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Re: VMs: f56r & f56v (DON'T WANT IT TO BE: 1006184 & 1006185)
I will be glad to provide the botanical list I have in whichever format is
desired. All this information is already in the archives, though I certainly
agree that it needs organization and easy accessibility for all. In
addition, I will be setting up a VMs web page to include the suggested
botanical identifications, as time allows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis" <tsalagi@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: VMs: f56r & f56v (DON'T WANT IT TO BE: 1006184 & 1006185)
> Nick Pelling wrote:
> > IMO, the first sensible step should be to put together (semi-)automated
> > ways of Wikifying existing data and placing it all on the Wikibook site.
> > Sources include:-
> > * the interlinear file (but probably not all the transcriptions)
> The majority-vote version sounds best.
> > * links to threads/posts on the mailing list archive (ie, Dana's
> > suggested
> > identification[s], etc)
> Pam Wilson has the only current version of Dana's
> Pam has a good format, IMO. I do wish Pam or Dana
> would give us an updated list of his identifications.
> I'm not so sure about linking mailing list archive
> data to each page. It's too much work if it has to be
> done manually.
> > * page thumbnails from Seth's site
> > * links to Beinecke image pages (or to Seth's mirror)
> Better direct links to the Beinecke site per GC's
> list, since their own pages are a pain.
> > Collating this quantity of information will be a significant technical
> > task
> > - and editing it will be a huge task as well, which will need dividing
> > amongst the whole list. Even just reading every mailing list post on
> > individual pages could take days in some cases!...
> I don't think it will happen. I think people will
> follow their own interests and take it from there.
> They can add to the wiki on their own. The mailing
> list archives are there, they can read them. I have
> them on my own hard disk and search them from time to
> As is said in some other fields of endeavor, leading
> VMs researchers is like herding cats! ;-)
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