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Consider adding Descriptions

I was going to use this for a project I'm working on when I noticed that it didn't give me descriptions of what each phyla, kingdom, domain was characterized by. I think we should consider adding that to every page or at least linking it with the Wikipedia page. I believe this would greatly improve WikiSpecies and help a lot of people Ducklan (talk) 16:33, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ducklan: Can you give an example of a phyla, kingdom or domain page that is not linked to Wikipedia? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:45, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Per my request, Ducklan made this: User:Ducklan/sandbox. @Ducklan:, this seems out of scope for Wikispecies, as this is not a place for encyclopedia articles, but just taxonomy. We try to link to Wikipedia via Wikidata and also using a vernacular names template. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:02, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For reference, the user also started this discussion at the English Wikipedia Teahouse: Consider Changing Wikispecies. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 01:42, 15 May 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]

─────── @Ducklan: Please note that Wikispecies is very different from the other sister sites at Wikimedia, especially in comparison to Wikipedia. While Wikipedia is a generally kept "all you can eat" encyclopaedia, Wikispecies is only a database for taxa, taxonomy, biological systematics, type repositories, and information about the authors and references needed to verify that data. Nothing else. In other words: Wikispecies always take on a much more scientific approach, while Wikipedia is more mainstream.

However, there are links to Wikipedia from almost all of our taxon pages. Have a look at the Vertebrata page, for example. To the left of that page you will find a section called "In Wikipedia" with links to no less than 142 different "Vertebrata" pages at the different language versions of Wikipedia, and the Wikipedia pages will most likely include the information you are enquiring. That's because Wikipedia is an encyclopedia (as Koavf points out above) – however that is not the case for Wikispecies. Here at Wikispecies we deal with taxonomy, nothing else. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:16, 15 May 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]

i didn't see the link thank you for telling me much appreciated
thank you Ducklan (talk) 20:55, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Request closed without action. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 06:14, 17 August 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]