Maria Garagouni

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Carcas with Fungal Growth" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    Calling ecologists and conservation biologists with a little time and expertise to spare: our colleagues at the Encyclopedia of Earth are looking for a few good editors. The Encyclopedia of Earth is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It was an important contributor of material for EOL's new Topics in Biodiversity articles. If you can review articles on broad topics in ecology, conservation biology or environmental science, please register with them as a topic editor. Your work on EoE may also be re-purposed on EOL and other open access venues. Thanks!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: A "change image type to map" tool is on our list of features to develop in the future. For now, there's a collection for images that need to be moved to the maps tab. I have made both of you managers of that collection, so you can add images that need to be retagged.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katerina Tvardikova commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Deniz Martinez: Hi, I have the same problem, as I have a mpa of distribution for all birds. I only changed description, and left in in pictures with comment. However, I am not sure whether it is okay.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    What (if anything) should be done with maps that are in the images section? I have run into lot of these. Is there a way to move them to the maps tab, or should a comment be left, or anything at all? Thanks!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Suberites ficus" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock added "Green ants, farming 4844" to the collection "Mystery Associates".

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: "Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress . . . . So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language"

    For English, there are no definitive rules, but the strong modern trend is for all formal species names to have the first letter of each separate word capitalised (i.e., after spaces, but not after hyphens):
    European Golden Plover
    Common Honey-buzzard
    Purple Hairstreak
    Honey Bee
    Stag's-horn Clubmoss
    Rough-leaved Globe-thistle

    There are still some reactionaries who insist that everything must be decapitalised, unless the name is derived from a proper noun, but they never say how one determines whether a word is so derived or not (nor why one should have to do so), nor have any answer to the ugliness of having lists with mixed 'superior' Capital Species and 'inferior' lower-case species.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Accommodating the rules of all the languages we aim to support is a work in progress. As we accumulate more content in particular languages, we'll try to catch up with interface adjustments to improve the presentation in each of these languages. So providing us with information in a particular language and explaining the rules, as you are doing, is the best way to help us prioritize development efforts to support that language.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Hans-Martin Braun commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jamie McMillan: I think the question has been settled. But there is another problem. In German all words of biological vernacular names are capitalised. That's a general rule. So why not integrate that rule into the programming like you did with English names?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Sorry Katya, missed your comment about which taxon I was commenting on (having added a wrong machine tag), and I have forgotten now! I thought I had solved the issue just by changing the machine tag. If I remember I'll check the images again.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Alexa DiNicola: Thanks, pay special attention to the Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons images and where appropriate give high ratings or set examplars. Many of them are better than the images we have from other sources.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Alexa DiNicola commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: I can review some of those, especially the western-USA species. I'll get to it shortly.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Do we have any curators qualified to trust or untrust images of lilies? There are some very good unreviewed photos here but I can't be sure of the identifications http://eol.org/pages/45417/worklist

    almost 2 years ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Leo Shapiro: Thanks Leo!

    almost 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Paul Bedell: You can tweak this yourself. As a curator, you can click on the Names tab and select show all classifications. Then select the classification with the name you wish to display at the top of the page.

    almost 2 years ago • edited: almost 2 years ago

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    Paul Bedell commented on "EOL Curators":

    On EOL when I go to Xylophagus cinctus, it takes me to X. abdominalis. But on ITIS, X. abdominalis is invalid, and should be synomyized with cinctus. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=130114

    almost 2 years ago

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    Kristen Lans commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for the reports about common names Michael F. and Michael W. We'll look in to this and keep you posted.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Same problem with English names as well.

    almost 2 years ago