Constantine Wing Heng Lau

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    Quentin Groom commented on "EOL Curators":

    As a contributor to iSpot I'd like to see the pictures used on EOL, however I suspect the problem is due to the licensing issues.

    almost 2 years ago

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    tony rebelo commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: What about other sites like iSpot (www.ispot.org.za or www.ispot.org.uk) which also collect and identify images. Why are they not also harvested by EoL?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

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    almost 2 years ago • deleted: almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kent McFarland: I posted a message about the iNaturalist image sharing to our flickr group discussion a month ago. The main advantage of iNaturalist over Flickr is that you can get your identifications vetted by the iNaturalist community. EOL harvests only images associated with Research Grade iNat observations, and these photos come in as trusted rather than the unreviewed default for flickr. iNat also reports their Research Grade observations to GBIF. However, EOL does not yet map the location information associated with either flickr or iNat observations. That's on our list of things to implement in the future.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Kent McFarland: I've not tried inaturalist, but if it is free, one advantage over Flickr would be that image resolution wouldn't be lost if the uploader stops paying. At present, if a Flickr subscriber ceases to have a Pro account, their images thereafter only show thumbnail size, not full size. A lot of high quality pics have been lost from EOL because of this.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Kent McFarland commented on "EOL Curators":

    Its not clear to me how iNaturalist submissions show up on EOL. If I enter a photo of a Xylocopa virginica on iNaturalist, will it be part of that species account on EOL? Slightly confused here. In other words, instead of just putting photos into Flickr and sharing with EOL group there, is it actually better to go through iNaturalist and then the photo as well as the record location will be shared? And, will or is all this shared with GBIF? I searched around to see if there was information on this, so if I missed it, please just point me to the material so you don't have to waste time on this. Thanks everyone.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: Where would you want to show it? On your EOL profile page? I don't think iNaturalist provides a widget for your life list. That would be very big for most people. But they do have one for a sample of your observations, e.g., your most recent observations. I tried to add this to my EOL profile page, but sadly, it didn't work. There must be some code in the widget that's currently disallowed on EOL profile pages. I agree that it would be great to enable this and other widgets from related sites, but it will probably be a while before our development team would have the time to tackle this task.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    is there a way to show the inaturalist.org life list on eol? http://www.inaturalist.org/lists/61661-micha_els-Life-List

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks, Michael. I am pretty sure they should be delinked. Working on that.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks, Michael. I am pretty sure they should be delinked. Working on that.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Done a little bit. Most of the pics are just thumbnail size from biopix and bioimages so get 3*, but I found 3 located wild origin, very high resolution (print-quality) pics of Ulva lactuca which I've given 5* and set two of them as exemplars.

    All the Ulvaceae pics also appear on the Chlorophyceae page; I'm not familiar enough with the taxonomy of the two groups to know if that needs delinking.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    We could use some rating and trusting and setting of good exemplars in the following two algae families: Chlorophyceae http://eol.org/pages/3923/worklist and Ulvaceae http://eol.org/pages/4051/worklist. Can anybody take a look?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jennifer Hammock commented on "EOL Curators":

    There are four hours remaining to register your preferences for research ideas for next week's RFP. Please visit I Wish to rate the candidates.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michael Caterino commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Bob Corrigan - Entomologists, at least, tend to specialize at the family level, and catalogs are most frequently issued at that level, although some smaller Orders may also be cataloged at once.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Wunderli: We do not yet import content from the German Wikipedia. Harvesting Wikipedia in multiple languages is on our list of things to do, but we don't have an estimate yet when this task can be tackled. For the time being, you'd have to copy and past the content into EOL manually. For more information, see Reusing Wikipedia content.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Caterino: Michael, what would be the highest "level" (e.g., order, family, genus) would you want to set a preferred classification and see it propagate "down" from? I'd like to calibrate the requirement a little better.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michael Wunderli commented on "EOL Curators":

    i was just curating this page: http://eol.org/pages/5095/overview, and there is no summary in german. the wikipediapage in german for this taxon is very good. can i link this two things somehow?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michael Caterino: At the moment, there's no inheritance of the preferred classification for subordinate taxa, but it's on our list of things to implement in the future. As you noted, this will not be a trivial thing.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: It looks like we imported the thumbnail for the Budgerigar video, but not the video itself. We'll have to figure out how to play the ogg files on EOL. At the moment, we cannot import video files from Wikimedia Commons, but hopefully that will change soon.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Michael Caterino commented on "EOL Curators":

    I've been able to set the preferred classification (ITIS) for the family I curate, but I see now that that preference is pinned only to the 'Histeridae' page. Is there any option to enforce that classification for all subordinate taxa? I see the dangers here, if you happen to curate 'Animalia' or something like that, but for lower level taxa it would be nice to be able to do this once, not for every included taxon. Thanks, Mike

    almost 2 years ago