Maggie Whitson

Botanist

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    I'm coming across a lot of BioLib photos that are copyrighted and do not have an EoL compatible license (e.g. http://eol.org/data_objects/5818489) but which are listed on EoL as public domain. Should I mark these as hidden until the BioLib harvester is sorted out properly?

    25 days ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It is a problem that curation might be able to solve. I've responded in the forum. Will talk to Katja soon.

    25 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Does EoL take images from FishBase? For instance, http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/PicturesSummary.php?ID=5786&what=species&picname=Gyphi_u1.jpg is a nice CC-BY-NC image, but it's not on EoL that I can see.

    25 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    Is this (http://eol.org/forums/2/topics/83) an API problem or a curation one? I'm surprised that a search for "Inia geoffrensis" from the front page doesn't have the main species page as the top hit.

    25 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Mokgatla Molepo:

    Welcome to EOL. I have upgraded your EOL account to full curator status. As a full curator, you can add, sort, endorse, or reject EOL content. Detailed instructions are provided on the Information for Curators page: http://eol.org/info/curation

    For guidance on how to wield your curator powers, please see the EOL Curation Standards: http://eol.org/info/curation_standards

    When you are logged into the EOL site, you will see a CURATORS link next to your profile image at the top of each EOL page. This will lead you to the EOL Curators page which has links to the Information for Curators and Curation Standards pages at the bottom.

    28 days ago • edited: 28 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Patrick Coin: Yes, this is a known issue, and it causes a lot of problems. Our Flickr taxonomy processor is pretty dumb. If you tell it genus=Lordotus and binomial=Encelia farinosa, it will put Encelia farinosa in genus Lordotus: http://eol.org/pages/54630/names?all=1 There's no validation of the generic component of a binomial against genus tags. The same problem occurs with other higher taxonomy tags. That's why we request that images with multiple organisms only be tagged at the highest taxonomic level: https://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157629880163919/ I know this is a problem if you know the binomial of one organism but can identify the other one only to genus or family. In that case, I would only tag with the binomial and add the other id in the description. As a curator, you can always add additional associations once the image has been imported to EOL. At that point, there is no problem mixing taxonomic levels.

    28 days ago

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    Mokgatla Molepo joined the community "EOL Curators".

    28 days ago

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    Patrick Coin commented on "EOL Curators":

    I thought I had seen a discussion of this issue in the Flickr EOL images group, but cannot find it. EOL taxon page for a bee fly, Lordotus, has images of a plant, Encelia farinosa, on it: http://eol.org/pages/54630/media I posted an image tagged as genus Lordotus, and also tagged the plant, so perhaps my image messed up something. Is this a known issue of EOL--problems with multiple taxa in one image?

    28 days ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: That's odd. I would expect to see the mammal page first since it has a higher richness score. I put in a search suggestion, so now the search results go directly to the springhares. Thanks!

    29 days ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: More dratted weevil problems: http://eol.org/search?q=pedetes&search=Go should have a top hit as springhares, not an invalid beetle taxon.

    29 days ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: yes,indeed i spot a lot of this...confusing.

    about 1 month ago • edited: about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: species such as this have to be hidden, i also have problems when searching a blank page cames out,we need filling them not deleting them and i think i could help.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: that will be great,i also have the same problems for searching a species ,a wrong genus cames out.

    about 1 month ago

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    петя спасова commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: wow,what a pity,big problems with dividing the species,can i help too identifying any roblms,katja.

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Unfortunately, I cannot merge anything here. Colobus hemipterus Audinet-Serville, 1834 was a name for a cerambycid not a curculionid. I don't know where Colobus hemipterus Laporte, 1840 comes from. This is another bogus hierarchy derived from the infamous weevil catalogue that has been causing so many problems. Looks like Cyndy has put in the search data, so people searching for Colobus will be directed to the monkey page now.

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: I think we've talked about this and it isn't easy. Meanwhile, if you send us a list of problems you encounter we can try the work around.

    about 1 month ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Cyndy Parr: Re "we also have an admin tool that forces a search result to the best page even if the algorithms don't"
    At the monemt, invalid names frequently get listed higher than accepted names, which is misleading.
    Would it be possible to change the search results so that (a) accepted names are listed first above non-accepted names, and (b) within accepted names, genus names are listed above species names (so that in e.g. a search for "Abies", species in the genus Abies come higher than Picea abies).

    about 1 month ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: We can get Katja to merge the misspelling onto the right page. But we also have an admin tool that forces a search result to the best page even if the algorithms don't. We'll do both. Thanks for the catch.

    about 1 month ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    I suspect that this http://eol.org/pages/73565/overview is a spelling mistake - it's the first hit for a search for Colobus monkeys. How do go about hiding things like this?

    about 1 month ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "Taxon Page Cleaning Crew":

    @Yan Wong: ugh, this is due to a strange hierarchy from Vimeo that puts Reptilia in the genus Testudo: http://eol.org/pages/1703/names?all=1 I will need help from the technical team to get this one figured out.

    about 1 month ago