Arthur Chapman

Environmental Consultant and Wildlife Photographer

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @abdul qayyum: I see that you have been adding Urdu common names, so it seems you discovered Urdu on the common names language pull-down list. You should also find it on the "add an article" language list from the Detail tab. Thanks for contributing!

    over 1 year ago

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    abdul qayyum commented on "EOL Curators":

    how i can write in urdu language specially common names. it only write in english...........

    over 1 year ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    Some very strange things going on with Ebola - see http://eol.org/users/49607/newsfeed

    over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: I my limited experience, this underscores the vast project that EOL has undertaken. Right now if I look at a dragonfly species, there is no way that I see to carefully separate male from female images, and there should be larval images separate as well. They are all just lumped in one photostream, often without indication of sex. With plants, maybe flower, leaf, bark, seed, etc. And subspecies is another issue (and there are dragonfly subspecies as well)

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    hallo i am creating this collections of all plants the gardeners in switzerland have to learn during their education and I found a lot of plants names that are a little special. A few examples: Rhododendron Cultivars Knaphill-Exbury Grp. - Rosa sericea f. pteracantha - Salix x sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma' - Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock' - Nepeta Cultivars Faassenii-Grp. - i know that the x in some names stands for some kind of grossing over, but I don't realy understand how variety names within one species are handled. And i don't know how eol handles subspecies, or even if a breeded plant could be a subspecies at all. I know i have a lot of questions, but i am happy about all kind of ideas and inputs about this topic! thank you michael

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kelly O'Donnell: Kelly, it's supposed to be okay to have multiple names at the same rank (don't add any higher ranks!) but check afterwards, and if you run into trouble, you can remove one of the names on flickr and associate the video with the missing taxon manually on eol with the "add association" button.

    over 1 year ago

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    Kelly O'Donnell commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi all. I have a video of a monarch caterpillar feeding on Asclepias tuberosa. I'm uploading it through Flickr and I have a question. I'd like the video to appear on both species pages. Will it confuse the EOL harvester if there are multiple machine tags for the same taxonomic rank?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: You can leave it hidden. I'll re-upload a rotated version of this image through the Rapid Response LIfeDesk. It should show up on the page in a few days.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Actually the original on Flickr is not upright (which is why it isn't on EOL either) - go to the flickr page, right-click on the pic, and select 'Original'.

    Given that it's the only image for the genus, a mis-rotated image is better than no image at all, I'd mark it as visible. If people need a copy of the image under its creative commons license, they can easily rotate it 90° after downloading.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Annette Olson: Unfortunately, there's no way to do this right now. People can rotate their images on Flickr, but we get the original, unedited version of the image through the API, so the manual rotation on Flickr does not affect the images we get.

    over 1 year ago

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    Annette Olson commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is there a way to rotate an incoming image within EOL itself? There is an vertical image in Flickr (correctly oriented), that in my worklist is turned 90 degrees. I have 'trusted' but 'hidden' the image, and it remained incorrectly oriented. (See "Galidictis", for which there is only 1 media listed.) Just wondering if this is a random aberration, or if this has happened before and there's a way to correct it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

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    over 1 year ago • deleted: over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: I really hope to get to the NMNH sometime this year, maybe for an ESW meeting, and meet you. I would also like to meet Torsten!

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Paul Bedell: Thanks Paul. Torsten Dikow is planning to look at the EOL Asilidae as soon as he gets settled in his new postdoc here at the Smithsonian. Hopefully he can help with some of the Australian species.

    over 1 year ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    Katja, We need a curator for Australian Asilidae. There are many uncurated photos, but we need someone who is familiar with the many species they have there.

    over 1 year ago

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    Roshmi Rekha Sarma joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    Picking up on the discussion about the trigger-happiness of the set as exemplar tool, we now have mockups for a couple of possible solutions. Please see Possible Improvements to the Set as Exemplar Tool and let us know what you think.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Meiying Lin: Actually, the redescriptions in Zookeys also come to us, but through Plazi.org.

    over 1 year ago

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    Meiying Lin commented on "EOL Curators":

    Jen, when you told me that zookeys publications will automatically upload to eol, I thought all taxa mentioned in zookeys would be uploaded. Recently I found that actually only new taxa published in zookeys would be uploaded. Am I right? In this case, I think I should add the old species redescribed or remarked in zookeys to eol. Right?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: How many taxa in your collection are affected? If the number is manageable, we can solve this with our new taxon concept management tools, which should become available shortly. I have made you a manager of the Taxon Concept Management To Do List. If any of the taxa in your list were inappropriately merged with other taxa, please add these taxa to collection and then add an annotation with information on which names need to be split into separate taxon concepts. If you have any questions about this process, let's discuss them in the collection newsfeed.

    over 1 year ago