[Taxacom] iSpecies

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Jan 26 15:18:51 CST 2016

On 26 January 2016 at 20:26, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

> The only way that this sort of thing is ever going to get beyond the stage of "garbage in, garbage out" is by allowing free and unrestricted (but moderated in case of spam) annotation. So, for example, with my "obscure moth", I might add a short note saying "this is an Australian species which is introduced in N.Z., and the only records currently diplayed on the map are mine from around Auckland". I might also give a link to more and better information (e.g. http://naturewatch.org.nz/listed_taxa/5234742)

If, as I have suggested to Rod in private email, he includes material
from (or links to) Wikipedia and Wikidata, the less-anecdotal,
sourced,  facts can be added to the former. [As It is, I did so
earlier today, for the species in question, and have just added your
new source as a citation].

Andy Mabbett

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