Talk:Wikispecies

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Source required?[edit]

There is a tag that this stub lacks sources - this might help: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikispecies Not sure if this is sufficient. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 131.111.8.96 (talk) 22:32, 6 December 2006 (UTC).

Image Copyright[edit]

Hello, I am indeed holding the copyright for the article that I posted here before - sorry for not knowing how to indicate that. Thanks, Benedikt

Maybe i missed something here, but AFAIK by posting something to wikipedia you are releasing it under the GFDL, and cant just decide to unrelease it. The bellman 05:44, 2004 Oct 27 (UTC)

Namespace[edit]

I moved the article back to the main namespace and changed the redirects. This is in line with the rest of the articles in Category:Wikimedia projects. References to Wikispecies should stay in the main namespace unless they want to cross over to the dark side ;). here 01:56, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

More info needed[edit]

For example to answer question what makes Wikispecies different from a biology-limited Wikipedia?--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 06:06, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Agreed, more information and clarification is needed, but to answer your example question - Currently, Wikispecies is strictly limited to taxonomic hierarchies and the references which justify them, although interwiki links, images (only one allowed per page), and vernacular names are also included on some pages to better integrate with other Wikimedia projects. Prose and lengthy descriptive content is not included and belongs on the language-specific Wikipedias --Georgeryp 06:01, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

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At one time, wasn't the logo for Wikispecies a bee?

That's what I wonder. Think it was around 2004 that it was the project's logo. Not sure about what happened to it. It would help if someone has a copy of that image.

You're right, here we go: [1] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 194.232.66.25 (talk) 16:13, 27 April 2007 (UTC).

Cleanup tag[edit]

Templates section has selfrefs - should be easy to fix SP-KP 16:46, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

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What happened to Wikispecies.org?[edit]

There is a note saying that the domain Wikispecies.org was registered by some dude and then transferred over to the foundation, but it does not follow up on what happened to the wikispecies.org domain. Currently, it appears that wikispecies.org is just another parked domain "search" page. Unless the reason why it is not used is given, that domain should not be mentioned in this article. If it is mentioned, it should not be done so prominently. (I believe it is the first url ostensibly pointing to the wikispecies project in the article.)
Granted, I've not done research on who put it in the article, but it just strikes me as not fitting in.
SidShakal (talk) 00:36, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

The domain is now registered by a domain squatter. Since its mention adds nothing to discussion of wikispecies itself, I'm deleting the domain reference from the article. Grothmag (talk) 23:17, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah, OhanaUnited undid my edit, correctly pointing out that the article indicates the "information" was transferred to the foundation, not the domain itself. My mistake! On the other hand, I'm not sure what the current section means, then. What information? The web content? The whois information? It's a little unclear, I think, and also not useful. Was wikispecies.org ever used, and is it worth recording every domain name change that a project undergoes during the planning stages if those domains are defunct?
I'm inclined to remove the domain name again, unless we can add something about wikispecies' use during the time the domain was active. As it is, coming for information on wikispecies, the first thing I did was click on that link - perhaps that's just me.
(I'd also like to change "co-ordinates" back to "co-ordinated", since everything else is in past tense there... and it's now a Foundation project, no?) Grothmag (talk) 18:06, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
There's no point to remove the dead link if it did happen in the past. Just mention something like "now-defunct website" or similar. And sometimes you should be bold OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:48, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
As there's no date or other useful historical information in this section, and no indication of just what Benedikt transferred to the Foundation, I'm going to be bold and chop that bit right out again. The only point I could see is establishing some sort of acknowledgement of priority to Benedikt, but since there are no dates, it reads oddly to say "Benedikt started a now-defunct website, then passed some unknown information to the Foundation". I hope my using an undo is inoffensive, then! Grothmag (talk) 22:31, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Launch date[edit]

Not to be overly pedantic, but wouldn't this technically imply that the project was launched on 13 September 2004, and not the 14th? (First edit of Main Page was made at 22:06 UTC on 13 September 2004.) Incidentally, if you look at the revision itself, it might shed some light on the discussion in the previous section. - dcljr (talk) 10:43, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

The editor responsible for that first edit is German. Germany apparently was observing daylight savings time on 13/14 September 2004. Local time for that edit would thus have been UTC+2, 00:06 14 September 2004. Plantdrew (talk) 17:26, 12 December 2013 (UTC)