C. Michael Hogan

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Yan Wong: We're planning on redoing the NatureServe connector to move some of their stuff to TraitBank. At that point, we can also address the common names issue. When there are no other common names, their very general names can sometimes be useful, so I'm not sure we should toss them all.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: I think the only image subtype our system currently understands is Map. We really should have a Label subtype or the more general ScannedText. I will submit a ticket. Until we can implement this on our side, it would be great if you could downrate such images in the resource.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    For things like this http://eol.org/data_objects/20084544 should we have a "data" subtype, akin to the "map" subtype for images? Should I just downrate them to 1 star?

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristof Melotte added the Dutch common name "Hongaarse raket" to "Sisymbrium altissimum L.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristof Melotte added the Dutch common name "Raket" to "Sisymbrium".

    over 1 year ago

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    Kristof Melotte added the Dutch common name "Wilg" to "Salix".

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Re that habitat photo - that one's tricky, as none of the listed taxa are visible in the photo. So it has to be taken on trust that they are present there, it can't be independently verified. Normally I'd give habitat photos a fairly high mark if the taxon is visible in it (more important than e.g. garden or zoo portraits, which aren't natural), but in this case, a lower rating is probably better.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks. I've put a comment about how to do it in http://eol.org/info/curate_wiki, and also in subtext in the instructions at the top of http://eol.org/collections/23389. Hopefully people will spot it there. I also have a script which I run intermittently that goes through http://eol.org/collections/23389 and identifies which are WikiCommons maps that need correct classifying, and also removes maps that are now correctly tagged. I've been responsible for reducing the size of that collection by about half, I think.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Awesome! Here are a couple of them in a maps tab: http://eol.org/pages/323883/maps I have to admit that I had not noticed this before. This is great progress!

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: OK, thanks. I guess there's an argument to have a different subtype for these sort of things, but that might be a pain to implement.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: I can answer that: my code gives a wikimedia commons image file a subtype "map" if it is categorised in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Distributional_maps_of_organisms or any subcategory thereof (as established by http://tools.wmflabs.org/catscan2/catscan2.php), which currently includes 1094 categories. There might be an argument to extend this to all children of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Biogeographical_maps, which would extend it a little to 1174 categories (included e.g. Category:wine_maps_of_Loire)

    over 1 year ago

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    abdul qayyum commented on "EOL Curators":

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Do the Wikimedia Commons maps come in as images with subtype map? Yan should be able to answer that question.

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: It's a habitat photo and as such extremely useful. But it's probably a good idea to give habitat photos a lower rating in general. We want them in the media collection, but we don't want them to show as exemplars.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    What's the etiquette for things like this: http://eol.org/data_objects/8999434

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on Katja Schulz's newsfeed:

    @Michаel Frаnkis: This usually happens while a harvest is in the process of getting published. It should go away after the data set is fully published, but sometimes the publication process may get stuck, and the message persists until the next harvest gets published. Are these all Wikimedia Commons images?

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks for checking. In fact, I actually meant the php code in the Wikimedia Harvester (much of which I re-wrote). It could be that the harvester caught the file when the wikimedia dump (used in the 1st pass of the harvester) had the file classified under the genetic category, but the online page (via the wiki API which is accessed in the 2nd part of the harvester) had changed to the more specific one. So Katja is right - waiting for the next harvest seems sensible.

    over 1 year ago

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    Michаel Frаnkis commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: Can't see anything wrong with your edit at Commons; the only thing I can think of is adding the map category has put it in a queue to reappear in the map section of Diplobatis colombiensis (though it isn't there yet) rather than in the pics section.

    over 1 year ago

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    Yan Wong commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Katja Schulz: Thanks Katja. If it hasn't corrected next harvest I guess I might have a look to see if it is a fault in my code (sigh...)

    over 1 year ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Yan Wong: hm, that is strange. It looks like it was unpublished as soon as it was harvested. This may be a fundamental problem in the way we handle images that have their taxon name changed at the source. I don't think it's universal though since I have seen this work fine for other resources. It may be a problem specific to the Wikimedia Commons resource. I would give it another harvest to see if it fixes itself.

    over 1 year ago