Robert Hole, Jr

Biology is my life.

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    If you haven't tried it, I invite you to try the manual recropping tools for thumbnail images. As you've probably noticed, we have an automatic cropping algorithm that often works, but slightly less often doesn't work. It takes the upper left part of an image, so for animals facing right it doesn't work at all. You can recrop any image by going to the image page, drawing a square on it, then saving using the "crop image" button.

    5 days ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    I saw the collection go from 300 items before reindexing to 301 after...Perhaps this was true causation and perhaps not, but I saw the count go up.

    20 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Leo & Katja, it's now in the collection but I'm 102.3% it wasn't a couple of hours ago...

    20 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: Yes, I see it on page 4 of the collection. Are you sure it wasn't there earlier?

    20 days ago

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    Leo Shapiro commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: Have a look, but I think it's there now; maybe just needed reindexing?

    20 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jakob Fahr: maybe a author problem.

    20 days ago

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    Jakob Fahr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Hi everyone! This taxon http://eol.org/pages/327629 should be part of this collection: http://eol.org/collections/57003 but doesn't show up in the list of the latter. Any idea what the problem might be?

    20 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Clean-Up To Do List":

    @Leo Shapiro: Biopix has Philodromus fuscomarginatus in Thomisidae: http://eol.org/pages/1208252/names?all=1

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Katja Schulz: Ah - that explains it. Glad to have spotted it. Cheers.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: Oops, this was keeping track of marine stats based on the WoRMS hierarchy. I think the WoRMS connector was redone and we forgot to update the code for this page. I'll put in a ticket to get this done. Thanks!

    about 1 month ago

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    Sam Owens commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    @Nicole Yancy-Bowzer: Well, if we aren't animals, then we certainly aren't vertebrates, because all vertebrates are animals. And if we're not animals, then we're not amniotes...and we're definitely not mammals! I hope my jest is obvious. I agree with you that the issue is semantic; what I mean is it depends on if you're asking a taxonomist or, say, a philosopher. Botanists have the same argument with chefs that insist upon categorizing tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. as vegetables and not fruit. I say that we are animals, and we should be proud of it!

    about 1 month ago

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    Nicole Yancy-Bowzer commented on "EOL Discussion Group":

    There is a debate concerning humans being animals. In the Webster dictionary, animals are defined as living creatures not human or plant. Another view point is that humans belong to the Animalia Kingdom deeming humans as animals. The rebuttal to this argument is that when the word animal came to language, humans were assumed to be their own alternative species therefore not classified as an animal. After such time, the Animalia Kingdom was derived from the same Latin word. The word animal derives from a Latin word animalia meaning "of breath" however, now we have learned not all animals have a breath. Others believe that these 6 kingdoms classify living organisms by their characteristic similarities and since humans poses mental characteristics not found in other animals, there would have been a seventh kingdom if our technology today existed when the kingdoms were created. The question of the day is, since humans belong to the Animalia Kingdom, are they indeed animals or by technical definition of the word animal, can we be classified as an Animalia but not an animal until we change the definition in the dictionary?

    about 1 month ago • edited: about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Misplaced EOL Content":

    @Kari Pihlaviita: Thanks for catching this. Looks like these bluebirds are simply mislabeled.

    2 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Michael, we'll keep these suggestions in mind if we get a chance to change the software to accommodate taxon-based or geographic-based variants of labels for data. As you know, developer time is always precious so we have to juggle priorities. Thanks for your input.

    2 months ago

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "Distribution":

    lesser detail and duplicative to other range text objects for this species on eol.

    2 months ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Thanks! Another taxon-specific one needed is to change 'litters' to 'broods' for Aves. Maybe for some Mammalia too, I'd not think of a baby Elephas maximus as 'litter'!
    On spelling variants, I think this is better done by taxon, depending on the region they are from, so just as 'colour' is correct for old world taxa, so is 'color' for new world taxa.
    I'll take a look at promoting / removing items; I couldn't work out how to do it before.

    2 months ago

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    Tiago Falotico commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bruno Marino: Sim. Estou cuidando da parte dos macacos-prego e alguns outros primatas brasileiros.

    3 months ago

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    Bruno Marino commented on "EOL Curators":

    Há algum brasileiro contribuindo para o site? Seria bom colaboradores em língua portuguesa.

    3 months ago

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "Lycalopex griseus":

    Good image

    3 months ago