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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Bart C.: You can email it to hammockj@si.edu -- she's a pro at this. CSV is fine.

    7 months ago

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    Bart C. commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    Hi Cyndy, This is a reply on your answer on a comment I left on the "EOL Discussion Group" about a month ago. Relating to uploading lists of species in batch to a collection. You mentioned you could generate these if I send you the lists. Please tell me via which way I need to submit this. Would .csv format fine? Thanks, Bart

    7 months ago

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    Kari Pihlaviita marked the Finnish common name "Haitinamatsoni" from "Amazona ventralis (Statius Muller, 1776)" as trusted.

    10 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Tom Devitt: Looks like you've been working things out with Katja. As you've learned, EOL is not designed for direct curation of names and hierarchies, as we are a consumer not producer of those. We'll work closely with you and the providers however. That said (and for future record): For any given image you will want to associate the image with the most specific valid name appropriate for the image. You only need to choose from one classification, your preference. You don't need to associate with synonyms or higher taxonomic names (though this should not cause problems if you do) because our system *should* take care of those. If the image includes more than one organism, you should associate with a name for each organism. If the identification is uncertain, I usually recommend associating only with the taxon at which you are certain (so if it is unclear which species in the genus it is, just associate with the genus). But if it is clearly between two particular species and both pages (and science) would benefit from the tentative identification, then I suppose you could associate with both names.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Roderic Page: Sounds like a good suggestion for the API improvement thread here: http://eol.org/forums/2 (for anybody else who happens to notice, we're testing a forum behind the scenes but would be happy to give you access, just ask)

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Robert F. Palank: Robert, there are quite a few virus pages in the results, so I agree it would be helpful to have a shortcut to the most useful one. Probably should be this one: http://eol.org/pages/5006/overview Do you agree?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @smadwar: Oh Samia, didn't realize that was you (your name isn't in your profile). Hope you are well! If you do happen to have spare time, feel free to pick up something from the "Help needed" collection and write a little bit. We've still got quite a lot of work to do and would love to have your help. You also might want to edit your profile and register to be an assistant curator. This gives you more power to do things on the site.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Thomas Karrer: Well, the advantage of iNaturalist is that each photo becomes a good record of an occurrence -- something that people might map and use for science. It also has lots of nice features specific to people who are observing nature, including other people who will help confirm identifications, and it is totally free. The disadvantage (an advantage in other contexts) is that your image won't be shared with EOL unless it is confirmed by another iNaturalist user. If there are no other experts on iNaturalist familiar with organisms in your area that could be a problem. So you might want to try using Flickr. One disadvantage of Flickr is that if you have a lot of images you may run out of space on the free account and have to pay for a Pro account (which, I will tell you, is worth the relatively low price each year). One good thing is that photos on Flickr can be easily shared with iNaturalist so if you start with Flickr you could move to iNaturalist.

    over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    Hi Cyndy. We should probably do those wikipedia changes in a batch. There are about 30 species in that out of date genus there (EoL is up to date). and while we are at it we can add some general text to eol and wikipedia that embraces the genus as a whole, its limited distribution, evolutionary aspects and add some important sources. Let me know when someone is available and i can provide some template ideas.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Michael Thomas: I have added it to the iNaturalist collection, so overnight (or maybe next night, if we already missed the nightly process) your collection should be an iNat project and selectable from the mobile iNat app. I also made you a manager of the iNaturalist collection so you can add other collections whenever you wish. If you haven't already, see the instructions here http://eol.org/info/making_observations .

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Thomas commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    Can you assist in making my collection Fungi of Hawaii available in iNaturalist.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Thomas commented on "Cyndy Parr":

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    over 1 year ago • deleted: over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Stephen Thorpe: Hmm, I logged in as you and I was able to see the Edit button. Maybe you didn't click all the way through to the article (using "Learn more about this article" which takes you from the taxon page and to the article page). It's a pain, I know.

    over 1 year ago

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    Stephen Thorpe commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    @Cyndy Parr: I see the problem now: if I go to the article via the taxon page, the edit button isn't there. But if I go via my articles added, it is there! Thanks ...

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Stephen Thorpe: First you need to go to the text article page -- fastest will be to go to your profile and select "16 articles added" to get the list of articles you have contributed. Click on the title of the one you want and you will be taken to the specific article page. You'll see an "Edit this article" button on the upper right. You can also get to the object pages by selecting "Learn more about this article" when you see it on the Overview or Details tab. If you are not seeing the edit button, let me know and I'll report the problem.

    over 1 year ago

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    Stephen Thorpe commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    How do I edit an article I have added (e.g. see Acanthopterus, where there are some minor formatting issues I need to edit)? It might be obvious, but I'm just not seeing a way to edit it after it is submitted ...

    over 1 year ago

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    Tom Snyder commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    Hi Cyndy. Please let me know if you have any tips or tricks for audio recording. I am going to our project on the indigenous reservation in Costa Rica in January. Will have a good opportunity to record some great audio. have a ZOOM H1 Handy right now, and would like to record the Bribri Language (local indigenous) along with jungle of course! Nice meeting you!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Cyndy Parr":

    I would like to invite you to join "EOL Research Ideas".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Tanya Higgins: Thanks Tanya. I've reported to our programmers.

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Richard Glor: Good question! You could make a collection with all the Anoles in it, add that collection to your watchlist collection, and then you might get notifications when there is activity on any of the items in that collection. Not totally sure that will work -- Could ask over in EOL Discussion community or the EOL Curators community.

    about 2 years ago