred classification? Just started on the big squatty genus Munidopsis (over 200 species) and I want them all to follow the same classification without having to select each one manually. Can you please update me on whether you are still considering this before I waste a whole heap of time? Many thanks, Jo

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Priscila Chaverri: Please add your suggested changes directly on the image page. This helps us to understand the context, and the provider of the image and the description is also notified of your concerns.

    over 1 year ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on "EOL Curators":

    I have noticed something about the descriptions of some of the species in the Hypocreales (e.g. Hypomyces, Hypocrea). For example, one description of a species of Hypomyces says: "Title: Infected fruitbodies - close-up Type: standard photograph or close-up Camera: NikonD100+T90 Russula emetica on deformed gills. Summary: Deforming gills of Russula emetica Site: Curr Wood Country: Scotland More info..." How is this information imported from the source? It really should read something like this: Title: Infected fruitbodies - close-up Type: standard photograph or close-up Camera: NikonD100+T90 Hypomyces xxxx on deformed gills of Russula emetica. Summary: Deforming gills of Russula emetica Site: Curr Wood Country: Scotland More info... As a curator, what can I do about this?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Priscila Chaverri: It depends on the particular case. If the current name is represented in one of the classifications in the Names tab, you can change the name of the taxon page by selecting that classification as the preferred one. If the current name is on another EOL page, the pages need to be merged. Please put them on the Taxon Concept Management To Do List.

    over 1 year ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on "EOL Curators":

    If there are problems with the nomenclature in EoL, how can we fix that? For example, there are some names in Fungi that are not current even when Index Fungorum is using the current ones.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Maggie Whitson: There's no way to edit the image descriptions on EOL. You can only leave a comment, but that text isn't considered in searches. I have had good luck in using EOL comments to ask the image owners to add information to their image descriptions, e.g., if the location was missing. Also, in the case of Wikimedia Commons images, you can use the View Source link to go to the image page on the Wikimedia Commons site where you can then edit the description. The revised description will then be imported to EOL with the next Wikimedia Commons data harvest.

    over 1 year ago