Nicrophorus Central update & server test

Derek Sikes dsikes at UCALGARY.CA
Fri Jun 25 10:35:13 CDT 2004

Dear Taxacomers,

I'm about to move and update my website "Nicrophorus Central" and
thought I'd solicit a little help.  I'd like to give the new server I'm
running it on some work to do - i.e. serve webpages to various folks,
to see how stable it is.

Also, because I'm about to make major changes to this site (which
hasn't been updated in a few years) I thought I'd ask for any ideas /
suggestions to improve the site.

The new (temporary) site address is:

For those who are unaware of this site - it's a portal to disseminate
information on the beetle subfamily Nicrophorinae (family Silphidae -
the carrion beetles). It has a literature database (needing to be
updated), a dynamic taxonomic catalog with images of type specimens, a
dynamic identification key, and various other elements, such as a
worker directory and bulletin board.

So even if you have no interest in beetles, and don't want to suggest
improvement ideas, you can still be a great help by simply clicking
that link to load the home page - if hundreds of you do it
simultaneously I can get a good idea of whether this server setup is



PS if you try to load the home page and it doesn't load that probably
means the server crashed!

Derek S. Sikes, Assistant Professor
Division of Zoology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

dsikes at

phone: 403-210-9819
FAX:  403-289-9311

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