Wikipedia:Taxobox task force

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome to the taxobox task force of WikiProject Tree of Life.

Scope[edit]

The taxobox task force is responsible for all aspects relating to taxoboxes, from maintenance to assistance to patrolling to coding.

The taxobox task force is not responsible for inventing new taxonomic classifications, though revisions per research are usually encouraged, provided there is reasonable scientific consensus prior to revising Wikipedia's taxonomies.

Participants[edit]

  1. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 22:58, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
  2. Rkitko (talk) 23:58, 19 March 2011 (UTC) Yeah, sure. I rarely take wikibreaks and keep a vigilant eye on my watchlist. I'd be happy to revert vandalism on taxonomy templates.
  3. ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 20:22, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
  4. EncycloPetey (adjunct) I'm happy to assist in looking things up, especially bryophytes, pteridophytes, monocots, and algae, but I work more on Wikispecies than here (for now).
  5. Faendalimas - am a specialist taxonomist, mostly working on turtles but also a member of the ICZN so work with taxonomic theory. Happy to help out with this project.
  6. Reid,iain james - I'm maintaining classification, mostly on reptiles and mammals, and I'm fine with monitoring pages. Glad to help.

To do[edit]

  • Fix the cultivar bug in the automatic taxobox
  • Correct taxon authorities for all angiosperm orders and families to match APG III
  • Monitor the Taxobot RSS feed for vandalism or misguided edits
  • Monitor the categories for problematic pages
  • Add taxoboxes to organism articles that represent valid taxa
  • Participate in discussions and RfCs as they come up
  • Try to solve the top problems posed by the automatic taxobox
  • Report bugs with taxobox code and implementation
  • Debug the taxobox code as needed, leaving clearly phrased edit logs on the relevant template talk pages
  • Fill in missing taxobox information, including authorities, type species, synonyms, and images
  • Create range maps for taxoboxes
  • Help write the documentation for the automatic taxoboxes
  • Convert manual taxoboxes to automatic taxoboxes on stub articles only within the scope of WP:PALEO.

Guidelines[edit]

Do not replace manual taxoboxes with automatic taxoboxes or vice versa without legitimate grounds for doing so. There is no consensus at any WikiProject to replace taxoboxes in any manner. If doing so will alter in any way the manner in which the taxonomy is displayed, make sure the edit is uncontroversial before proceeding.

In zoology, use "unranked" instead of "clade". For botany, the upper-level taxa should all be listed as "clade" instead of "unranked" and should use the common name rather than the Latin name.

Tagging and assessment[edit]

All articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banners of WikiProject Tree of Life or one of its daughter projects.

Categories[edit]

Templates[edit]

The primary templates associated with this task force are:

  • {{taxobox}} - a manual taxobox that allows for user-friendly editing and crisp control over the taxa displayed
  • {{automatic taxobox}} - an advanced taxobox that uses a relational database and a complex algorithm to generate taxonomies
  • {{speciesbox}} - automatic taxobox specialized for handling species
  • {{subspeciesbox}} - automatic taxobox specialized for handling subspecies
  • {{ichnobox}} - automatic taxobox for ichnotaxa
  • {{oobox}} - automatic taxobox for ootaxa
  • {{virusbox}} - automatic taxobox for viruses Consensus says do not automate virus taxoboxes.

Additionally, there are tens of other templates referenced by the templates listed above which may need debugging or revisions as further developments may occur. The relational database that the automatic taxobox family uses is made up of thousands of templates, each representing an individual taxon.

Userbox template[edit]

{{User taxobox task force}}

User warning templates[edit]

Resources[edit]

The following preferred taxonomies have been voiced by various WikiProjects; please use them when there is a question as to which taxonomy is preferred:

When in doubt, please consult the relevant WikiProject on their talk page.