Katerina Tvardikova

Tropical bird enthusiast

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: I haven't seen any other reports about this problem. I spot-checked your LifeDesk gallery, and it looks like most of your images are ok. I found a couple more that are truncated: http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/716 http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/727 This can sometimes happen when the software that creates the different versions of the image on the LifeDesk gets tripped up somewhere along the process. Often these kinds of things are difficult to reproduce. You should be able to fix these particular images simply by uploading the image file again into the existing image data form. To do this, go to one of the image pages, e.g., http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/node/734 Click on the Edit tab, then reload the original file using the Choose File button and submit the form. If this doesn't solve the problem, or if it turns out to be more widespread than I think, let me know, and I will ask the developers to put this on their list of things to check out. Also, you can file a bug report yourself by sending an email to feedback[at]lifedesks.org

    over 1 year ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    I have noticed a serious problem uploading images to my LifeDesk. Large images appear to get truncated. (Look at http://mormyrids.lifedesks.org/image/view/734/_original) for example.) The thumbnail and smaller image appear to be okay. How/where do we report bugs like this? Is the feedback from on Lifedesks still monitored? Has anyone else experienced this issue?

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It looks like Wikimedia Commons was last harvested on 3 July. Usually it gets refreshed more frequently, but I know it's a tricky harvest that often needs manual intervention. Our content important team is currently short-handed and in the middle of a big project with global partners. So it's possible that harvesting of complicated resources is a little slower than usual.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    Problems with Wiki Commons harvest?

    There's been no new harvest of pics from Wiki Commons since 21 June; pics added to Commons pages on 22 June and subsequently have not appeared here yet. Is there a particular known problem causing this?

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    Just to clarify things for people who are not familiar with all those abbreviations: CC refers to creative commons licenses, which are required for all EOL content that is not in the public domain; NC refers to the non-commercial restriction which is compatible with the EOL licensing policy; ND refers to the no derivatives restriction, which prevents others from re-using the content in the creation of new, related works. The ND restriction is not compatible with the EOL licensing policy. All creative commons licenses require attribution, so credit for the creator of the original work is always assured.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Robert Guralnick: NC is allowed (for better or worse), but ND is not.

    over 1 year ago

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    Robert Guralnick commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: "NC" or "ND"?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    For EOL it has to be unrestricted for derivative use, so if the CC license has "ND" in it then I'm afraid we can't use it. All other CC licenses are okay.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Kathryn Hall: Hey, Kathryn; if it's a one time thing, please comment about it here: http://eol.org/communities/50/newsfeed. "Homonym hunters" keep track of problems in that category so the admin can fix them. If you've found several you may want to join the community so you can add taxa to their collection of problem cases directly. Thanks!!

    over 1 year ago

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    Maggie Whitson commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks, Cyndy I may have to resort to that. It looked to me, though, like the license was already fine for non-commercial use. I'm still figuring out the differences between all of these license types.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Maggie Whitson: If you contact the photographers and invite them to change the licenses to one of those that EOL accepts, they could let CalPhotos know and then the photos can come over in the weekly update. But it might be a long shot.

    over 1 year ago

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    Kathryn Hall commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hi All, I am preferring classifications for my group (sponges) and I found a group that has a botanical homonym. It isn't a validity problem - but - EOL chooses to show botanical photos on the taxon pages. Does anyone know how to get rid of the botany photos for these animals? I have preferred the zoological classification and I tried lowering the trust on the photos. I didn't like doing this because they are from an herbarium/botanical gardens and I am sure they are right for the plant - any ideas how to stop the plant pictures showing up for the animal? Thanks, Kathryn

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Maggie Whitson: Sorry Maggie, the text on the Info for Curators page was misleading. I have updated it to clarify things. We are suggesting that curators who want to share THEIR OWN images can use CalPhotos to do so. Unfortunately, curators cannot add images from CalPhotos to EOL. We are already getting all the CalPhotos images they can share. If you find an image on CalPhotos that is not on EOL, it's because the license of the image is not compatible with the EOL licensing policy. If you would like to find new images that can be added to EOL, the best platform to look is Flickr. The site has an Advanced Search with an optional license filter. EOL can accept Creative Commons licensed content that can be modified, adapted, or built upon. If you find suitable images on Flickr, check out the Encyclopedia of Life Images Group. On this page you will find sample invitation messages that curators can use to recruit new images to the group pool.

    over 1 year ago

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    John Tasirin commented on "EOL Curators":

    @rick mcneill: Very useful. Thanks.

    over 1 year ago

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    rick mcneill commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Richard Glor: Aloha Richard I use the tabbing function of my browser and open each image in a separate tab, so the original page is also still open. Then I just go from tab to tab, saving each image as trusted. The you reload the original page.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Maggie Whitson: Not sure you can with CalPhotos - it's not like Flickr where you can invite any suitably licensed image, the CalPhotos contributors have to have indicated that they are willing to license their images, and then once licensed, they are automatically harvested.

    Dare I say it too, a lot of the CalPhotos are not terribly good, they're all small (barely more than thumbnail size), and many are poor quality scans from slides.

    over 1 year ago

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    Richard Glor commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Patrick Coin: The worklist is a nice convenience, but a bulk trust option would still be a very desirable addition. I just went through and trusted a dozen or so images and it took far longer than it should have, especially given the lag in saving changes and flipping among images.

    over 1 year ago

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    Maggie Whitson commented on "EOL Curators":

    I am a new curator. I have found images over CalPhotos that I'd like to add to EOL. The Info for Curators page says to browse CalPhotos to find images to add, but doesn't say how to add them once you've found them. Can anyone direct me to a FAQ or another help page that explains in detail how to do this? Thanks.

    over 1 year ago