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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?)

    over 2 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

    over 2 years ago

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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.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Meiying Lin: Thanks for your patience, Meiying! Looking forward to watching your collection grow.

    over 2 years ago

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    Meiying Lin commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Yesterday I could not see the detail content. Now I can see them in good order. Yes, now I am completely satistified with the way to upload my pages and I will start to work on it continuely. Thanks for all the help at the not so easy beginning, Jen.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Meiying Lin: Hi, Meiying! Are you not seeing it? It appears for me here: http://eol.org/pages/118174/details

    over 2 years ago

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    Meiying Lin commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Jen, it is great that you think my test resource is pretty good. It works quite well to me too. But I am still quite confused about that the texts and pictures are not linked together under the latin names. For example, if you search "Linda atricornis", you can see the two pictures in both overview and median, you can see the literature I add. But where is the description text? I hope to see my text in the "detail" under each species.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jiri Hulcr: Hi, Jiri! 1- You need only attach your object to the name in one classification to get it onto the taxon page. 2- a widespread error? Let's try getting in touch with Natureserve about it directly. I'll bet Katja knows whom to contact...

    over 2 years ago

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    Jiri Hulcr commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    Hola, Two humble questions for the more experienced among us: 1 - most of the species in my group (Scolytinae, bark and ambrosia beetles) are mentioned as being listed in several different classifications. When I am associating an object with a name, do I need to associate it manually with the same name in all these classifications? 2 - In the same beetle group, information in Distribution has been uniformly supplied by NatureServe. Most of it is ok, but they seem to have assigned the status "Native" to all species in Canada and the US, although about half of them are exotic. I don't want to distrust and make invisible all the distribution data. How should I correct this one mistake repeated in my many species? Thank you!

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: re: blog/forum/etc. Thanks for trying. I think I just need to get these tools enabled. They're set to Off in my Tools menu and I can't re-set anything in there right now. I did try adding the url as a tab manually but that just creates a flat content page. Curses!

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Eli, I'll be on that call, see you then.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: That sounds promising, and poking around, your records look pretty good apart from journal titles, which just have a display issue. You were supposed to get taxon links automatically though, from Title and keyword content to anything that was recognized in your classification, which it looks like you didn't. Rats...

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: Not sure if Jen has been in touch yet, but she's actually put together a screen-sharing meeting for Scratchpad stuff on Thursday.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Bob Corrigan: Most of us are still in the training phase on Scratchpads but in a week or two I think we'll all have had a good look around and have lots of opinions; that's a good idea.

    over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: It would be interesting to do a screen-share and Skype call with some of the current Scratchpad-using Rubenstein Fellows and some ViBRANT people to talk through use cases and challenges making those use cases work. And. . .I'd love to be part of that call. Jen? You think we can make that happen?

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: RE: literature records. I just exported a few dozen Endnote citations into xml, then imported them using the 'Biblio import' link into the website. It took all of 1 minute. I haven't really dug in to see how well the fields were parsed, but the display and faceted search are quite nice.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: RE: forum, blog and specimen tools. I wish I could remember all the steps I took to get these working! One thing is that I think you need to actually produce content for each of these types (i.e. forum topic, blog entry, specimen record/observation) before they will show up as tabs on the main menu. So step 1: Home>Content>click the 'add' link in the row of the content type you want. This may or may not automatically add the respective tab to your main menu. If it doesn't...Step 2: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>list links. If the link (Forum, Blog, Specimens) shows up, make sure the 'enabled' box is checked. If not...Step 3: Structure>Menu>Main Menu>add link. Type in the URL to the node (tab) you want added to your main menu (http://yoursitename/forum or /blog or /specimen_observation. I'm sure there are easier ways to do this, but I think that might work. Let me know if any of that works, and I'm happy to try and help troubleshoot if the vibrant team is too swamped.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: I see you've got access to forum, blog and specimen tools. Humph. I inquired of the Vibrant team about why I don't, but did you take some clever steps to activate them that differ from the wiki instructions? Also curious- what have you used for literature? The one I added manually is fine, but the one I tried via their spreadsheet upload seems to have gotten crunched. I haven't tried Bibtex or Endnote. I see those are supposed to autotag refs with taxon names but there are bug reports about it.

    over 2 years ago

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    Eli Sarnat commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks Jen -- zombies are known for mischief. My beta scratchpad site is www.antkey.org.

    over 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "Rubenstein Fellows":

    @Eli Sarnat: Oops! There's a bit of a zombie issue right now with deleted communities but as soon as it's fixed, restoring the community should be easy; stand by for that. The Scratchpad I've been training on is http://eolhotlist.myspecies.info/. If anyone would like an account to play with but isn't ready to create a whole new Scratchpad, let me know; you're welcome on mine!

    over 2 years ago