[Taxacom] Systema Dipterorum = closed down

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Feb 16 21:14:03 CST 2012


Chris,

How much is the data traffic per month?

Kim





On 2/16/2012 10:05 PM, Chris Thompson wrote:
> Whether any one care or not,
>
> the Systema Dipterorum  (www.diptera.org) online database to names of flies
> has been closed down.
>
> This database which has had various names over the years as I have migrated
> from different jobs but never really has been supported to provide
> information about fly names is finally being retired as I have been kicked
> out by Bob Robinson of Smithsonian of my last home after almost a half
> century of what I thought was a useful and productive association.
>
> However, this has a positive aspect. Clearly the Smithsonian has decided
> Diptera names and associated information has no value to the public. Whether
> that is true or not now can be determined. So, if you feel Systema
> Dipterorum was useful, complain! The key players are Jon Coddington
> (coddingtonj at si.edu) and Bob Robinson (robinsonb at si.edu).
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Chris
>
> from home
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