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Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:13, 4 November 2015 (UTC).Reply[reply]


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Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:45, 6 November 2015 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Our preferred format[edit]

Hello, thanks for your contribution to WS. I would like to advise you on our preferred format of species pages.

Instead of writing:

* ''{{BASEPAGENAME}}'' ({{auth|R.W.|Strandtmann}}, 1967)
** Original combination: ''Tydeus setsukoae''
** Primary type: holotype
*** Fixation: designated
*** Description: female
*** Repository: [[Holotype|BPBM]] 7063
*** Type locality: North Victoria Land, Possession Island (Antarctica)
** Transferred to ''[[Aesthetydeus]]'' by {{aut|André}} (1980: 106)

It is preferrable to write:

''{{BASEPAGENAME}}'' ({{auth|R.W.|Strandtmann}}, 1967)

* Type locality: North Victoria Land, Possession Island (Antarctica).

* Holotype: [[BPBM]] 7063, ♀.

* ''Tydeus setsukoae'' {{auth|R.W.|Strandtmann}}, 1967
* ''Aesthetydeus setsukoae'' {{aut|André}} (1980: 106)

Thank you very much, and if you've any questions please contact me. Mariusm (talk) 13:25, 10 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


We all notice under ==References == and not

Primary references[edit]

  • André, H.M. 1979 (1978). A generic revision of the family Tydeidae (Acari: Actinedida) I. Introduction, paradigms and general classification. Annals Soc. r. Zool. Belg., 108(3-4): 189-208.

References cited[edit]

  • André, H.M. 1984. Redefinition of the Iolinidae (Acari: Actinedida), with a discussion of their familial and superfamilial status. In: Griffiths, D. A. & Bowman, C. E. (Eds), Acarology VI, vol. 1, Ellis Horwool Publishers, Chichester: 180-185.
  • André, H.M. & Fain, A. 2000. Phylogeny, ontogeny and adaptive radiation in the superfamily Tydeoidea (Acari: Actinedida), with a reappraisal of morphological characters. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 130(3): 405-448.
  • André, H.M. & Uusitalo, M. 2006 (2005). The genus Coccalicus Willmann, 1952 belongs to the family Iolinidae (Acari: Tydeoidea). Acarologia, 66: 29-35.
  • Pritchard, A.E. 1956. A new superfamily of trombidiform mites with the description of a new family, genus and species (Acarina: Iolinoidea: Iolinidae: Iolina nana). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 49(3): 204-206.

Selected references[edit]

See Pronematinae.

Thanks PeterR (talk) 16:10, 11 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tydeus goetzi[edit]


I have done some improvements by Tydeus goetzi. You have to make an author template(s). If you don't know how tho make these you can ask for an example. PeterR (talk) 11:59, 14 November 2015 (UTC). Because I don't get a reaction from you I have made the author templates. From now on you can work after the example Tydeus goetzi PeterR (talk) 13:06, 14 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Make your work more easy[edit]

Hello, we have a template scheme here down to the genus level. A template (written between {{ }}) just replaces a chunk of text.

So instead of writing for Pseudotriophtydeus:

Familia: [[Triophtydeidae]]<br />
Subfamilia: [[Edbakerellinae]]<br />
Genus: '''''{{BASEPAGENAME}}'''''<br />

Please make the following templates:

Template: Edbakerellinae

Subfamilia: [[Edbakerellinae]]<br />

Template: Pseudotriophtydeus

Genus: [[Pseudotriophtydeus]]<br />

These templates need to be created only once (if they do not exist already), and they are valid for all the species of Pseudotriophtydeus. Then instead of writing the first 3 lines you can just write:


Thanks for your work, Mariusm (talk) 06:35, 15 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion in the Village Pump[edit]

Hello, Hmandre,
I'd like to invite you to participate in this discussion:

Thanks for your attention! --Murma174 (talk) 07:30, 24 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trying to communicate with you[edit]

Hello Andre. I just want to communicate to you a few things. Please, can you tell me if you read this? Please type "YES" here below if you did. I would appreciate your cooperation. Mariusm (talk) 09:51, 26 November 2015 (UTC) yesReply[reply]

Oh, Great André, I got your "Yes"!! Now I know you're reading what I write to you!

I wanted to show you how to begin a species page. For example in the template: Namibacarus

you wrote:


But the correct template would be:

Genus: ''[[Namibacarus]]''<br />

Because {{Suidasiidae}} contains already all the hierarchy information from Animalia down to Suidasiidae. Now whenever you type {{Namibacarus}} you'll get all the hierarchy from Animalia down to Namibacarus. Do you undestand this? Can you please answer me here if you do? Mariusm (talk) 11:04, 26 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Namibacarus sabulosus[edit]


I have update Namibacarus sabulosus for you after all agreements. Only you have to make a template for the authors. If you need help, you can find me PeterR (talk) 12:37, 26 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I shall make an author template for you PeterR (talk) 13:10, 26 November 2015 (UTC) Sorry for my english.Reply[reply]
I have make complete now for you Namibacarus and Namibacarus sabulosus. If you have questions I like to explain it to you. PeterR (talk) 13:26, 26 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answers to your questions[edit]

(1) To answer the poll simply click Wikispecies:Village_Pump#Lemma:_Genus_(Subgenus)_species then click on the button near "Support", "Oppose" or "Neutral". You'll need to sign your name like this: ~~~~

(2) What you've done with Astrida caprimulgi is OK. Mariusm (talk) 11:34, 30 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Starting a page[edit]


Please start every taxon page with ==Taxonavigation== PeterR (talk) 11:43, 30 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I have you frienly asked to start every taxon page with ==Taxonavigation==. Why don't you do it. PeterR (talk) 14:49, 7 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Hmandre, you created both. Which one is it? --Succu (talk) 21:21, 29 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good job ! Many thanks -- Corrected

Author templates[edit]

Hello Hmandre.

Please read the page Help:Reference section in order to understand Wikispecies' preferred format for author names. Thank you. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:23, 11 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

OK. Page read. Thanks for your help. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hmandre (talkcontribs) 16:43, 11 September 2016‎.
As stated on Help:Reference section the preferred format uses the {{A}} and {{Aut}} templates for author names. Please do not remove them. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:50, 11 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]
OK. Best regards. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hmandre (talkcontribs) 17:53, 11 September 2016‎‎.

───────────────────────── Again, please stop removing {{A}} and {{Aut}} author templates from author names. Check out Template:A and Template:Aut for information about how they should be used. Note that using standard wiki links for author names is not the correct way of linking author names!

  In other words, this is wrong: [[Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaues]]
style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes  This is right: {{a|Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaues}}

Also, please read Help: Reference section #Reference Subsections regarding the Wikispecies community's agreed format for reference subsection headlines. We do not use "References cited" or "Selected references" as headings. The Wikispecies community voted on the matter in November 2015. The discussion and results of the poll can be seen here: Organizing references.

Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 05:12, 13 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

OK, if primary references include all nomenclatural acts: original description, synonyms, comb. nov., type assignment, revisions (real revisions, not catalogs) etc. This implies (in my case) that I move most references from "References cited" to "Primary references". I just leave in "Additionnal references" references pertaining to distribution... (an exemple is given by Apotriophtydeus erebus, the single reference in "Additionnal references" is the paper by Sømme, all the other references are grouped under the heading "Primary references". Do I well understand? Many thanks for your help. Hmandre 06:49, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Tommy,
I follow your suggestions. Could you check the page Apotriophtydeus_wilkesi to ensure it conforms to the format of the site.
Sorry for the author template. I was disturbed by the use of the word "template". In French, I would speak of "graphie" but, apparently, this word does not exist in English. Best regards and many thanks fou your help. Hmandre 10:18, 13 September 2016 (UTC) (Edit moved from User talk:Tommy Kronkvist.)Reply[reply]
Hello Henri.
  • Apotriophtydeus erebus : Yes, exactly like the reference sections in that page. The references there are very good. However, on that same page you link the wilkesi part of the synonym Tydeus wilkesi to the taxon page for Apotriophtydeus wilkesi. This is incorrect. Even if it is a synonym today and applies to the same taxon, Tydeus wilkesi it is not the same name as Apotriophtydeus wilkesi. Hence it should be linked to its own page Tydeus wilkesi, and nothing else. I have now corrected this (although sometimes we don't bother to link to synonyms at all, or link to a redirect page).
  • Apotriophtydeus wilkesi : Yes this page is good, except you did the same thing here: linking the synonym Tydeus erebus to Apotriophtydeus erebus. I have now corrected that as well, and it links to Tydeus erebus.
  • Templates: The correct French term for "template" would be modèle. You can read more about templates on the French Wikipedia: Aide:Modèle.
Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:45, 13 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]
P.-S. Please note that most templates are specific for their respective wiki projects. For instance, most of the templates that are used on French Wikipedia can not be used in Wikispecies. Also, in some cases templates exists on Wikispecies only to make Wikispecies more compatible with the other wikis. That does not mean that they should be used here, if it can be avoided. For instance, the template Modèle:Taxobox used in French Wikipedia is duplicated (more or less…) as Template:Taxobox here on Wikispecies, but it should not be used. We only have it if someone would copy the wiki code from a taxon page on another wiki, but as a rule we prefer our own system, using ==Taxonavigation== and such. One of the reasons for not using the Taxobox template is that it includes a lot of parameters that are out of scope of the Wikispecies project, such as stratigraphic ranges for fossils, range maps, hybrids, etc. That data might be relevant on Wikipedia, but does not have enough "taxonomical weight" to be relevant for the Wikispecies project. –All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:12, 13 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Hello Tommy,

Many thanks for your help and your corrections. I quite appreciate the link to Tydeus wilkesi and the logo on the page. My own database on Tydeoidea contained ca 800 names, useless to say that they could keep me busy for the rest of 2016. Best regards .Hmandre (talk) 16:42, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are welcome, Henri. As I'm both admin and bureaucrat I'm not only here to make edits, but also to help! Feel free to bring forward any future questions you might have to my talk page. Also, you might actually sometimes get some help from the edit summaries as well. Many users only write very short and incomplete edit summaries – or in the worst case none at all. Contrary to that I (and other users!) frequently write quite thorough edit summaries, telling what we did in a fairly complete manner. The reason, first of all, is to be explicit regarding what changes we've made, but also that the edit summaries can be helpful to other users when learning how Wikispecies works. For instance, take a look at the revision history for Apotriophtydeus erebus. My edit summary there reads "Corrected name of genus in 'Name' section. Corrected wiki link to synonym page. Added author templates. Removed superfluous wiki link." This makes it easy to see what was missed in the edit before that one. The actual edits made can then be seen in the so called "diff" pages, in that case found here.
The edit summaries can be found by clicking the "View history" link next to the "Edit" link in the upper right on every page. The "diffs" can then be generated from any such history page. Simply click the radio buttons next to two of the edit revisions on any history page, and then click the "Compare selected revisions" button. This will render a "diff" page, showing all the differences made between the two chosen revisions. Happy editing! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:26, 13 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Image templates[edit]

Brachytydeus formosus
Antoine Louis Dugès

When using the {{Image}} template, there is no need to add a caption, as you did here. The reason for this is that the {{Image}} template always and automatically adds the page title as a caption (in this case "Brachytydeus formosus"), and then automatically also adds italics to it. Hence, instead of writing

{{Image|Yellow mite (Tydeidae), Lorryia formosa.jpg|''Brachytydeus formosus''}}

it is enough to simply write

{{Image|Yellow mite (Tydeidae), Lorryia formosa.jpg}}   (see example to the right)

As you know, italics should only be used for genera + species names, and names of publications. In some cases we don't want the caption to be shown using italics, for instance when adding pictures for taxa of family ranks or higher, or pictures of authors. In those cases we can add a caption of our own, but without the '' '' code snippets that is otherwised used to add italics:

{{Image|Antoine Duges 1797-1838.jpg|Antoine Louis Dugès}}   (see example to the right)

Of course, we can also neglect to use the {{Image}} template altogether, and instead use standard wiki code:

[[File:Yellow mite (Tydeidae), Lorryia formosa.jpg|thumb|''Brachytydeus formosus'']]
[[File:Antoine Duges 1797-1838.jpg|thumb|Antoine Louis Dugès]]

That will render the same result as the {{Image}} template but the code strings are of course a bit longer, since we need to add the "thumb" parameter. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 19:15, 13 September 2016 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Hi Hmandre, please merge this pages. Thanks. --Succu (talk) 06:48, 12 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Join discussions[edit]

At the water pump is presently discussed two topics;

1.) is to follow a previous consensus and change all [[BASEPAGENAME]] into [[susbt:BASEPAGENAME]], something which already has started.

2.) is what to do with the Category: <<taxon name>> (<<any country>>) files created by Stephen Thorpe. Some 5 000 have so far been moved together at Candidates for speedy deletion, but concearn has been objected, that some of those files may be useful, in all, or that parts should be transfered somewhere, before a major mass delete. Please join the discussion at pump and take part in shaping a consensus.

Best regards, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:48, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Application for Checkuser[edit]

Referring to earlier discussions regarding a local Checkuser policy, I herebye apply to get Checkuser user rights, although we havnt reached a consensus reg Checkuser policy, but I want to give it a try if I can get the required votes. For a request to succeed a minimum of 25 support votes and an 80% positive vote are required (subject to the normal bureaucrat discretion). Requests for checkuser run for two weeks, and I ask kindly that somone starts the poll, like we do for adminship applications.

Please also note that CheckUser actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Checkusers. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two checkusers, for mutual accountability. I dont want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for checkuser.

My request to the Wikispecies community is here

Dan Koehl (talk) 01:40, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another application for Check User[edit]

As pointed out above by User:Dan Koehl, we need at least two Check Users for this wiki. I am nominating myself and would be happy to receive any feedback that you have to give (positive, negative, or neutral). Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Koavf. Thanks. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:08, 28 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Additional Checkuser Application[edit]

I also have added my name to those willing to be a checkuser. Please see my application here Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Faendalimas. I listed this yeasterday but have been encouraged to do a mass mail. I would also take the opportunity to make sure everyone knows that any editor can vote but that it is imperative that as many do as possible, for all 4 of the current applicants, please have your say. Checkuser voting has strict policy rules regarding number of votes. You will have other messages from the other Users concerned you can also read about it in the discussion on the Village Pump - Wikispecies:Village_Pump#Application_for_Checkuser. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:53, 29 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Standing for role of checkUser[edit]

Like some of our colleagues (who I support), I am offering to serve as a checkuser, not least to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable.

Please comment at Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Pigsonthewing.

[Apologies if you receive a duplicate notification; I wasn't aware of Wikispecies:Mail list/active users, and sent my original notification to the list of administrators instead.] MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 1 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC on Checkusers[edit]

With one week to go I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of voting on the current CheckUser applications. They can all be found together on a single RFC: Wikispecies:Requests_for_Comment#Checkusers.

It is extremely important with votes such as this for everyone to be involved. There are strict rules in the Wikimedia Foundation Policy guidelines on these votes. I would urge people to have a good understanding of what a CheckUser does. This can be read up on here on the page discussing CheckUser's Wikispecies:Checkusers. Links on this page will take you to other policy information on Meta, HowTo for our site etc.

I would also urge people to look at our own policy development and some past discussion on this can be found here: Wikispecies_talk:Local_policies#Local_CU_Policy.

Wikispecies has in the past had issues that has required the intervention that is supported by the ability to do a CheckUser. Many of us are aware of this. The capacity to do this ourselves greatly speeds up this process. Although SockPuppetry can sometimes be identified without using a CheckUser in order to do the necessary steps to stop it or even prevent it requires evidence. We all know that sockpupets can do significant damage.

This is an important step for Wikispecies. It is a clear demonstration we can run ourselves as a Wiki Project part of Wiki Media Foundation. When I and several others first discussed this we knew it would be difficult at the time to meet all the criteria. We have only now decided to try and get this feature included in Wikispecies. By doing this it can lead to other areas where Wikispecies can further develop its own policies. In some areas we have unique needs, different to the other Wiki's. It is timely we were able to develop all these policies.

Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for vote reg use of BASEPAGENAME[edit]

The previous discussions regarding if we should subst:ing BASEPAGENAME and change all [[BASEPAGENAME]] into [[susbt:BASEPAGENAME]] did not really reach a consensus.

Please vote here on the Village pump!

If you are not sure on your opinion, you can read and join the discussion about the claimed advantages and disadvantages of using BASEPAGENAME

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikispecies Oversighter[edit]

Wikispecies has no local Oversighter. Since I had the communitys confidence regarding the previous application for Checkusers rights, as per local Oversight policy on META, I hereby apply to get Oversighters user rights, as a request to the Wikispecies community.

Application is located at Requests for Comment.

Please also note that Oversighter actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Oversighters. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two oversighters, for mutual accountability. I don't want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for oversighters rights.

Dan Koehl through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oversight nomination[edit]

Please refer to Wikispecies:Oversighters/Requests/Koavf for a second Oversight nomination. Note that we must have at least two Oversigthers in order for anyone to have these user rights. All feedback is welcome. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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