[Taxacom] Systema Dipterorum = closed down

Kim van der Linde kim at kimvdlinde.com
Thu Feb 16 21:39:11 CST 2012


Just give me a GB estimate. 500 hits per month is nothing. I probably 
can host this for 30 dollars a year. I think that could be covered with 
just a few small donations..... (12 * 2.50)

Kim

On 2/16/2012 10:28 PM, Neal Evenhuis wrote:
> Based on the Google Analytics screen shot that is posted in Fly Times for 2 months worth of hits after its initial launch (August 2010), it looks like about 500 site visits per month (probably more since then):
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> http://www.nadsdiptera.org/News/FlyTimes/issue45.pdf
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> Copenhagen (Zoologisk Museum) is hosting the search interface and a copy of the database, so maybe Thomas Pape can chime in on how to keep this going without losing a rich and unparalleled source of data.
>
> -Neal
>
> On 2/16/12 5:14 PM, "Kim van der Linde"<kim at kimvdlinde.com<mailto:kim at kimvdlinde.com>>  scribbled the following tidbit:
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> Chris,
>
> How much is the data traffic per month?
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> Kim
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> 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<mailto:coddingtonj at si.edu>) and Bob Robinson (robinsonb at si.edu<mailto:robinsonb at si.edu>).
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> Sincerely,
>
> Chris
>
> from home
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