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Lycaon 21:32, 23 April 2006 (UTC)Reply

Description sections edit

Hi there. I'm sorry, that wasn't very consequent, was it? The thing is, we don't put descriptions, weblinks etc. on the pages. Ideally there should be only taxonavigation, taxonomic information (name, author, holotype, synonmy), interwikis, vernacular names and an image. It is just about implementation actually. There should be one monolingual wikispecies with both interwikis (with existing links) and vernacular names (linked to other wikis as may be). A search on a vernacular name should then yield taxonomic information plus a link to the wikis in any language for which an article exists. Front pages to Wikispecies should also exist in all languages to explain scope and setup.
Now, I've moved all the descriptions to the discussion pages so that they are not 'lost' (sorry about the Araneomorphae, that's been rectified). That information is on hold for move to the English Wikipedia. Hope that explains. -- Lycaon 06:16, 24 April 2006 (UTC)Reply

Vernacular names vs Interwikis edit

I see you have changed some sections to Interwikis. Just so you know, I believe this has not been fully settled. See Help talk:Vernacular names section. Thanks, Open2universe 01:23, 24 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

Templates edit

Hi Totipotent, anything in particular you wanted to try with the templates? Maybe we can figure it out together? --Kempm 09:23, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

I was trying to get them listed on Category:Templates without messing the templates up... Totipotent 09:36, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply
Is there something wrong with Template:Aut now? --Kempm 09:39, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply
No... I think you did it! My mistake was adding the script on an additional line instead of inline with the template script, me thinks. Good job, Kempm! Happy New Year! Totipotent 09:43, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply
Yeah for some weird reason the noinclude tag has to be attached to the text of the template. I think you can hit enter after the first noinclude tag though. Happy new year to you also :) --Kempm 09:45, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

Search & Replace edit

Hi, I noticed your personal ToDo. I think those top lines can be done by User_talk:Harriv, who is running a bot a here. Leave him a message on his talk page. Unless you can think of exceptions. --Kempm 08:45, 3 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi! edit

Please see Wikispecies:Featured articles/Panthera tigris, Kempm's latest post. Cheers. Specify 16:23, 4 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Proposed Changes edit

Would you please give some feedback at wikispecies:Village Pump#Proposed changes from Henk_K? Thanks --Open2universe 23:56, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hello edit

Hey Totipotent, can you take a look at this? Cheers. Pikolas (talk) 00:56, 2 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

References format edit

well, differing ideas on format is something we really don't want to get in the way of progress, so, my advice would be to follow my format style if you are OK with that, and if not, you can format your edits your way, and we will have to live with a little bit of variation in format. The main thing is to put DOIs or other links (e.g. links to BHL) on references wherever you can find them ... Stho002 (talk) 06:02, 9 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

Your admin status edit

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on specieswiki, where you are an administrator. Since specieswiki does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.

We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Best regards, Rschen7754 17:53, 8 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for contacting me Rschen7754. I have posted my request to keep admin rights on Wikispecies:Village Pump. --Totipotent (talk) 08:41, 26 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Kathpalmeria edit

I am in process of handling reference disambiguations as I get to them. That a,b,c has always been the practice in cirriped articles. I checked out Lophobalanus baumi wardi and updated it. Kathpalmeria (?) wardi is original published name for that species. Zullo had named it same year he named Lophobalanus, but at that time, Kathpalmeria was the only barnacle with the distinctive folded shell plates known. Now there is an early Amphibalanus, other archaeobalanids, and tetraclitids with that feature. Also, the distinctive wall structure of Semibalanus is derived from that condition. Zullo and I were working on a manuscript revising some SE US archaeobalanids when he passed away. Now I am retired, and picked it back up. I had gotten some of the synonymy from the ms. I need to look further, because Kathpalmeria wardi may still be the valid present name. Vic had re-assigned it as a subspecies of L. baumi, but I can't see why. I plan to separate them as distinct species. I need to leave it alone about 1 week till I find out.

?Lepas elongata does seem to be superfluous. I shall delete it. Neferkheperre (talk) 19:48, 27 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Vote request edit

Hello, I’m Marius, an admin here at WS. I would like to ask you to contribute to an important ongoing vote which will practically decide the future of WS. As you probably know, the user Stho002, an admin, is forcefully endorsing his concept of the content and format of WS. His “system” includes a complex mesh of templates and links which is nowhere specified or written down, is not considered as a consensus, and is not easy or trivial to use, especially by newcomers. As my experience goes, when I save an edited page, Stho002 will delete or change it sooner or later, sometimes in a matter of seconds. This is no way of maintaining a healthy community. It is a lamentable fact that the aggressiveness by which Stho enforces his way deters many users and causes many newcomers leave this site.

The original WS help pages ([1], [2], [3]) contain a much simpler system, where the resulting taxa information is no less clear nor less detailed then Stho’s format, and which is being used successfully for years by experienced users as well as by novices.

If we decide that our current page format is outdated in need of improvement, we surely must make the change through collaboration and discussion. It is unacceptable that a single user will dictate his concept, however better-suited for our purposes he thinks it is.

We therefore have three options: (a) to make Stho002 system the official WS format; (b) to endorse the system specified in the help pages; (c) to devise a new system by mutual cooperation. After we reach an agreement, we’ll modify the help pages accordingly, resulting in a consistent way of doing things, without having to fight among ourselves, without having to resort to deleting and modifying each other’s work.

Therefore please read the discussion here and take a moment of your time and make your choice here. I think it is your obligation as an admin to participate in the vote. Thanks, Mariusm (talk) 08:59, 13 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Global account edit

Hi Totipotent! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, DerHexer (talk) 01:29, 17 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Patrol stats edit

Thanks to Cgt on danish Wp, we can now see statistics on patrolling: https://cgt.name/patrolstats/wikispecies.html MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:07, 10 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Third application for checkuser edit

Further to recent messages, I am also offering to serve, so that we have three checkuser operators, to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable. Please comment at Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Pigsonthewing. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:47, 28 January 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

De-adminship warning edit

Dear Totipotent. I am writing to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Wikispecies because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Wikispecies:Administrators/Inactivity Section within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Wikispecies:Administrators/Admin Review.

Thank you. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:21, 4 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

As per the Admin Review Policy a request to the Stewards has been made (here) to remove your admin user rights. Many thanks for the time you put into Wikispecies and we hope you may have time to continue in the future.
Stewards have removed your Admin rights. Many thanks for your contributions to Wikispecies, if you have time in the future you will be most welcome. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 01:40, 2 June 2017 (UTC)Reply