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I know it is a little belated, but welcome. I see that you are starting to create new entries. I will understand if some of the articles are still being worked on. When I look at Campylognathoididae I see that you have included all species and genera on the same page. Would you please split them into separate pages? Thanks. Open2universe 13:22, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Evolution chartEdit

I tried to make some edits to the human evolution graphic chart on en.wikipedia, but it doubles up some words. Can you help me out? - user:UtherSRG (talk) 12:49, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


please stop adding content without proper taxonavigation. thanks Lycaon 15:30, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

If you are suggesting that no content is better than incomplete content, that is in disagreement with the Wiki phylosophy. Wikis are supposed to collaborative, and if you know the taxonavigation and feel so inclined, please add them to the articles. Thank you. —Mike 15:36, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
Just copy relevant taxonavigation from the previous taxonomic level. Incomplete content (in casu without taxonavigation) is indeed undesirable and better than no content as Wikispecies is all about taxonomy. To facilitate input, you are welcome to use a small Excel-file, I developed, that makes it easier to enter multiple taxa. It can be found here: taxa.xls. Lycaon 15:43, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

I will ask you again: Please stop adding content without taxonavigation. Lycaon 16:09, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

I heard you the first time. So go take a chill pill, dude. —Mike 16:11, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Standard formatting please!Edit

Wikispecies is a wiki with very strict formatting rules. We understand that people won't use these rules directly when they get involved, but we believe they should be able to function here and use the rules. People who don't are actually uncollaborative and may be stopped from editing. Therefore, you should always use the standard template. As you said yourself, collaboration is part of the Wiki philosophy. So do collaborate. Please. Ucucha (talk) 16:43, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

And so I am collaborating by adding content. If you would like to collaborate by adding the taxonavigation, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you. —Mike 23:45, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Wiktionary linksEdit

Hi Mike, and thank you for your contributions! I noticed that you recently added a Wiktionary link to a Wikispecies' taxon page. Not that this is outrageously wrong or anything, but please be aware that such links are generally unrecommended. The reason is that they very seldom (or ever...) add anything of value in terms of taxonomy or biological nomenclature, i.e. the core scopes of the Wikispecies project. Simply put, regardless of the fact that etymology etc. may of course be very interesting as such (at least I think so, being a big fan of linguistics!) it doesn't add any real information in regards to the nomenclature of the taxa. This is also why Wiktionary pages dealing with the scientific names of taxa are rarely linked to their respective Wikidata counterparts (for example see Q15530684 for Eulalia) even though the equivalent Wikipedia etc. pages are linked to Wikidata (since they do include data about taxonomy: again, please see the Eulalia WD item for references). In analogy with this Wikidata automatically adds any and all relevant links to Wikipedia pages to the proper Wikispecies pages (see the left-hand submenu labelled "In Wikipedia" on any taxon page), whereas Wiktionary pages are not added at all. I've hence removed the Wiktionary link from the Eulalia page. If you have any questions about this or other Wikispecies matters, please do not hesitate to ask! I will be happy to try and help out. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 01:45, 5 April 2019 (UTC).