Fernando Jerep

Characins enthusiast

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: species such as this have to be hidden, i also have problems when searching a blank page cames out,we need filling them not deleting them and i think i could help.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: that will be great,i also have the same problems for searching a species ,a wrong genus cames out.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: wow,what a pity,big problems with dividing the species,can i help too identifying any roblms,katja.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Unfortunately, I cannot merge anything here. Colobus hemipterus Audinet-Serville, 1834 was a name for a cerambycid not a curculionid. I don't know where Colobus hemipterus Laporte, 1840 comes from. This is another bogus hierarchy derived from the infamous weevil catalogue that has been causing so many problems. Looks like Cyndy has put in the search data, so people searching for Colobus will be directed to the monkey page now.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I think we've talked about this and it isn't easy. Meanwhile, if you send us a list of problems you encounter we can try the work around.

    3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Re "we also have an admin tool that forces a search result to the best page even if the algorithms don't"
    At the monemt, invalid names frequently get listed higher than accepted names, which is misleading.
    Would it be possible to change the search results so that (a) accepted names are listed first above non-accepted names, and (b) within accepted names, genus names are listed above species names (so that in e.g. a search for "Abies", species in the genus Abies come higher than Picea abies).

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: We can get Katja to merge the misspelling onto the right page. But we also have an admin tool that forces a search result to the best page even if the algorithms don't. We'll do both. Thanks for the catch.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    I suspect that this http://eol.org/pages/73565/overview is a spelling mistake - it's the first hit for a search for Colobus monkeys. How do go about hiding things like this?

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I agree that "cetaceans" isn't aimed at a general enough audience. You can set your preference here: http://eol.org/pages/7649/names/common_names There are a couple of good existing options to choose from.

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: We don't have a policy on the choice of common names, and it will be difficult to develop objective criteria for something that's so subjective in many cases. So it's up to individual curators to make these decisions. Don't hesitate to change the preferred name if you think you can do better. If the curator who made the original decision feels strongly about their choice, they can always come back and revert. We've got quite a few people here who care about common names, and they are pretty important for making our content more accessible. So if anybody can think of criteria that should be included in the curation standards, please let us know.

    3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: One could equally argue for 'Whales, dolphins and porpoises' (since porpoises are in Cetacea, and not usually called dolphins) - there may be others, where would one end? But agreed, it's a tricky one to decide.

    3 months ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    wow i hav seen much of this yan thanks for pointing.,

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Idly looking at vernacular names on EoL. I see Cetacea has a VN of "Cetaceans", which I suspect is only meaningful to biologists. I'd tend to go for "Whales & dolphins", but before I change it, is there any general guidance as to the level of familiarity that EoL aims to target? I see that @Deniz Martinez set the common name manually, which means I should be careful in this case, but I'm interested in the more general argument.

    3 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I've hidden the confusing NatureServe text. Thanks for spotting the problem!

    3 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: That can't be right… thanks for pointing that out, Yan. By the way, I'd like to chat with you soon about some ideas, let me know when you could be available. bcorrigan at eol dot org.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    http://eol.org/pages/328634/overview appeared as a picture on the EoL home page just now. On the taxon page it says two things which must surely be mutually contradictory:
    IUCN threat status: Extinct (EX)
    occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations TRUSTED © NatureServe Source: NatureServe

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Both seem to work. For some reason I started using the colon, but https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Transclusion recommends without, so I'd leave it out. Before you go too wild, I've posted something about it on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Liné1#Transcluding_Taxonavigation_from_category_pages to see if Liné thinks it's a sensible idea.

    I've also done a few hours coding this evening so that the EoL wikimedia harvester will catch these transcluded files. It's not terribly sophisticated: it only looks for text like {{Category:xxx}} in the markup, so it won't spot it if you transclude a Taxonavigation from, say a gallery page. But given that gallery pages contain a whole load of extra text with images etc, I don't think that's a good idea anyway.

    3 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Perhaps I exaggerate. I don't know if it is due to run this weekend anyway. But unless he applies the fix, it will do "rm -force *" in the directory from which php is being run for that session. That might not be too bad (it won't delete folders, or things in folders, only plain files in the same directory). But I don't know your setup, so I wouldn't like to take the risk...

    3 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Hi Yan - thanks! Looks good; I'll use the transclusion format in the future. Can I just double-check, is it {{:Category:Xxxx xxx}} or {{Category:Xxxx xxx}} (with or without a colon), please?

    3 months ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: He is being paged, so hopefully we'll still have a harvesting server next week.

    3 months ago