Welcome to Wikispecies! edit

Hello, and welcome to Wikispecies! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages you might like to see:

If you have useful images to contribute to Wikispecies, please upload them at the Wikimedia Commons.

Please sign your comments on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username (if you're logged in) and the date. Please also read the Wikispecies policy What Wikispecies is not. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or in the Village Pump. Again, welcome! -- Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:55, 9 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Author names. edit

Hello Aleksandrs. Thank you for your many good edits! When adding author names, please consider using the full link to the author page, in order to avoid possible confusion if there are several authors with the same surname. Adding the full link is easy; for instance, see here: diff.
Happy editing! Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 06:43, 11 December 2016 (UTC).Reply

Hy! I dont know many authors, that why I dont additing full author names. AfroBrazilian (talk) 11:40, 11 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
The author names are most likely available in your references, and a simple search here on Wikispecies will show the links to their respective Wikispecies pages. If an author lacks a Wikispecies page, please create it. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 00:24, 12 December 2016 (UTC).Reply

References edit

Hi there,
you added several taxon pages, but without mentioning any references. Please add a source of your information. Thank you! --Murma174 (talk) 17:39, 11 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikispecies and languages edit

In regards to the image caption of Philocteanus and other pages, please note that our policy states that Wikispecies must as language-independent as possible. This is also mentioned in Help:Image Guidelines. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 19:50, 28 December 2016 (UTC).Reply

All right. AfroBrazilian (talk) 19:55, 28 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Name page format edit

Hi!!! Look some considerations here about the “Genus (Subgenus) species” versus “Genus species” format. Regards, Burmeister (talk) 13:37, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Patroller edit

Dear AfroBrazilian, I see that you are patroller, rollbacker on Commons, and rollbacker on ruwiki. Would you consider be a Patroller here, and assist with some checking? As you can see here theres too few Patrollers here. Dan Koehl (talk) 18:35, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hy! I don't even know. May be I don`t need this status here, because I simply make simple editions wikispecies. For the more I can`t even imagine how to make patrolling here. In other WikiProject it is more simpler. Thank you, but I cancel your offer.) AfroBrazilian (talk) 19:14, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Application for Checkuser edit

Referring to earlier discussions regarding a local Checkuser policy, I herebye apply to get Checkuser user rights, although we havnt reached a consensus reg Checkuser policy, but I want to give it a try if I can get the required votes. For a request to succeed a minimum of 25 support votes and an 80% positive vote are required (subject to the normal bureaucrat discretion). Requests for checkuser run for two weeks, and I ask kindly that somone starts the poll, like we do for adminship applications.

Please also note that CheckUser actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Checkusers. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two checkusers, for mutual accountability. I dont want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for checkuser.

My request to the Wikispecies community is here

Dan Koehl (talk) 01:40, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
I was looking and sending regarnd for you. AfroBrazilian (talk) 08:38, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Another application for Check User edit

As pointed out above by User:Dan Koehl, we need at least two Check Users for this wiki. I am nominating myself and would be happy to receive any feedback that you have to give (positive, negative, or neutral). Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Koavf. Thanks. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:08, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

I was check inn. AfroBrazilian (talk) 08:38, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

when speedy nominating... edit

When you do a nomination for speedy deletion, please don't hide the reason for it in the edit sumamry. {{Delete}} should always include the actual reason for nomination when not facially obvious (and it wasn't in this case): {{Delete|name has a typo, should be Exagistus igniceps}}. Circeus (talk) 11:31, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Alright. I understend. AfroBrazilian (talk) 14:11, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Additional Checkuser Application edit

I also have added my name to those willing to be a checkuser. Please see my application here Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Faendalimas. I listed this yeasterday but have been encouraged to do a mass mail. I would also take the opportunity to make sure everyone knows that any editor can vote but that it is imperative that as many do as possible, for all 4 of the current applicants, please have your say. Checkuser voting has strict policy rules regarding number of votes. You will have other messages from the other Users concerned you can also read about it in the discussion on the Village Pump - Wikispecies:Village_Pump#Application_for_Checkuser. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:53, 29 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Standing for role of checkUser edit

Like some of our colleagues (who I support), I am offering to serve as a checkuser, not least to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable.

Please comment at Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Pigsonthewing.

[Apologies if you receive a duplicate notification; I wasn't aware of Wikispecies:Mail list/active users, and sent my original notification to the list of administrators instead.] MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 1 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Patroller? edit


Dear, AfroBrazilian! Would you accept to be a Patroller on Wikispecies? Wikispecies need more Patrollers and presently there is only 37 out of 150 active users.
Please see Patrollers for information about patrollers rights. If you are positive, I can nominate you on the requests for patroller rights on your behalf.

Dan Koehl (talk) 13:54, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi! I accept suggestion for nominating me into Patrollers. But topic Patrolling will be done in the process of my work here. AfroBrazilian (talk) 17:55, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, really kind of you, good news. Dan Koehl (talk) 18:07, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

RFC on Checkusers edit

With one week to go I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of voting on the current CheckUser applications. They can all be found together on a single RFC: Wikispecies:Requests_for_Comment#Checkusers.

It is extremely important with votes such as this for everyone to be involved. There are strict rules in the Wikimedia Foundation Policy guidelines on these votes. I would urge people to have a good understanding of what a CheckUser does. This can be read up on here on the page discussing CheckUser's Wikispecies:Checkusers. Links on this page will take you to other policy information on Meta, HowTo for our site etc.

I would also urge people to look at our own policy development and some past discussion on this can be found here: Wikispecies_talk:Local_policies#Local_CU_Policy.

Wikispecies has in the past had issues that has required the intervention that is supported by the ability to do a CheckUser. Many of us are aware of this. The capacity to do this ourselves greatly speeds up this process. Although SockPuppetry can sometimes be identified without using a CheckUser in order to do the necessary steps to stop it or even prevent it requires evidence. We all know that sockpupets can do significant damage.

This is an important step for Wikispecies. It is a clear demonstration we can run ourselves as a Wiki Project part of Wiki Media Foundation. When I and several others first discussed this we knew it would be difficult at the time to meet all the criteria. We have only now decided to try and get this feature included in Wikispecies. By doing this it can lead to other areas where Wikispecies can further develop its own policies. In some areas we have unique needs, different to the other Wiki's. It is timely we were able to develop all these policies.

Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Patrolling rights edit


Dear AfroBrazilian, You have been granted Patroller user rights, which may be granted to experienced Wikispecies users who have demonstrated an understanding of Wikispecies policies and guidelines.

The user right Patroller gives the user a right to have their page edits automatically marked as patrolled, but also to patrol new pages and mark them as patrolled. For more information, read Wikispecies:Patrollers.

  This user has Patroller rights on Wikispecies. (verify)

You may as Patroller use the Patroller user box on your user page. Copy and paste the following code on your user page:
{{User Patroller}}

Please consider carrying out daily patrols of new pages and edits made by users who are not autopatrolled. Here you can see the Patrol statistics for the last 7 days on specieswiki.

Dan Koehl (talk) 18:08, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! I guess I will do good work as patroller. :) AfroBrazilian (talk) 19:14, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Request for vote reg use of BASEPAGENAME edit

The previous discussions regarding if we should subst:ing BASEPAGENAME and change all [[BASEPAGENAME]] into [[susbt:BASEPAGENAME]] did not really reach a consensus.

Please vote here on the Village pump!

If you are not sure on your opinion, you can read and join the discussion about the claimed advantages and disadvantages of using BASEPAGENAME

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Wikispecies Oversighter edit

Wikispecies has no local Oversighter. Since I had the communitys confidence regarding the previous application for Checkusers rights, as per local Oversight policy on META, I hereby apply to get Oversighters user rights, as a request to the Wikispecies community.

Application is located at Requests for Comment.

Please also note that Oversighter actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Oversighters. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two oversighters, for mutual accountability. I don't want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for oversighters rights.

Dan Koehl through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Oversight nomination edit

Please refer to Wikispecies:Oversighters/Requests/Koavf for a second Oversight nomination. Note that we must have at least two Oversigthers in order for anyone to have these user rights. All feedback is welcome. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Kurosawa edit

Hello. Do you happen to know which "Kurosawa" is the author of Trachys falcatae Kurosawa, 1959, mentioned by you as a synonym of Trachys reitteri Obenberger, 1930? Is it Yoshihiko Kurosawa, or any other "Kurosawa"? It would be nice to have the taxon authority specified, but unfortunately I have no sources at hand. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:17, 17 May 2017 (UTC).Reply