Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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

    about 1 year ago

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

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Patrick has been away but now he's back and might want to talk about this -- perhaps move discussion to http://eol.org/forums?

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Image of Ministrymon janevicroy" to the collection "Retag as map type".

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks. I've had a look at the codebase on github - I guess I could probably figure out a patch, but best left to people who really know how the system works (seems like Patrick Leary from looking at the code :). Shout if you want me to have a go.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks for explaining that the rotation is saved in the EXIF metadata. As Katja says, we'll put in the request. I'm a bit more hopeful -- this doesn't seem like it would be too hard to address.

    about 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Yes, of course. I can see this is quite low priority. Lots of other important stuff to do. Good luck!

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add it to our list of feature request, but I wouldn't hold out much hope for this to get addressed anytime soon. There are too many more urgent requests in the pipeline.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks. I've just checked and the original images were rotated correctly, but the rotation was done by setting the EXIF rotation metadata (see e.g. http://www.daveperrett.com/articles/2012/07/28/exif-orientation-handling-is-a-ghetto/). This metadata seems to be stripped out by EoL, not by Flickr. You can check because the original image on Flickr contains the correct rotation information (download if from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/8812291168_ce56ecf228_o.jpg and have a look). I can re-upload my images on Flickr so that they are rotated without using the EXIF rotation hints, but I guess other people might get bitten by this too, as many cameras seem to use this way of rotating pictures. Maybe it should be on the (long) to-do list to get the image import routines in EoL to save a fully rotated image (as specified in the metadata) as the local EoL copy?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: The original images you uploaded were probably incorrectly rotated, and they got auto-rotated by Flickr. However, we download the originals from Flickr, so we get the incorrectly rotated ones. Unfortunately we don't have a solution for this problem right now, so we have to ask our contributors to upload correctly rotated images to Flickr.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I've just tried posting some old pictures of mine to the EoL Flickr group. On Flickr the images appear in the correct orientation, but on EoL the imported images are sometimes rotated incorrectly. See for instance http://www.flickr.com/photos/96340474@N07/8812291168/ and its imported version http://eol.org/data_objects/24774483 I guess this should be a relatively simple bug to iron out. My suspicion is that it to do with the way image rotation is stored in jpegs by Mac OS X preview, but it could be a flickr auto-rotation thing.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: We reharvest from Wikimedia Commons about once a week, so the change should eventually propagate to us. If it doesn't, let us know.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Does the EoL wikipedia scraping code revise currently existing EoL content depending on changes to wikipedia? I've just found this photo: http://eol.org/data_objects/17272302 which is the result of an accidental inclusion of the wrong species into the Wikipedia image gallery for Tremarctos ornatus. I've removed it from the gallery on wikipedia, but I don't know if I need to flag it up as misidentified on EoL too, or if my changes to wikipedia will propagate down to EoL.

    over 1 year ago

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    Stefan Phalagorn Bergström joined the community "EOL Curators".

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: If you find a source that has information about these spiders, we can try to engage them as a content partner. They would have to be willing to release their content under a creative commons license, though. In this particular example, we could grab (i.e., copy & paste manually) the original description from BHL along with a few anatomical drawings for this species (could be uploaded through our Rapid Response LifeDesk). Unfortunately, there was no habitus drawing in the original description. For many of these species it may be difficult to get anything beyond the original description, and many may never have been illustrated fully.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: What i meant was that for exaple here: http://eol.org/pages/1181577/details This species for example is present but has no pictures and no detail information. That was the case with most species I found on that website. Is there something we can do about that?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: All the Haploclastus species are here: http://eol.org/pages/111544/overview Or is that not what you meant?

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    Check out this website, non of the species shown there are present in the eol data. http://www.exoticfauna.com/tarantulabibliography/Haploclastus.html

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jennifer Hammock: The obvious option here is for Flickr contributors not to add pics to the EOL Flickr Group until the photo has been identified to their satisfaction. Flickr has various ID groups where unidentified organisms can be posted for identification; pics of uncertain ID could be added to those, and then added to the EOL Group later once identified.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jason Sharp: So, Jason, supposing we create a new Admin tool and EOL admin set you as a Tructed Flickr Contributor, so by default your photos came to the platform pre-Trusted. You wouldn't need to visit them all to flip them to Trusted, BUT, if you post a flickr image or two that you would like to share with us, but you're not sure of the ID, those would come to us Trusted, like the others. It might then in a sense "be your responsibility" to visit those images and curate them to Unreviewed. I imagine that for some people this would be a lot less curation work. On the other hand, maybe it's too complicated/confusing?

    over 1 year ago