Jennifer Smith

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks Cyndi, I will add it to the API suggestion page. I could use the largest page that doesn't redirect, but I could also just use the largest EOL taxon ID (which might save me searching by being able to ignore the page numbers and all the redirections). Either way, I just want to make sure that I have full taxonomic coverage for all the EOL pages.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Barb Banbury: I guess the question is what is the largest page number that doesn't redirect to a valid taxon concept page? Might be a good suggestion to add to the API Improvement thread here: http://eol.org/forums/2 .

    almost 2 years ago

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    Barb Banbury commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    Is there any way to determine the largest eol ID number? For example, if I go to http://eol.org/pages/6000000/overview it takes me back to eol id 1086495. There seem to be a lot of duplicates and missing pages.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Corvi Zeman commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Thank you, I will add шилийн савгадай to Dipus sagitta. There's no way to add "Dipus halli" or send people to Dipus sagitta if they search for Dipus halli, correct?

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Corvi Zeman: Thanks for adding all those Mongolian names. This is really valuable. Wilson & Reeder, the standard reference for mammals, have only one species, Dipus sagitta, for this genus. They list D. halli as a synonym.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Corvi Zeman commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    Please excuse me if this is the wrong place for this question. I have been adding Mongolian-language common names to EOL species. A Mongolian-language source gives the scientific name of шилийн савгадай ("rock-crest jerboa") as Dipus halli (source: Sowerby 1920). Dipus halli does not seem to be in EOL. I found a "Dipus sagitta halli" in some other online sources, but it is also not listed in EOL. Am I overlooking something?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: The Wikimedia import sometimes fails in mysterious ways. It could be that {{PD-self}} is not on our license whitelist. I'll file a ticket to check for this.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I can't quite see why this image: from the commons gallery http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trichechus_inunguis isn't being harvested (the other two pictures in the gallery have been). It seems to be tagged with {{PD-self}}, which should be enough, I would have thought

    almost 2 years ago

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    Marie Studer commented on "EOL Learning and Education Community":

    @Diana Mathieson: Hi Diana! Welcome to EOL and the Learning + Education Community. We're delighted to see you here. Please check out the EOL Discover pages (http://eol.org/discover) for some tools and resources that might be helpful for you.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Diana Mathieson joined the community "EOL Learning and Education Community".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Patrick has been away but now he's back and might want to talk about this -- perhaps move discussion to http://eol.org/forums?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Andreas Kay joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks. I've had a look at the codebase on github - I guess I could probably figure out a patch, but best left to people who really know how the system works (seems like Patrick Leary from looking at the code :). Shout if you want me to have a go.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks for explaining that the rotation is saved in the EXIF metadata. As Katja says, we'll put in the request. I'm a bit more hopeful -- this doesn't seem like it would be too hard to address.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Yes, of course. I can see this is quite low priority. Lots of other important stuff to do. Good luck!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add it to our list of feature request, but I wouldn't hold out much hope for this to get addressed anytime soon. There are too many more urgent requests in the pipeline.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks. I've just checked and the original images were rotated correctly, but the rotation was done by setting the EXIF rotation metadata (see e.g. http://www.daveperrett.com/articles/2012/07/28/exif-orientation-handling-is-a-ghetto/). This metadata seems to be stripped out by EoL, not by Flickr. You can check because the original image on Flickr contains the correct rotation information (download if from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/8812291168_ce56ecf228_o.jpg and have a look). I can re-upload my images on Flickr so that they are rotated without using the EXIF rotation hints, but I guess other people might get bitten by this too, as many cameras seem to use this way of rotating pictures. Maybe it should be on the (long) to-do list to get the image import routines in EoL to save a fully rotated image (as specified in the metadata) as the local EoL copy?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: The original images you uploaded were probably incorrectly rotated, and they got auto-rotated by Flickr. However, we download the originals from Flickr, so we get the incorrectly rotated ones. Unfortunately we don't have a solution for this problem right now, so we have to ask our contributors to upload correctly rotated images to Flickr.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    I've just tried posting some old pictures of mine to the EoL Flickr group. On Flickr the images appear in the correct orientation, but on EoL the imported images are sometimes rotated incorrectly. See for instance http://www.flickr.com/photos/96340474@N07/8812291168/ and its imported version http://eol.org/data_objects/24774483 I guess this should be a relatively simple bug to iron out. My suspicion is that it to do with the way image rotation is stored in jpegs by Mac OS X preview, but it could be a flickr auto-rotation thing.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Tsu Soo Tan joined the community "EOL Photographers".

    almost 2 years ago