User talk:Begonial

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Hello... Talk to me, I'm listening. --Begonial 20:16, 6 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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By all means please correct the Begonia information. I got the information from Germplasm Resources Information Network and I could easily have transcribed something incorrectly or they might not have up to date information. I do have one caveat for you. This site tries to keep the amount of prose to a minimum because not all users speak English. If you have a lot of information to share about begonias I would suggest you also work on Wikipedia and contribute to the begonia information there. Again, welcome. Open2universe 00:27, 7 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moving/deleting articles[edit]

see Talk:Begonia setulosopeltata Open2universe 19:21, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't worry about it. I don't think the history is worth saving. Open2universe 20:00, 9 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image on commons[edit]

Hello, thanks for all the work on begonias. I know you were left a message on commons, but I thought I would try here also. Apparently when you uploaded B._jairii.jpg you did not mark it with a license type. It has therefore been marked for deletion. Here is a link to the various options Commons:Commons:First_steps/License_selection. Open2universe 13:46, 3 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unknown Begonias[edit]

Hi. Could you please identify these begonias for me? So that I can upload them to commons. Thanks Lycaon 12:31, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have never seen a species of Begonia with a flower like that. The only species I know that has a flower with an acute apex on the tepal is Begonia boliviensis, but as you can see in this picture [1] those tepals are glabrous. I have submitted your query to YahooGroups/Begonias, an online discussion of things Begonia and will report back if they have any ideas. Begonial 13:02, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe it is not a Begonia at all!! I'm not so familiar with the possible flower morphology. It was the leaves that made me think it was one. Lycaon 14:03, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My sources say it is most likely a Gesneriad. See this link: [2] Begonial 19:58, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the tips. It IS a Gesneriad, namely Alloplectus cristatus. You've got good sources. Lycaon 22:09, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Formatting tips[edit]

When you create new pages, "__NOTOC__" is not needed since the template at the top of all the taxonavigation hierarchies ( {{Main Page}} ) already has it. Also, the colon indenting has been dropped from the latest format. See my update to Begonia sublongipes for example. --Georgeryp 05:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your help. Should I go back and clean up my previous entries? Begonial 12:22, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wouldn't bother. Hopefully, someday soon, I'll finish writing a formatting bot that will automatically update such pages. --Georgeryp 09:30, 8 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Using templates[edit]

This is a reply to your comments on Talk:Platycentrum: I'm assuming what you mean by the "multibracketed integers" is what you see here: Template:Sp? I'd just ignore that raw "sp" template code and follow the examples on this Template page. To make it easier to convert from the old, non-templated species format to the new format, I "recorded" a macro (i.e. no programming was required) with a word processor called TextPad. For each page, I copy the old text into TextPad, run the macro, and paste the formatted text back into Wikispecies. I guess the same could be done with MS Word or Excel macros - this saves a lot of repetitive typing and formatting. Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any questions on my talk page. --Georgeryp 00:02, 13 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]