Wikiwix search engine
I just noticed Wikiwix search engine was avaiable on species, but with the wrong Url, in Common.js, it should be:
selectBox.appendChild(createOption('Wikiwix', 'http://en.wikiwix.com/', 'action', 'disp', 'species'));
instead of the current:
selectBox.appendChild(createOption('Wikiwix', 'http://www.wikiwix.com/', 'action', 'lang', 'en'));
ending up giving en.wikipedia results instead of species one. Could you fix that? Guillaumito 16:26, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
My continued ability to contribute to Wikispecies depends crucially on being able to protect just one page, called 'New Zealand', which is a faunistic page with links to (unprotected) pages on New Zealand taxa. My "friend" Lycaon keeps unprotecting it! I believe that such faunistic pages are well within the spirit and ideology of Wikispecies, and perhaps a new category ought to be created to accommodate them. However, I need to protect my New Zealand page for the following reasons: (1) in line with the Wikispecies philosophy, I am contributing this information for free, and there are potential conflicts of interest with other people/institutions here in N.Z. who are trying to extract as much funding as possible for similar projects; (2) if the page is open edit, it could very easily deteriorate into chaos, as what is needed is a single consistent view on the fauna. The classification isn't totally "objective", so other people may try to impose their own conflicting opinions and the result could be chaotic. Can the beauracrats please have a vote on this? Regrettably, if I cannot protect this one single page, I will have to leave Wikispecies...
Stho002 21:19, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
PS: Other editors can still create their own versions of my 'New Zealand' page, expressing their own opinions, and they can give the pages disambiguated names, e.g. New Zealand, and link them to the appropriate taxa pages independently of me. Hence I am not trying to prevent alternative opinions, I am just trying to prevent alternative opinions from making my page into an unusable mess of conflicting opinions.
Stho002 22:43, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Request for comment
There is presently a discussion on the use of daggers to denote extinct taxa. This will affect a large portion of the pages in wikispecies as the project grows so if possible please read the contributions so far and comment. Thanks --Kevmin 07:00, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Wikispecies for "species" or taxa?
I have just started to contribute to the Wikispecies. I mainly write for the Swedish Wikipedia, but thought I could help here as well. Just a questions (among many in my head). Is Wikispecies trying to present a consensus or accepted taxa or all taxa? I ask because I don't know what to do with synonyms, should I make "pages" for them and redirect to presently accepted taxa? Or maybe create pages that are lists of published name with directions to currently accepted names, however these lists could easily be less than up to date. So have there been any discussions about this I should read about? Epibase 12:40, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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