FW: unique numbers for species

Derek Sikes dss95002 at UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU
Thu Oct 11 12:06:32 CDT 2001


Barry wrote:
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> At 11:32 AM -0400 10/11/01, Derek Sikes wrote:
>> ...If we could assign arbitrary, unique numbers to every original combination
> ... We can dream, can't we?
>
> This brings us to the notion of registering new names, at which time a
> unique identifier could be attached.  Of course, this concept has been so
> far rejected by the community. - Barry
>

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the registration idea was rejected because it
required registration & the assignment of a number as part of the criteria
for valid publication, no?

Derek
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