Robert Hole, Jr

Biology is my life.

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Harvesting Flickr images is queued nightly, but when lots of other partners are also in the queue (more likely around the 1st and the 15th), it can take as long as three days before the images are ingested. ...Are you still missing images now?

    18 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: That explains it, thanks.

    18 days ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Uh oh. I guess I didn't know enough about copyright law and derivative works. Now I need to know how to remove images that fit that description that made it onto here. Do I just remove them from Flickr? And I also would like to know why images of the skeletons at museums are not considered derivative works since they are essentially sculptures.

    18 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: Actually, a bit of a tricky one for other reasons - the pic of those Megacerops is copyright of the artist at Denver Museum of Nature and Science; you don't unfortunately have any right to reproduce their work and then release it as a derivative work under a creative commons license. In some countries (e.g. Britain, Germany), a work of art like this on public display can be reproduced like this legally (called 'Freedom of Panorama'), but this doesn't apply in the USA, or e.g. France. You can read more about it here at wiki commons. Hope this helps!

    18 days ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Jeremy Rice: Thanks Jeremy. Things did seem to be working after your last post but now it seems there may be a problem again. Here's an example. Two days ago, I uploaded an image for Megacerops acer on Flickr. There is an EOL page for the species already, and I'm pretty sure I tagged it correctly, but it still hasn't made it to the EOL page. The image is at https://www.flickr.com/photos/113949770@N03/15949192005/. Just thought I'd bring it up again.

    19 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Yes, individual tolweb contributors retain copyright and select a license. It's easy to change the license, but you would have to negotiate that with the copyright owner directly.

    21 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

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    21 days ago • deleted: 21 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: EOL has a lot of TOLWeb content http://eol.org/content_partners/3 (Katja was largely responsible for coordinating it all both before and after she came to EOL) but it all depends on the particular contributors.

    21 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Yes, I saw that, but I wondered if anyone from EoL had been chatting to ToLweb people to see what, if any, information they might be willing to place under CC (e.g. CC-SA-NC)

    21 days ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It has © All Rights Reserved at the bottom of the page, so we can't use it here unfortunately.

    21 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: ToLweb have a good page (http://tolweb.org/Glomeromycota), but I don't know if EoL has any arrangement with them, and I'm unsure of the CC rights etc of their pages.

    21 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Harvesting text for higher taxa from Wikipedia is problematic & error prone. We used to have a way for a curator to request a specific page harvest but 1) it isn't working anymore and 2) I'm not sure it worked for higher taxa.

    21 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Incidentally, why don't we have any textual information (even from Wikipedia) about this major fungal group: http://eol.org/pages/6355/overview ? Do we not harvest this sort of thing?

    22 days ago

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    Yan Wong added "Microsporidia" to the collection "Misplaced EOL Content".

    22 days ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    Okay, things should have magically re-appeared by now. Sorry for the trouble, thanks for pointing it out!

    23 days ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "EOL Curators":

    We do seem to be having an issue with image uploads at the moment; this affects both icon-creation (i.e.: for collections) as well as image cropping. I'll look into it now. Thanks!

    23 days ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    Anyone know if there's an issue with images at the moment? I've uploaded and/or cropped some and they seem to be there as files but not as images. For example, there are three images for Dimetrodon limbatus but they aren't showing up. (http://eol.org/pages/4530666/overview) This has only happened to images from the last day or two.

    23 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Scott Ellsworth: If you only know the genus, you should use the genus tag, i.e.: taxonomy:genus=Belotelson Let me know if this is not clear. For more information on tagging, please see: Frequently Asked Questions about EOL machine tags.

    about 1 month ago

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    Scott Ellsworth commented on "EOL Curators":

    Oh my gosh. Does it not work if you only tag the genus name? Is there a way to tag if you don't know the species name? (Use "sp." or something?)

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    Scott, in this particular images you are using a binomial tag, which is reserved for two-part names (i.e., Genus species) but only provide the genus name. In cases like this, you should use the genus tag, i.e.: taxonomy:genus=Belotelson For more information on tagging, please see: Frequently Asked Questions about EOL machine tags.

    about 1 month ago