Deniz Martinez

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Image of Canis latrans":

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Image of Canis latrans":

    poor quality

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Walrus on Carta Marina.jpeg":

    non-scientific illustration

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Pelzwaren-Lager Ludwig Kremmer, Kürschner in Heilbronn.jpg":

    non-scientific illustration

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Pelzwaren-Lager Ludwig Kremmer, Kürschner in Heilbronn.jpg":

    non-scientific illustration

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Bearcat.jpg":

    duplicate and added text

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Bearcat.jpg":

    duplicate and added text

    about 1 month ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    But since it IS currently still a single species, then for the present all these photos are satisfactory to identify that single species, are they not? It's true that taxonomy is not static, especially these days, but it would still seem simpler to OK photos based on the *current* status of the taxon rather than trying to guess what the *future* status might end up being. But, perhaps more importantly, as scientifically valuable as that other camera trap photo may be, the fact remains that it's a low-quality image, with the animal itself somewhat blurry. It's hardly a "five-star" image, which is what an exemplar photo is ideally supposed to be per the curation guidelines. I still respectfully submit that a high-quality image that happens to be from a zoo should trump a low-quality image that happens to be from the wild, within this narrow context of an exemplar image on what is an open-access, web-based public resource (as opposed to a strictly professional scientific database).

    2 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Retag as map type":

    @Yan Wong: Sorry that there has been such an influx over the past couple days...what I've been doing is mass scanning through all the pages in the media section for each order in Mammalia and adding every map I find to the collection here, as opposed to checking individual images over on Wikimedia Commons for tags. Chiroptera alone has 150 pages of media, and that's just one order of dozens that I've been through...I usually just work as the finder not the fixer. ;)

    2 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Ailurus fulgens":

    Exemplar images should "best represent the taxon both biologically...and aesthetically" (from the EOL curator guidelines). Zoo photos are perfectly acceptable, and sometimes even superior in cases where few high-quality images from the wild exist. The fact that a photo was taken out in the wild does not automatically make it preferable as an exemplar image here; and indeed many of the wild photos of this particular taxon are of camera-trap quality and simply do not provide a clear detailed view of the animal itself. All IMHO of course...every curator has their own preferences and the exemplar will always be whatever the last curator to visit the page decided to change it to. :)

    2 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    I have a question...if there are enough good quality photos of a species alive and well, is it ok to hide photos of them as roadkill? :/ Thanks, Deniz

    7 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

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    7 months ago • deleted: 7 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Retag as map type":

    Sorry for the sudden influx of so many maps...I found them all while paging through the Gekkoninae pages! :o

    12 months ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Feestaardvark.JPG:

    Just a statue!

    about 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Ardvark The Aardvark Original.png:

    Cute cartoon, but not scientifically accurate ;)

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Dortmund-Zoo-IMG 4184Kopie.jpg:

    animal barely visible; plenty of better quality images available

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "EOL Curators":

    @Michаel Frаnkis: OK thanks. I figured the scientific illustrations were fine (especially BHL ones), but seeing postage stamps and coins is always amusing. :)

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758":

    @Deniz Martinez: This was the only one that listed the two recognized subspecies.

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on "File:Hans Hennig Zwei Giraffen 1977.jpg":

    just a statue, not very life-like.

    over 1 year ago

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    Deniz Martinez commented on an older version of File:Kleiner Panda Hellabrunn 3.jpg:

    very poor image quality, there are sufficent good quality images of this species

    over 1 year ago