Catherine Sutera

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    Katja Schulz added "Cigarrinha // Planthopper - ID, please!" to the collection "Cute!".

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "File:Guinea pig-Meerschweinchen.jpg" to the collection "Cute!".

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "File:Guinea baby 1.jpg" to the collection "Cute!".

    about 1 year 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!

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "File:Mother Yellow-bellied Marmot and pup kissing.jpg" to the collection "Cute!".

    about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year 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!

    about 1 year ago

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    Nathan Wilson added "File:Dendrolagus goodfellowi looking.jpg" to the collection "Cute!".

    about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year ago • edited: about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz added "Aquarium & Pond Fishes that need images" to the collection "Help needed".

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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.

    about 1 year 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.

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr added an unknown item to the collection "Help needed".

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Thomas Karrer: Well, the advantage of iNaturalist is that each photo becomes a good record of an occurrence -- something that people might map and use for science. It also has lots of nice features specific to people who are observing nature, including other people who will help confirm identifications, and it is totally free. The disadvantage (an advantage in other contexts) is that your image won't be shared with EOL unless it is confirmed by another iNaturalist user. If there are no other experts on iNaturalist familiar with organisms in your area that could be a problem. So you might want to try using Flickr. One disadvantage of Flickr is that if you have a lot of images you may run out of space on the free account and have to pay for a Pro account (which, I will tell you, is worth the relatively low price each year). One good thing is that photos on Flickr can be easily shared with iNaturalist so if you start with Flickr you could move to iNaturalist.

    over 1 year ago