Doi and year of publication edit

Hello Andy. You recently created Template:Hadrava et al., 2019 but at least from here the doi seems to be dead? Also, are you sure about the year of publication? In any case the journal link is wrong: it should be linked to the Wikispecies page ISSN 1399-560X rather than to ISSN:1876-312X (an external site). Information about the article can be found at Brill:

I've added an alternative Hadrava et al. citation on the Blera page which perhaps may be changed into an alternative reference template and used instead, or added to your template which in that case should of course be renamed "Template:Hadrava et al., 2020". All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:41, 29 November 2022 (UTC).Reply

Mea culpa on the ISSN format, but the rest I simply copied from another user's in-line entry. I note that your linked page has "Volume 51 (2019): Issue 5 (Sep 2020)"; and uses the same DOI. Feel free to edit or rename the template as you see fit. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 00:17, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
I notified Brill of the DOI issue; they say "We will pass this information on to our DOI specialist. This will probably be fixed within a few days." Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:28, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. Then I'll wait a few days and take it from there. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:21, 2 December 2022 (UTC).Reply
@Pigsonthewing @Tommy Kronkvist: Hi, just to let you both know, the doi for this template is now resolved as of writing, and the publication date is ...more complicated it turns out. According to the actual article PDF (if you can access it), it states "Version of Record, published online 21 November 2019; published in print 5 September 2020". Weirdly though, the latter is stated to be the online publication date on Brill's website, with no mention of the other. This may be unimportant in the end though, as the publication date on the linked ZooBank record (here) is also 5 September 2020, so this is likely the correct publication date to use under the ICZN code I think, and therefore the publication year for this article should be considered 2020. (Though that is somewhat weird to me regardless, why was the ZooBank record set for the print date and not the electronic version? or is the PDF itself wrong somehow? I don't entirely get what's going on here.) Monster Iestyn (talk) 01:44, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Need a bit of help please edit

I tried to fix a lapsus in the name of Apis mellifera adansonii (it was listed as adaMsonii). Only when it was already too late I saw the 'Move' button which is what I should have used. Instead I edited the names on both the Apis mellifera and the subspecies pages instead, and when this did not have the desired effect I created a new page for A.m. adansonii. Now there is an invalid page for A.m. adamsonii dangling unconnected, plus I can not move the image from that page to the new one.

I now know how to do it correctly next time, but I will need some help cleaning up the mess I made this time, please. Sorry and thank you. Ongava (talk) 07:11, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ongava: I've sorted it all out: see Apis mellifera adansonii (and I've deleted the "Apis mellifera adamsonii" page). Thanks for noticing the incorrect spelling of the taxon name. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 07:41, 18 December 2022 (UTC).Reply
Hi Tommy, thanks indeed, much appreciated. I'm still learning :-) Ongava (talk) 07:53, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Ask for Pigs on the wing edit

Pigs on the wing, why did you delete my page and my user subpages? Why are they outside the scope of the project? On Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Meta-Wiki, Wikiversity, Wikispore and Wikiquote all my subpages have been accepted. Why on Wikispecies are you not accepting my page and my user subpages? Leonardo José Raimundo (talk) 16:02, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

For the reasons I gave on your talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:17, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
In regards to the user's statement above, please note that they are indefinitely blocked on Wikidata, Portuguese Wikipedia + Wikinews, and Spanish Wiktionary. They were blocked for the first time already in 2015, but the indef blocks all stems from 2020–2023. They've made a handful of new out of ambit edits since you deleted their 8 Wikispecies user page subpages in late January this year, however all of those edits were promptly deleted by Burmeister and myself. I've notified the user asking them not to post any more out of scope material.
Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:05, 11 April 2023 (UTC).Reply

Citation template changes edit

Hi Andy, in the Wikispecies roundtable at Wikimania you mentioned some changes that the citation template should get. Have these ever been publicly defined or discussed? I'm interested in taking a look... Azertus (talk) 14:47, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Azertus: Yes; see Wikispecies:Requests for Comment/Archive 3#Citation templates. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:23, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply