Cyndy Parr

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Yan, the info for the EOL species of the day widget is stored as text with the page in the EOL species of the day collection. We had talked about adding a field for "Tagline" or "Factoid" or something. It is a good idea -- maybe suggest it here: https://github.com/EOL/eol/issues

    11 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    Yan, the info for the EOL species of the day widget is stored as text with the page in the EOL species of the day collection. We had talked about adding a field for "Tagline" or "Factoid" or something. It is a good idea -- maybe suggest it here: https://github.com/EOL/eol/issues

    11 months ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "BOLDS: Map of specimen collection locations for Gekkonidae":

    @Paulo Mateus Martins-Sobrinho: It is a map that shows where particular specimens are from that have been subjected to a particular kind of DNA sequencing. I agree it could be misleading.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on an older version of Image of Buteo jamaicensis:

    @Christopher William Bradbury: Thanks for your helping finding problems on EOL! Photos come in automatically from iNaturalist. On iNaturalist, a photo like this is valuable as a record of a real observation. But as you say, the photo quality is poor so I'm hiding it on EOL.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on an older version of Image of Buteo jamaicensis:

    No bird visible in the photo.

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Marine Biological Laboratory List":

    Nice collection! Are these a list of creatures to be found near MBL or that are actually used in research or education by the lab?

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Taxon Page Cleaning Crew":

    @Anne Thessen: I hid that row in TraitBank. Not sure about the best way to get the correct info in, however. This looks like a FishBase record so maybe report to them?

    about 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Celeste South":

    @Celeste South: Welcome to EOL! Please consider becoming a curator, so you can share your knowledge and make EOL better. See http://eol.org/info/curators.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Known prey organisms":

    Includes erroneous relationship with Castor canadensis. Have to delete the whole thing. The data should otherwise be available on the data tab anyway.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Yan Wong: The Birds of PNG is a ScratchPad so we'd have to negotiate the export from all ScratchPads to be specific about the image type -- not sure if that's possible. Jen, is this still an active project, and would Katerina need to take action on her content?

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: My opinion is that it is okay, especially for species that will have images that are almost impossible to trust. I'd rather see an exemplar marked as unreviewed, than trusted just to justify it as an exemplar, if that makes sense. Here's an example: http://eol.org/pages/311512/ The 2 trusted images are not very high quality, and an unreviewed image is much better and looks very much like the trusted images.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Thomas Horn: Also, you can see many articles that use EOL here: http://www.mendeley.com/groups/3426251/eol-papers/papers/ The "Uses-EOL" tag filter isn't working online for me but it does work on my local client. In any case, we haven't tagged whether the use was via the API, unfortunately.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Thomas Horn: Thomas, be sure to cite: Parr, C. S., N. Wilson, P. Leary, K. S. Schulz, K. Lans, L. Walley, J. A. Hammock, A. Goddard, J. Rice, M. Studer, J. T. G. Holmes, and R. J. Corrigan, Jr. 2014. The Encyclopedia of Life v2: Providing Global Access to Knowledge About Life on Earth. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e1079, doi:10.3897/BDJ.2.e1079

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL API Discussion Group":

    @Yan Wong: There are only two records in GBIF and EOL doesn't show a map, suggesting that EOL doesn't know that GBIF knows it exists. I wonder if this missing GBIF info is because of a lag in updating? The fact that the name is from WoRMS shouldn't be an issue.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "Zahoor Akmal":

    @Zahoor Akmal: Welcome Zahoor! If you are looking for ways to participate, feel free to sign up as an assistant curator http://eol.org/curators or consider contributing content http://eol.org/info/contribute.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on Cyndy Parr's newsfeed:

    @Hans-Martin Braun: Sorry, Hans, I didn't see your message until just now. What kind of entries are you talking about? Are you still having a problem? If so, please send a link to a page and I'll pass along to the developers if I can't figure out what is going wrong.

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Might be easier to ask NOAA to change their photostream to allow others to tag (one blanket change). Then EOL could just set up a harvest from their photostream of anything that is taxo-tagged. If they are willing to open up to tagging in general.

    over 1 year ago

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    Cyndy Parr commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I think you can add taxonomic tags to images in the EOL Flickr group if you are an admin of the group. Or, if the owner of the image has allowed others to (generally) add tags to their images.

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year 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.

    over 1 year ago