Bob Corrigan

EOL Director of Operations

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Urtica":

    @Maria Callaloro: Hi Maria, thanks for the tip. I added the Spanish common name "Ortiga" to that taxon page; you can see it on the common names suntab on the Names tab. If you would like to add Spanish common names on your own, let us know.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Erasmoneura variabilis (Beamer, 1929)":

    We could use a brief description that tells how dangerous this insect is to crops. See for example the first sentence of the full text section in this article

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on an older version of File:Gammostola grossa.jpg:

    @Tanya Higgins: You'll get the hang of it soon enough, Tanya. And thanks for your help! It's good to see you on EOL.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on an older version of Pantherophis guttatus; corn snake:

    No kidding. And I'm not a big snake fan :)

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Eudicella gralli (Buquet 1836)":

    @Eric Isselée: Hi Eric, I went ahead and added these common names to Eudicella gralli. If you apply for curator status you can add these names too - if you need help let me know.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on an older version of File:Naked Mole Rat Eating.jpg:

    That is an image that's going to take a while to forget.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Ficus":

    @Tony Rees: Tony, thanks for the heads-up. I'll add this to the "Help Needed" collection.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Leptograpsus":

    Shameful aftermath of my failure to read a post thoroughly. . .expunged!

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Leptograpsus":

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    about 3 years ago • deleted: about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Leptograpsus":

    @Roderic Page: We're choosing to address the issue of data quality through a combination of efforts: better interfaces to help diagnose issues, improved curation tools, and more dialog with our data sources to share EOL comments with them. Notwithstanding obvious errors such as you reported, what is "trusted" today may become "untrusted" tomorrow as the state of knowledge improves or better articles are presented, so "trusted-ness" in EOL is a combination of a) quality sources plus b) active curation plus c) a platform that is sufficiently transparent to expose issues where they exist (and enable them to be fixed without coding).

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Leptograpsus":

    @Roderic Page: The ticket for this bug is: https://jira.eol.org/browse/DATA-1049

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Leptograpsus":

    There are a lot of questions in your post - let's start by acknowledging that we're aggregating something incorrectly, and we're going to take a look at it at a systems level. I'll ask Cyndy and/or Katja to give feedback on curation protocols, because we have facilities for adding and removing associations for photos.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "":

    Could we safely refer to these as "Stick insects"?

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Alpheus bellulus and Cryptocentrus cinctus. Goby-shrimp association (aquarium)":

    I could watch this all day. Thank you for sharing this with EOL.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Sciara militarsis Nowicki, 1868":

    Curiously, we also have a page for the correct spelling.

    about 3 years ago • edited: about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Euphorbia amygdaloides subsp. robbiae":

    @Lysbeth Hirsch: Does she have a good picture of it? It would be a nice addition to EOL. I'm also curious if there's a common name for this that we could put on the site. . .?

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on an older version of Range and Habitat in Illinois:

    @Katja Schulz: How about a curator-set flag that calls out whether an article is "global" or "regional" in scope? We could highlight the results of that flag in the header of the article. I agree with Katja, this is a presentation issue, not a data issue, so I'd like to come up with something that gets curators involved yet also takes the content as it was offered.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Trichoglottis granulata Ridl.":

    By the way, your website is marvelous! Thank you for sharing it with us - perhaps we can find a way to share some of your other photos on EOL, with links back to your site.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Trichoglottis granulata Ridl.":

    Thank you! In order to post it to EOL we will need to know what Creative Commons license you wish to assign to it. Then we can upload it, or you could upload it to the EOL group on Flickr. Let us know what you'd prefer.

    about 3 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Didelphis virginiana Kerr, 1792":

    @ZaraWoodrow: Hi Zara, I added that name to the taxon page in Spanish. If you go to the Names > Common Names tab, you'll see the other Spanish name we have.

    about 3 years ago