User talk:Dracaenaworldwide

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I have made a template from Damen et al. (2018) using standard WS formats - see on Dracaena braunii, as it will be used on multiple pages including the new combinations. Do you support bringing Sansevieria into Dracaena s.l.? There is a discussion here on the pump, but nobody is bothered! Andyboorman (talk) 14:48, 6 March 2019 (UTC)


I have made the page Dracaena viridiflora for you to follow in order that you can add data to the pages you have made, which are just images at the moment. It will give you an idea of how we do things here, which is different to WP, WD and Commons. Happy editing! Andyboorman (talk) 09:12, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

@Andyboorman I have been so stupid to write my name as Theodorus Hendrikus Johannus Damen it should have been Theodorus Hendrikus Johannes Damen, How can I change that? Thanks Dracaenaworldwide (talk) 18:40, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrolled rights[edit]

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Pleomele halapepe[edit]

Suggest that you contact WCSP and IPNI as it looks like Dracaena halapepe is an autocorrect given the above basionym. Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 16:48, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

@Andyboorman: I will do that and hope that Govaerts follow this.
WCSP will if IPNI does. I recently contacted the later over Crocodilium and they changed in a couple of days. Also use signature to sign off and {{Ping}} to contact. Andyboorman (talk) 17:18, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Andyboorman: Thanks! Dracaenaworldwide (talk) 17:21, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Andyboorman: Govaerts of WCSP is fast! He corrected it. I also asked MO and IPNI so they all follow. Thanks! Dracaenaworldwide (talk) 11:47, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Quiet Friday at work! Andyboorman (talk) 12:20, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Author templates and references.[edit]

Hello Dracaenaworldwide. When adding author templates, please consider using the full name of author pages in the links. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Within the field of botany author abbreviations are standardized and every abbreviation is unique to a specific author – or at least they are supposed to be... In zoology this is not the case, and there may therefore be many, many authors sharing the same author abbreviation. As a result an author template like for example {{a|Baker}} will not lead to the page about the botanist John Gilbert Baker (even though his author abbreviation is indeed "Baker"). Instead it will link to a disambiguation page listing all authors named "Baker". Hence, the correct way to point to the page about John Gilbert Baker using an author template is like this: {{a|John Gilbert Baker|Baker}} which will link to the specific John Gilbert Baker page but be rendered onscreen as Baker.
  2. Since Wikispecies' primary scope of interest is biological nomenclature and taxonomy, taxon names takes precedence over author names. As a result an author template like for example {{a|Bos}} will not link to the page about the Dutch botanist Jan Just Bos (even though his author abbreviation is "Bos"). Instead it will link to a page about the Bos genus (i.e. bovine mammals, including domestic cattle). As with the Baker case, the correct way of linking to the author is {{a|Jan Just Bos|Bos}}
    The same is true for scientific journals, and this is the reason why we use ISSN for journal page links, rather than the actual journal names. For example we write ''[[ISSN 0367-5734|Hedwigia]]'' in order to link to the scientific journal named Hedwigia, since the "plain name" link is reserved for the plant genus Hedwigia.

As always: if you have any questions about this or other matters, feel free to ask on my user talk page or at the Village Pump. Thank you for your many and very welcome contributions! Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist, 22:02, 30 March 2019 (UTC).