User talk:Koavf

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CoF template URL update[edit]

I have updated Template:CoF to fix the URLs, all template links are now working properly again. Thanks for working on this although it took me a while to notice due to inactivity. Hopefully this will be useful to all. Thanks for your work. Koumz (talk) 18:21, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

@Koumz: Thank you for doing all the real work. Here's to cataloging fish in 2015. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:35, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
The problem is actually a little bigger than that even, as it affects all CAS links and not just the fishes ones, but I will come at least briefly out of my semi-retirement to fire up AWB and fix them. Koumz (talk) 19:40, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Great! I more or less exclusively create and/or edit ichthyology related articles, so this is very good news. Applause! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 19:45, 26 December 2014 (UTC).

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Thanks a lof for using your patroller user right and doing some patrolling! Please inform me if you experienced any difficaulties, or if you have any questions.

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Dan Koehl (talk) 13:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Lectotype images for Homo sapiens sapiens[edit]

  • Someone with greater wiki technical and legal skills than myself either needs to contact Uppsala University for permission to upload to Wikimedia Commons, or upload a copy of the JPG directly to Wikipedia/Wikispecies as a fair use of the copyrighted image. Nicole Sharp (talk) 04:42, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
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    • @Nicole Sharp: I have actually tried to make a mosaic picture of humans before which shows different skin tones, ages, sexes, etc. because that would be a good representation of how humans look rather than choosing a single human image. Your point is a good one. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:44, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
      • My personal opinion is that it would be impossible to find a single phenotypic image for which all humans would agree upon to represent themselves as a species. Even the famous Pioneer plaques sent to represent the human species to extraterrestrials had human genitalia censored by NASA. From a biotaxonomic perspective however, it is difficult to disagree with the historical contributions of Carl von Linné to the field, despite being a white (cishetero) European and perhaps not the best representative of human diversity. His spouse however would arguably make a better historical lectotype than him, since females are more common within the species. With female and male being the most common sexes present in the species, accounting for about 99% of the population, it would be good to have images of both Carl and Sara von Linné, and not the just the male of the couple. Nicole Sharp (talk) 05:00, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
        • @Nicole Sharp: Sure but having a variety of faces and body types would be even better, since humans have variation amongst them. I'm not sure how or why Linneaus' sexual orientation is relevant (in fact, how do you even know it...?) since that isn't something that is displayed in a picture, but many common differences in traits can be observed with a mosaic of images made up of many types of humans. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:24, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
          • (Typo for parenthetical subimportance corrected above.) I was just expressing the number of sociological privileges that von Linné enjoyed to enter such a prestigious position in the biological sciences. I agree that an image attempting to express human biogenetic diversity would be best, but I think it would be impossible to do practically. I think using the established human lectotype of von Linné is an acceptable compromise due to his historical importance to biological taxonomy. I am only arguing that an image of his spouse should also be added as a human paralectotype so that the numerical-majority female sex can be represented. Of course, sex and sexuality of historical figures is notoriously difficult to know. For all we know, one or both of the von Linnés could have been intersex, since human intersexuality was poorly understood at that time, particularly chromosomal science. All we know is that they were sexually compatible enough to successfully reproduce offspring. Nicole Sharp (talk) 00:05, 8 September 2015 (UTC)


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Dear, J.A. Knapp! Would you accept to be an Administrator on Wikispecies?
Please see Administrators for information about Admins rights. If you are positive, I can nominate you on the requests for adminship on your behalf.

Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:09, 16 November 2015 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: I would be honored. Thanks! —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:57, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you @Koavf: please confirm here that you accept the nomination. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:12, 17 November 2015 (UTC).

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Hello again Koavf.
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Again, congratulations. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:10, 25 November 2015 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: Thanks a lot. I hope that I can be of service. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:19, 25 November 2015 (UTC)