Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Can anybody enlighten me about the big picture in creating Map of Life? Apparently supported by eol (see for instance http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-05/new-map-life-see-where-everything-lives-earth-google-maps). The same concept of plotting data on google maps (or similar) already exists for about 5 years (actually for bird sightings within The Netherlands they already use this for about 10 years now). Is Map of Life the project that will join all data they propose (museums, local checklists and research institutions, published studies and global groups like the World Wildlife Fund) +GBIF, and verified data from Inaturalist, observado.org, project noah, Ispot, etc.? Please tell me this initiative is going to actively seek collaboration with above and other organizations to put everything together. Or is this just going to be one in a dozen that thinks that everybody with data to share will be swarming to them because they have the ‘unique’ concept, but end up with just some little part of the data sources? If it is the last case, please pull back your resources. More competition is a waste of time. Real efforts to bring everything together would be so much powerful. Why can’t those museums, research institutions and WWF join and extend something that already exists, like Inaturalist as it is already a partner of EOL? I am used to observado.org by the way and I am not planning to do effort to import and share this with Inaturalist or any other organization, except maybe some pictures via Flickr for EOL ;).

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    I did not get a confirmation. I used the feedback form from the Help menu on LifeDesks, not direct e-mail which I now have done. Shouldn't they both go to the same place? I reported this problem via the LifeDesk feedback form ~2 weeks ago and received no response.

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: Did you get a confirmation on your feedback submission? I don't see your ticket in the cue.

    about 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja, Yes, this was the first thing I tried: editing the image and simply re-uploading the image with the same content, without deleting the original. This never worked: the apparently re-uploaded image always looked the same as before. I did get a re-uploaded image to appear correctly (i.e. complete) after deleting the image, then starting over and having to re-type the text, however even this does not usually work, as I've found out in my subsequent investigation of this problem. I did submit a problem report via the feedback form on the LifeDesk. Thanks for your help on this!

    about 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @John P. Sullivan: I doubt that your connection speed has anything to do with it. I suspect that the problem occurs AFTER the image is uploaded, when it is being processed by the software on the server. I understand that retyping the image data is a lot of work. You actually do not have to do this is you follow my instructions and re-upload the image using THE SAME IMAGE FORM: 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. This form will still have all the data you entered previously, and the new image file will simply replace the old, defective version. There's also no need to delete the image that previously had the truncated original, because you are fixing the problem on this original data object. Let me know if you want me to walk you through this via skype or phone. Also, if the problem occurs frequently and it's just too much trouble to use this workaround, we can ask the programmers to look into it. Let me know if you want me to initiate this, or do it yourself by sending a problem report to feedback[at]lifedesks.org.

    about 2 years ago

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

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    John P. Sullivan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja, In one case when I deleted the image and re-uploaded the problem was corrected and in another case the new image was truncated as before. This is happening on many of the images I have been uploading and repeatedly retyping the info associated with each repeatedly until I get a good version uploaded is not an option. Have had this problem working from both Firefox and Chrome. One thing that occurs to me is that I'm working from a computer with a very fast connection to the internet. The upload speed is very fast. I will see if this happens when I use a slower wifi connection.

    about 2 years ago

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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

    about 2 years 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?

    about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years 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?

    about 2 years ago • edited: about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

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

    about 2 years ago

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    Robert Guralnick commented on "EOL Curators":

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

    about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years 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!!

    about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years 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.

    about 2 years ago