Kathy Hill

Cicada researcher

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

    Reindeer Dung seems to be a problematical taxa with an associated "association" page. However, it is in a collection.

    over 2 years ago

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

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    over 2 years ago • deleted: over 2 years ago

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

    Canis lupus familiaris chihuahua. Has a wikipedia article attached which I've played at reassociating with C. lupus familiaris, but I can't, remove the initial association that creates the improper scientific name formula. It appears this is just an association/tagging error. I just can't fix it.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: We've found Flickr users are very quick to fix their tags when problems are pointed out. All your comments and actions get automatically put on the appropriate Flickr page. But feel free to go directly there to leave a personal thank you.

    over 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: The Florida Paintbrush image only had the common species name machine tag when I saw your original comment. I tagged it with the binomial name that was in the title. Maybe you saw the tags after my addition or are you mixing regular tags with machine tags? They are in different lists. I don't think common names should be used for machine tags and common names as regular tags shouldn't result into problems (I would be interested to see those examples). In the meantime the tag with the common name 'Florida Paintbrush' has been removed and it seems a new flickr harvest has past as well. Now the image shows up on the proper taxon page (http://eol.org/pages/467759) and I can't find the artifact page anymore. Problem solved I think.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jason Sharp commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: What is also strange with that Carpheporus image is that it has the correct species machine tag but does not show up under the correct page, but a search of the species will provide the picture. That is the same method I have used to find some of my images which seemed lost only to be found in a seperate but identical taxon page. Perhaps because the common name tag is first? I know a few of my image tags have common names and doesn't seem to cause this problem. I do find it strange that EOL will 'make up' a taxon page based on machine tags. That seems like it would cause a lot of problems. I have reported at least one taxon page based(created?) on a misspelling of a genus. Alas, I am no tech person :(

    over 2 years ago

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

    @Bart C.: Without a search of literature I don't have at hand, I don't know if S.b. is a proper synonym, but based on my internet search I suspect it is one of some sort. If someone's able to confirm that, then adding it to the synonymy for S. cafer would be appropriate. If it's not a taxonomic synonym but a "synonym" based on misunderstanding of how things work with those then some other action might be appropriate.

    over 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: The author of the Flickr image specified the common name in the machine tag. I tagged it with the scientific name and asked to remove the original tag. As long as it is not deleted, it will also show the page with the common name or the page needs to be blocked by EOL (?).

    over 2 years ago

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    Bart C. commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: The page of Syncerus brachyceros is the result of the machine tags used with those media on Flickr. If you are certain of the preferred name you could try to convince the author to change his/her tags. You could also add the correct ones yourself (if you are a member of the Flickr EOL group). The media would then also show up under that preferred name, but also the page with the synonym would still exist (you can not remove them yourself). In the meantime I added those pages to the "Taxon pages to be merged" collection. Merging the media collections would be the solution if tags are not adjusted and maybe a more durable solution than requesting the change of every misspecified tag.

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Thanks, Robert! The owner got your comment on Flickr and it looks like the tags are fixed. Should be corrected next Flickr harvest. :)

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Bart C.: Thanks for spotting that, Bart! It's a known bug that has cropped up on some objects. I'll add this example to that bug report; we hadn't seen any from wikipedia before.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Aztec2012: It may be quite some time before we have a Russian interface. We have help from volunteers and it looks like they have only translated 15% of the interface so far -- http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:Encyclopedia_of_Life/stats">see Translatewiki. Perhaps you might help?

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Thanks! Do you know, I haven't used that filter in months so I didn't realize it wasn't working. Will report.

    over 2 years ago

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

    @Cyndy Parr: Here's an example, http://eol.org/pages/1642/media but it happens on every single media page I've ever used (I just discovered the worklist pages - which I prefer! THAT filter works.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Can you give example URLs for pages you are seeing this problem on? Is this the Worklist tab? I've noticed you have to go to the next entry to get the "saved" to show up, but when I re-filter I get only the unreviewed entries.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Jason Sharp: Yes, it would be helpful if you grouped these merging issues with similar examples. Note that solutions are sometimes different. If it is a Flickr photo that had a typo in it, the solution is easy -- ask the Flickr user to fix their tag. But sometimes it is hard to figure out why the pages need to be merged so if you just put them in the collection, someone will figure it out eventually.

    over 2 years ago

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

    @Cyndy Parr: Thank you for all!!!

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: I've left a message on the Flickr photos that may be causing the problem in the Pelicans (frustrating that the common and scientific names are spelled so similarly!). Thanks for reporting it.

    over 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Robert Hole, Jr: What you are looking at is two different views of the same taxon page (page 15822) according to two different classifications. Just pick the classification you think is best when adding the association, and everything should be fine. If for some reason the two classifications start to differ (e.g. in what species are included in a genus), the images that are collected in the media gallery might be different, but in this case that's not likely!

    over 2 years ago • edited: over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Scratchpads Community":

    @Eli Sarnat: The EOL staff site, with startup content mostly from Jen's aquarium, is at: http://eolhotlist.myspecies.info/

    over 2 years ago