Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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    Tiago Falotico commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bruno Marino: Sim. Estou cuidando da parte dos macacos-prego e alguns outros primatas brasileiros.

    7 months ago

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    Bruno Marino commented on "EOL Curators":

    Há algum brasileiro contribuindo para o site? Seria bom colaboradores em língua portuguesa.

    8 months ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Bob, Thanks for your reply. Well, clearly the proposed partnership with Scratchpads hasn't panned out the way envisioned. As I say, familiar as I am with both platforms I do not wish to see LifeDesks migrated. I wish to see LifeDesks at least supported and preferably developed. I have a hard time understanding how LifeDesks are extraneous to EOL's core mission. I see there are still a few of us actively adding to our LifeDesks and I bet some of them would agree with me. There have not been any bug fixes since May of 2012, despite bugs being reported (by me, for example). Could we at least get bug fixes/maintenance restored? It seems presumptuous to expect folks to invest themselves in new initiatives when EOL has a track record of dropping support for them after a few years.

    8 months ago • edited: 8 months ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @John P. Sullivan: John, thanks for your note. The bottom line is that EOL in 2010 had been pulled in too many directions, and needed to focus on its core mission - with the emergence of the Scratchpad project, we saw an opportunity to work with a team whose primary mission was creating a workbench product - which would allow them to focus on fundraising and sustainability challenges for their interests as we did the same for ours. I will forward your comments to the Scratchpads team, who are always attentive to feedback on how they can improve their product. We continue to maintain Lifedesk online, and will be working to provide migration tools. You can always export the data from a Lifedesk to your machine for archival purposes. Bob

    8 months ago • edited: 8 months ago

  • Profile picture of John P. Sullivan who took this action.
    John P. Sullivan joined the community "EOL Discussion Group".

    8 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Boy, things have been quiet on here. Back in 2011 when it was announced that EOL would stop developing the LifeDesk platform, those of us who were putting hours and hours into our LifeDesks were assured that we wouldn't be left high and dry because a system would be developed to port LifeDesks into Scratchpads. Has that initiative been abandoned? Was that responsibility just dumped upon the Scratchpad people? Seems like we *were* left high and dry as I had feared. I maintain both a v.2 Scratchpad and LifeDesk. Both have their particular strengths and unique capabilities. I can say unequivocally that I do not want to see my Lifedesk ported to a Scratchpad. What I'd like is LifeDesks support and development to be reinitiated. Sorry to see EOL attracting funding for new initiatives like TraitBank while leaving what was in my opinion one of its most promising initiatives to languish. I like my LifeDesk in many respects better than the Scratchpad, particularly in the layout of the species pages, tagging content with taxonomic names via the pop-up window and intuitiveness of the interface. It's also a hell of a lot speedier than the new Scratchpads. LifeDesks came very close to being a perfect platform for a lot of us: a stand-alone site that can be used by specialists and the public alike, a great way to organize taxonomic information and to get content into EOL. I am very unhappy with EOL for abandoning LifeDesks. Who's with me here?

    8 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael -- Curators should use the hide link to hide data records that are incorrect (comment explaining will be helpful; the record will be grayed out for curators but not visible to non-curators).

    You can also promote or remove items from the overview tab (for example, if something occurs in a habitat only rarely, that habitat is not a good one for the overview). Also we've already started to think about the need to re-label terms to be more taxon specific -- we'll certainly be looking for input about the best way to do this. As for spelling variants within English, for that we'd have to allow users to set a preference for one or the other.

    8 months ago • edited: 8 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    "EOL has data for ... traits" Is this new feature editable for curators? There are times where the grouping terms are not appropriate for the taxon concerned, such as 'flower' and 'fruit' for Gymnosperms (should be 'strobili' or 'cones'), or 'color' for European, Australian, etc. taxa (should be 'colour'), and other cases where the datum given is incorrect (e.g. for Pinus albicaulis cones, 'brown' should be 'purple') or is missing and could be added.

    8 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago

  • Profile picture of Michаel Frаnkis who took this action.
    Michаel Frаnkis added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago

  • Profile picture of Kai He who took this action.
    Kai He joined the community "EOL Curators".

    8 months ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.
    Cyndy Parr added "Image of Stenamma diversum" to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Update: I've just made available a facility for searching EoL for media of a specific type, at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi. Using it to look for public domain images of beetles throws up a number of cases of bad classification, of which the two I mentioned are just a selection. Have a look at http://yanwong.me/EOLimagesearch.cgi?search=beetles&numberofitems=75&mediatype=images&licence=pd

    8 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @René Malenfant: Thanks René. I notice that even if the preferred classification is changed, the picture still shows up when, e.g. searching the pages API for beetles (the guitar fish picture, ID 19675473 is about halfway down the results returned from http://eol.org/api/pages/1.0/345.xml?images=75&videos=0&sounds=0&maps=0&text=0&iucn=false&subjects=&licenses=pd . Is there a way of marking the classification as untrusted? Or telling the pages API to only use the preferred classification?

    8 months ago • edited: 8 months ago

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    René Malenfant commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Fixed.

    8 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Why are these http://eol.org/pages/76717/overview http://eol.org/pages/50092/overview listed as beetles?

    8 months ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "Retag as map type":

    There's a current issue with the wikimedia harvester which means even a correctly tagged map on Commons may not be correctly identified by EoL (this includes one of the two images that Cyndy just tagged). I have a fix waiting to be accepted by the EoL maintainers: until that comes through, don't spend too much extra effort adding items to this collection, as many may be picked up automatically. When it comes though, I'll change the description of this collection to indicate how wikimedia maps can be correctly tagged.

    8 months ago • edited: 8 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago

  • Profile picture of Cyndy Parr who took this action.
    Cyndy Parr added an unknown item to the collection "Retag as map type".

    8 months ago