Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Good idea - thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks! No, I hadn't discovered the trust-untrust thing for images. I'll look for it now. And yes, setting exemplars is the one I've done accidentally (only a couple times, but it irked me when someone else had "just" done it, there were a couple pages of images and I had to go search to turn it back. And my notebook screen puts that button overlapping the bottom of the image.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Interesting idea (to allow you to turn off your curator status). We'll consider. But I also wonder what accidental curating you are done -- it might be better to design to avoid that. The main thing I've done by accident is setting exemplars.

    over 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Nathan Wilson: Thanks for the clarification. I've found out the issues you mention, because I found it by trying to reconstruct it (deletion was a mistake). I'll just very much be more careful in the future. I'm hoping the same thing doesn't happen to collections! Then the place will eventually be swimming with "my favorite animals" zombie collections (talk about an apocalypse!). And again, thanks!

    over 2 years ago

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    Nathan Wilson commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: The zombie community status is intentional since we want the old URL to remain resolvable since it may be in existing collections (like Robert's Watch List). In my view anyone should be able to unzombify such a community and become its manager, but right now I don't think it's reversible. We were actually discussing essentially this issue earlier this week. The annoying thing is that once a community is zombified, you can't create a new community with the same name and there's no way to rename the old one.

    over 2 years ago

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    Robert Hole, Jr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jennifer Hammock: It's also in my "add to collection" list - where you get the list of your collections to choose where to put it - it says that Aquarium Fishes collection is also managed by that community (and I was able to "join" and "leave" the community too). And yes, having only 115 communities at this point (a disappointing number IMHO) it's not a big deal, but as the number grows there could be increasing problems. It _may_ be that the reason is that there's a collection still attached. I only just thought of that, but I'll wait for aresponse before making any moves.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hey Jen, regarding the mb limit, I agree it is on the smaller side. I recently had success shrinking video files by running it through Windows Movie Maker, as described in the following wiki help: http://www.wikihow.com/Reduce-Video-Size. That post looks like it has an iMovie alternative for mac users.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Hello, Scratchpadians. What does everyone else think of the 50Mb limit on media files? This has made me aware how limited I am by my little vidcam which saves in .avi (aka: enormous). Can anyone suggest a no frills video editing program for people who just want to change format?

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Hmm... I can see Robert's zombie community at http://eol.org/communities/114, but not in his profile, even logged in as Robert. (Robert, can you see it anywhere except by navigating straight to that url?) This might be the intended behavior, but I think I'd prefer real deletion myself...

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Eli Sarnat: Agree with you on the brain transplant! We do have a behind-the-scenes admin tool that we've talked about sharing, and we're planning some list processing tools. But in the meantime if you want to send the list to Jen she can run it through our admin tool. She also might be able to help with Google Refine.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Roderic Page: Thanks Roderic, I'll follow you're post and give Refine a go.

    over 2 years ago

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    Roderic Page commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Eli Sarnat: Another approach is to use a tool like Google Refine. If you have a set of names you can automatically match them to EOL (and other services). See my blog post http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2012/02/using-google-refine-and-taxonomic.html for details.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Okay, I started a new community called 'Scratchpads'. It would be great if other fellows working on their own scratchpads websites want to join. I could definitely use some hand holding to get content up!

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: That's a good idea, Eli; there are sure to be non-Fellows also interested. Would you care to found one? You could feature this collection of Scratchpad partners: http://eol.org/collections/3039

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Eli Sarnat: Eli, we'll see what we can do. This could be a candidate for a capability in scratchpads.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Short of learning the API (which would require a brain transplant for me), might there be any other suggestions? I'm building a new scratchpads site, and there is a field for GUID in the biological classification template. It's not required, but I'm guessing it would be useful to populate. The only way I know of right now is to one-by-one search EOL for each taxon and then enter the appropriate node in the URL. (Those nodes ARE the GUID's, aren't they?).

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Eli Sarnat: Perhaps the "search" API method is what you are looking for? http://eol.org/api

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Kathy Hill commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks Jen!

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Valter Jacinto: New species that arrive at EOL care of our connection to ZooKeys or PhytoKeys are generally not included in any of our "published" classifications. We're looking into ways for curators to wire them up on EOL so they are at least visible. Any preference on how you'd prefer to do that?

    over 2 years ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Magicicada Davis 1925":

    @Kathy Hill: Thank you Kathy!

    over 2 years ago