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-- Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:55, 30 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Languages in Taxonavigation


Hello Lavalizard101, and thank you for your work. However, please note that the names of taxon ranks listed in the "Taxonavigation" sections should always be in Latin. Hence I have reverted two of your edits: this one, and this one. You can find more information regarding this issue in the Wikispecies Help files, more precisely here: Taxonavigation section: Multiples of a taxon. Best regards, and happy editing! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:27, 8 November 2016 (UTC).Reply

Request for vote reg use of BASEPAGENAME


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


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


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



Hello Lavalizard101. When possible, please also try to include verifiable sources to your many Theropoda related edits. Thank you, and happy editing! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:30, 18 May 2017 (UTC).Reply

Please also see this discussion at the Village Pump: Wrongly named (fossil) taxa pages. Thanks. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:59, 26 May 2017 (UTC).Reply



Hi! Tinodon bellus and lepidus are two different taxa, both described by same author. So both deverves the categorization for auhtor. Other synonyms are categorizated through WS. Regards Burmeister (talk) 14:26, 24 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Format of references


Hello again. When adding references and/or author names, please use the format specified in Help:Reference section. For example please use {{a|Author name}} rather than {{aut|[[Author name]]}} when there is an author page available. For information about what differs between the two author templates, please see {{A}} and {{Aut}}. Also, please separate different author names with commas, rather than semicolon, and add ISSN links to journal names, when available.

Please see this diff for an example of both of these matters. Thank you. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 08:48, 8 June 2017 (UTC).Reply

Also, when adding DOI links to references please use the {{Doi|DOI}} template, since the format you used here simply doesn't work. All of these matters are described on the Help:Taxonavigation section and Help:Reference section pages, and of course also on the actual template pages, linked above. Thank you. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:52, 10 June 2017 (UTC).Reply
The reason for using semicolons to separate different author names is that that was the format used on Wikipedia for those references so I did not know it was wrong so I apologize for that. Furthermore the reason for the above is because again the format used on Wikipedia was unclear and often lead to [1] and so I did not know of any other ways of adding references.Lavalizard101 (talk) 13:18, 12 June 2017 (UTC)Reply
I see. Well, read up on Help:Contents and its subsections and it should all be fairly clear. Our format is somewhat different than Wikipedias, but it isn't particularly difficult. :-) All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:57, 12 June 2017 (UTC).Reply
Hello, in relation to edits such as this, and some of your others, I think the example given in Help:Reference section would suggest no common or speechmarks; thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 22:50, 13 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

Pages incorrectly marked for deletion


You recently marked the pages Daemonosaurus chauliodus and Eodromaeus murphi as up for speedy deletion, with the remark that "genus it belongs to is monotypic and all this information is stated there". Please note that's the Wikipedia way of handling taxon pages: here at Wikispecies we don't do it like that. Here, every legitimate taxon should have their own taxon page, even if their parent taxon is monotypic. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:02, 27 June 2017 (UTC).Reply

"Taxa by author" categories


When creating categories for taxa named by authors, please note that those categories must include a "Taxa by author" category, preferably with "DEFAULTSORT" data as a parameter. Otherwise your newly created categories will not be listed in Category:Taxa by author, which is important. Before creating any new ones, please see Category:Eduard Daniel van Oort taxa as an example. Thank you. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:23, 27 June 2017 (UTC).Reply

...also, please note that the DEFAULTSORT "magic word" is used by the Wikimedia server software to decide how a page should be SORTED by DEFAULT (for instance in a category). Since we of course sort all author names alphabetically by surname, the surname should be listed first in the DEFAULTSORT data string (as in the "van Oort" example above). To clarify I made a small correction to the "Category:Mark A. Norell taxa" you've created. When instead sorting specific taxa (rather than author names) this is never an issue, since the "surname" (i.e. genus) is of course always added before the specific name anyway (i.e. of course "Genus species" rather than "species Genus".)
Another thing that can be good to know is that the DEFAULTSORT string shouldn't include any diacritics, umlauts or any other such characters. Again it's a server thing I guess, but there we are... In other words letters in DEFAULTSORT should only include a–z: not any carets, apostrophes, German ü, Swedish å, or such. As an example the DEFAULTSORT data for the Croatian entomologist Ana Previšić should read Previsic, Ana with common letters instead of the š and ć.
Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:26, 28 June 2017 (UTC).Reply