Fernando Jerep

Characins enthusiast

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    Leslie Ries commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I wasn't talking about US maps- I was talking about regional maps that are more complete than the global GBIF maps. So, those could be European, African, whatever. Just that if there is a map that is in only part of the species' range, and it was fairly complete, maybe that should be given precedence over a global map that is incomplete (with the caveat that it doesn't represent the full range).

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Quentin Groom: Due to technical limitations, we cannot currently show any of the GBIF maps in the Overview. But we are planning to eventually. For the time being, curators can influence which map is shown in the overview through rating the map thumbnails in the Maps tab. The map with the highest rating will be shown in the Overview.

    about 2 years ago

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    Paddy Patterson commented on "EOL Curators":

    It's back to 'User beware!', and more pressure on primary data sources to mobilize their data so they are available to GBIF.

    about 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Leslie Ries: When you're dealing with North American endemic species, that's a fair comment. But a USA-only map given automatic first place for e.g. a European endemic species with a small introduced population in the USA is, frankly, an insult to European users of EOL, as though their native populations are irrelevant and/or don't exist, because "only the USA matters".

    about 2 years ago

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    Leslie Ries commented on "EOL Curators":

    I actually disagree that an incomplete, global map should be given precedence over a more informative local map. If a local map gives complete information, it could be accompanied by a note saying this doesn't represent the entire range. However, if people see a global map, they may easily interpret it to be giving a somewhat "complete" picture. Those GBIF maps are so biased towards the areas where a coordinated effort has been made to digitize content or upload sightings (as in eBird). I work mainly on North American butterflies, which have very few GBIF records for the US. For me, those GBIF maps are maddening!

    about 2 years ago

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    Paddy Patterson commented on "EOL Curators":

    But, while GBIF might be of global scope, it frequently has so few data as to also provide a false understanding of known distribution. Better to educate users as to the risks. That said, sources that offer a global perspective should take priority over sources that have a geographically limited context.

    about 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Quentin Groom: Agree fully, this is a major issue; those NatureServe maps should not appear first, particularly for taxa that are not native in North America. One thing that can be done for the moment is to rate them with a single star rating (see e.g. here), then they drop below the GBIF map and are replaced by it on the overview page. But this requires action for every taxon, a huge task; it would be vastly better if the NatureServe maps could be given a default one- or two-star rating so they appear below the GBIF maps automatically.

    about 2 years ago

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    Quentin Groom commented on "EOL Curators":

    Perhaps someone can help me on this issue. There are maps on EOL from NatureServe of the distributions of species within the USA and Canada. These maps show up on the overview page even though these maps are not part of the image media. As these maps are restricted to north America they are very misleading. Take a look at the page for Chenopodium hybridum for an example and compare with the GBIF map. If there are maps on the overview page they should be by default the GBIF map, but preferable we should have some editorial choice. I would not want to make this map invisible but it is not suitable for the overview.

    about 2 years ago

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    John Tasirin commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kent McFarland: One of the main reason for me to join in EOL is to identify and display all species in an island level. So I am with you, Kent. But, thank to Bob and Jennifer for introducing Scratchpads. I may need to explore it further.

    about 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Patrick Coin: That's correct from what I've seen.

    about 2 years ago

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    Patrick Coin commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Great feature. A related question I have... My impression of the authoring tools is that authorship of any particular object seems not to be collaborative. If somebody writes a "brief summary" and I see an error, or would like to make an addition, I cannot edit it directly, correct? Likewise with other categories of text objects?

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    Helllo curators, our development team has just released a new tool that will make it easier for you to improve the text shown on EOL Overview tabs. Since this tab is the most visited one for a given taxon, the articles featured here should be the most interesting and informative ones we have available. Curators (including assistant curators) can now identify these articles and move them to the Overview tab instantly. Look for the show in Overview link below articles in the Detail tab. For an overview of all available EOL curator tools see Information for Curators.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Rats, this explains some things. Stand by...

    about 2 years ago

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    Kelly O'Donnell commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: No LifeDesk messages in spam folders. I even tried a second time with a different email address, no luck.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Hey, Kelly, Seena- the LifeDesk mail isn't hiding in your spam filters, by any chance?

    about 2 years ago

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    Seena Narayanan Karimbumkara commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: @Kelly & Jen.. Same problem for me. Did not get an e-mail response after creating LifeDesk.

    about 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Uh-oh; thanks for the report, Kelly! We're looking into it, hang in there...

    over 2 years ago

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    Kelly O'Donnell commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hello fellow Fellows! My project starts up in a month and I'm going through some set up now. Has anyone had a problem with LifeDesk in the past few days? I haven't gotten an activation email or a response to a question. I even tried using the tell a friend fields to see if I would get any email and that didn't work either. I'm using Firefox and Safari. Has anyone else run into trouble?

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Maria del Rosario Castañeda: Good question, Rosario! For now it's one species at a time only. Once we've seen how that goes we may experiment with more sweeping tools, but we need to be cautious with it- large changes could be produced very suddenly if the preference propagated automatically to all child taxa. For the moment at least you have made all the Anolis species in the TRD more easily findable and that is the important thing! If anyone has an opinion about this or any other feedback about this feature please share it here or in the EOL discussion group!

    over 2 years ago

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    Maria del Rosario Castañeda commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hi Jen, I had no trouble selecting my preferred classification, but a quick question, do I have to do it one species at the time? or is there a way to do it in bulk? I changed the classification for the entire genus (Anolis), but it didn't automatically applied to all the species within. Did I miss something?

    over 2 years ago