User talk:T.seppelt

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A late welcome[edit]

Hello T.seppelt. I'm simply here to take the opportunity to thank you for your very good edits and great initiatives here at Wikispecies. Thank you! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:42, 19 April 2016 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: thank you very much for welcoming me personally. This makes contributing to Wikispecies extraordinarily enjoyable. Warm regards, –T.seppelt (talk) 16:06, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Trial period[edit]

@T.seppelt: The bot now has bot user rights and is approved for a 7 day trial period, as per this bot request. Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 22:27, 17 April 2016 (UTC).

Thank you! -- T.seppelt (talk) 11:42, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Approved. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:03, 25 April 2016 (UTC).
Thank you - T.seppelt (talk) 04:50, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Authority control tracking categories[edit]

Hi,

Thanks for you good work with authority control on this project, please could you make the template emit separate categories, like "Category:Wikispecies articles with VIAF identifiers", as on en.Wikipedia? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:25, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, yes I'm going to work on it when I find time. — T.seppelt (talk) 04:07, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Authority control tags: taxa[edit]

I don't see the value of adding these authority control tags to taxa - could there be a moratorium on adding them to taxa pages, until it has been better discussed, please? I've looked at some of the linked pages and they don't appear to offer anything useful to the WS project, as they are not taxonomic references. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 16:47, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

It may be worth looking at en:Template:Taxonbar as an alternative. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:06, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
It's not the formatting that's in question, but the principle of whether we should be promoting any or all of these external websites at all. I'm not greatly in favour of them; some at least are not exactly independent taxonomic organisations but are promoting their own agenda (e.g. tied to a particular national viewpoint), and many are woefully out-of-date and/or inaccurate. - MPF (talk) 11:23, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

For now I'll only work on humans. Wikispecies is a special case in comparison to Wikipedia projects. It would be good to reach consensus on this question in order to have a general guideline. Somebody could start an RfC about this. – T.seppelt (talk) 04:06, 28 April 2016 (UTC)