Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Michael Wunderli: The harvester was halted for a major deploy last week and was reinitiated last night. We've got our eyes on it.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: Hi Bart - we're working through the requirements for a new type of object on EOL - a "link object" - that would be for exactly the sort of thing you want to do. No license or rights holder required for links - just a link, a title and perhaps a short description, a category (for where EOL puts it), and voila, there you go. Stay tuned.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: I'm happy with diversity, but the page didn't look especially rich, that's all.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: Hi Bart! Where do you want to add the citizen science link? Do you want to add it to a particular Collection? Happy to help.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bob Corrigan: Looks like I added, probably in an attempt to show some plant diversity. Or maybe by accident. We can remove it!

    almost 3 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I am seeing some exciting changes/improvements happening again! I tried to add a sitizen science link (http://www.hertsmiddx-butterflies.org.uk/w-album/index.php), but the whole form is a bit challenging for me. What do I have to populate in the boxes for license, rights hodler, rights statement for this case?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Michael Wunderli: Sorry for the continued delay, Michael! This harvest is taking an unusually long time; we're looking into it.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Hallo Jennifer, any news from the harvester? and how was your talk?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Ximo Mengual commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hi Jen, I have now selecte my preferred classification of the 2 options I had; the problem is that "my" classification" differs from ITIS or Catalogue of Life (basically because is more up-to-date). Can I use my classification? How?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jennifer Hammock: if it works in the end, i am happy to wait! Where do i find the list when the harvester is done with it?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    v1 Scratchpad owners! the v1-v2 Scratchpad migration is underway and expected to be completed in about two months.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Bulk image uploader: continue to stand by for this, they're working on it and it is a priority.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Attribution fields: a new and improved attribution/copyright module will be added in the next couple of months; stand by for more options for crediting multiple colleagues, people who don't belong to your Scratchpad, etc. For the moment, a Creator field has been added for media files, so feel free to use it. If you'd like to go ahead and add material to your Scratchpad for which the current attribution fields aren't sufficient, be advised you should be able to easily correct the attribution (or anything else) after the fact on large numbers of objects that should all have the same contents in any field. Select Content from your top menu and then select Grid beside any content type you wish to bulk-edit. Use the checkboxes on the left, you'll get the idea.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Biblio imports: autotagging with taxa, last I checked, was not working yet and Laurence promised to verify whether keywords are going to be included as a source for names for autotagging. If you have a bibliography you're waiting to upload, and you keep taxon names in it in any field other than title or keywords, please sing out!

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    Hello, everyone! I spoke with Laurence from the Scratchpads team yesterday. Assorted updates on particular features will follow in a moment. Most important item: if you own a v2 Scratchpad, Laurence should have contacted you recently by email. If anyone's not in touch with him yet, let me know.

    almost 3 years ago • edited: almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    (by the way, is anyone still waiting for their classification to be made available as a browsing hierarchy?)

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Big news, everyone! The curator tool for selecting the preferred classification on a taxon page has been launched. Katja has just finished heroically updating our documentation. Here's her summary and urls for the relevant docs:

    Hello curators!

    This morning, we released a new tool on EOL that lets full curators set the preferred classification for a given EOL taxon page. Please have a look at the Information for Curators page to learn more about this feature: http://eol.org/info/curation#classification

    By setting the preferred classification in the Names tab, you can now control the browsing classification shown to EOL visitors in the Overview tab. Your selection will not only affect the classification browser, it will also determine what name is used for a given group at the top of the taxon page. For example, on the page for the Painted Lady butterfly, selecting the NCBI hierarchy will result in a Vanessa cardui page: http://eol.org/pages/156096/overview

    While selecting the Catologue of Life hierarchy would result in a Cynthia cardui page: http://eol.org/pages/156096/names

    In addition to our official browsing classifications, you can also select from the non-browsable hierarchies that we have extracted from the data files of other content partners, including Wikipedia and the EOL Flickr group. While some of these hierarchies will clearly be inappropriate, others will be very valuable, especially when a taxon is not yet represented in any of the official EOL browsing hierarchies. See for example the Cryptocephalus octoguttatus page: http://eol.org/pages/3282247/overview

    Previously, this page was orphaned. There was no browsing hierarchy shown in the Overview tab, because none of our official classification providers has listed this species. However, by adding taxonomic tags for the genus, family, and order, Flickr contributors have provided us with a de facto hierarchy that curators can now select to connect this species to the rest of the tree of life in the EOL browsing structure.

    Please check out the new interface and let us know what you think. We expect that there is room for improvements, but this first version should provide you with a powerful tool to improve EOL pages.

    Best wishes, Katja

    almost 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

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    Nathan Muchhala commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    If anyone else is scanning in text from documents like I am, you may find this trick useful to help clean up those many extra paragraphs that always get added in. In MS word you can just 'search and replace' them out because '^p' means paragraph. Heres a post I found online explaining it, and how to avoid deleting 'true' paragraphs: Assuming each line has a para mark at the end, and that there is an empty line (or a line with just a space) with a para mark separating true paras: First: Do a Search&Replace to replace all para marks (^p) with a pair of tildes (~~), or some other character combination that isn't found in the document. Second: Do a Search&Replace to replace every occurrence of a pair of tildes followed by a space, followed by a pair of tildes (~~ ~~) with a para mark (^p) Third: Do a Search&Replace to replace every occurrence of a pair of tildes followed by another pair of tildes (~~~~) with a para mark (^p) Fourth: Do a Search&Replace to replace every occurrence of a pair of tildes followed (~~) with a single space ( ) Fifth: Do a Search&Replace to replace every occurrence of a pair of spaces followed ( ) with a single space ( ). Repeat until none is found.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Michael Wunderli: Sorry for the delay, Michael! Our harvester must have been running some large resources the other night; it's taking longer than usual. I'm hoping to get your list sometime today.

    almost 3 years ago