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Opus Editing - A Guide.

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Old Thursday 17th May 2007, 20:25   #26
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As far as I am aware you can't delete pages...
And as you can't edit the titles...or so it would seem,you have to live with it.
You could try moving the incorrect page to the correct page.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2007, 20:29   #27
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Hi, Delia - I'm glad I asked. Shall I start from the opposite end and work backwards - although I've only been editing the full text of the RSPB reserves I have been standardising some of the titles as well. So seems silly to be working on the same sections.
And there was me thinking you were only doing the RSPB ones (BTW when you get to Killiecrankie it's no longer RSPB, not sure but I think it's National Trust for Scotland now??)

I don't think it really matters Helen - I'm way ahead of you at the moment and you may pick up something I've missed.

There are new entries being added all the time too, I've noticed.

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Old Thursday 17th May 2007, 20:30   #28
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Sorry Helen you can't move the page...try redirecting
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Old Thursday 17th May 2007, 22:46   #29
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Once the Opus Editor accounts have been set up, opus editors will be able to move pages around ('renaming' them). You can probably understand why we didn't want everyone to be able to do it - mayhem could be caused if some 'bad' users signed up.

I'd suggest Reserve Name Owner (Region if Appropriate, Country) as well :)
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Old Friday 18th May 2007, 18:58   #30
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grr How do I get rid of an incorrect Re-direct pleeease?

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EDIT: OK it's sorted LOL
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We could of course make this the longest thread ever, with people adding the name of the bird, location or equipment that they have edited to this thread!
I have done nearly 300 birds beginning with M.

Shall I list them all ???
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Old Thursday 24th May 2007, 11:48   #32
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I've created a thread for specific discussion of Opus locations:
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=86975

I've commented on some of these problems there!
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 16:10   #33
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Edit Summaries

Can anyone editing any entry please use the edit summaries.

Some of the recent edits I've seen, just don't seem justified (i.e. deleting large amounts of information without factoring into new sections).

Please use edit summaries to overview what you've changed and more major changes should be discussed via the entry's discussion tag prior to making the changes. Especially in the case of removing entire paragraphs.
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 02:14   #34
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Ben,
one thing to do would be a PM to the people you have noticed; did they intend to do what you noticed?

A second question to all of the Birdforum bigwigs would be: are you prepared to ban someone that may be making malicious edits? I should say, I have not noticed the same behavior that Ben refers to, but I would still like to ask in a general sence.

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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 08:22   #35
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Ben,
one thing to do would be a PM to the people you have noticed; did they intend to do what you noticed?

A second question to all of the Birdforum bigwigs would be: are you prepared to ban someone that may be making malicious edits? I should say, I have not noticed the same behavior that Ben refers to, but I would still like to ask in a general sence.

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Hi Niels,

I could see some justification in the changes, but it would be a subjective one. As far as I know, editors haven't been appointed yet, so I don't think anyone should be removing large sections of previously-contributed information without discussion. I also think anyone making edits, particularly at this early stage, should certainly be using the edit summaries.

I did consider PM, but I can understand that some users may not be familiar with the discussion and edit summaries idea, so I thought I'd mention it in this thread to promote general awareness without pointing any fingers
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adding photos

When adding photos to an Opus page, do they have to come from the BF Gallery? In the case of species that have not been posted in the Gallery, can we use photos from elsewhere so long as we have the photographer's permission?
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Old Saturday 23rd June 2007, 09:53   #37
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Hi Helen

Andy told me that photos had to be taken by members of BF only.

Don't know if that helps you or not?
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Old Saturday 23rd June 2007, 19:26   #38
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Thanks, Kits,
I thought that was probably the "rule".

I'll just have to persuade this guy to register on BF and post some of his unusual birds for us.
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Andy told me that photos had to be taken by members of BF only.

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Sorry, bit late on this. Yep, having photos from non members will devalue what has been achieved in terms of species covered by birdforum members.

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When to use italics?

I know that when writing a scientific name with both genus and species names, it should be in italics. Should italics also be used when referring to the genus only?

As in: "Most of the Sunbirds (including this one) of the genus Nectarinia have recently been moved into the genus Cinnyris."
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I know that when writing a scientific name with both genus and species names, it should be in italics. Should italics also be used when referring to the genus only?

As in: "Most of the Sunbirds (including this one) of the genus Nectarinia have recently been moved into the genus Cinnyris."
That is what I have been doing, and to the best of my knowledge that is in agreement with for example how things are done in the printed Clements (I am at work at the moment and my printed version is at home ...)

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Yes, genus and specific name should always be written italics, e.g. the scientific name of the Painted Parakeet is Pyrrhura picta, meaning that it is a member of the genus Pyrrhura with the specific name picta. At higher levels (e.g. family), however, there are some variations in how people prefer it written, though I certainly prefer italics in those cases, too.
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Old Monday 14th September 2009, 11:29   #43
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Gah. I uploaded a photo of a Noisy Miner in an interesting pose, but got a bit confused with the file name for inserting it into a page. The actual names had underscores, but the name on the top of the file page hasn't. Not wishing to gimp a page up, I thought I'd ask for help here...
http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Image:..._dust_bath.jpg
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Gah. I uploaded a photo of a Noisy Miner in an interesting pose, but got a bit confused with the file name for inserting it into a page. The actual names had underscores, but the name on the top of the file page hasn't. Not wishing to gimp a page up, I thought I'd ask for help here...
http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Image:..._dust_bath.jpg
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Hi Toni,

The Opus does this sometimes. Just copy the file name from the Image page (without underlines) and it should work fine (it actually does, I tried...)

Greetings from good old Switzerland to Down under
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Hi Toni,

The Opus does this sometimes. Just copy the file name from the Image page (without underlines) and it should work fine (it actually does, I tried...)

Greetings from good old Switzerland to Down under
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Thanks, André! I'll give it a try. Might be worth looking in in a bit to see how bad the damage is...
There's some lovely tame birds here.
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