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I'm a botanist/organismal biologist. I'm particularly interested in edible plants, and all the complications that arise with regards to both common names and scientific names for those. I fix various errors or unfortunate phrasings on Wikipedia (mostly in plant related articles) when I come across them, and try to contribute to articles related to my hobbies. Internet identities aren't necessarily unique or centralized; I am not the same person as the Twitter user who goes by Plantdrew.
I think my favorite article at present is Urena lobata. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Is it a profound statement about inclusionism/deletionism? Commentary on the (non)-value of stubs? Is it perhaps the most meta article on Wikipedia?
- Watchlist of changes to 500 most popular plants articles: Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Plants/Popular_pages
- Watchlist of changes to taxonomy templates: Special:RecentChangesLinked/Category:Taxonomy templates
- CatScan v2 CatScan v3 PetScan DPL
- tool that fills out cite journal from DOI
- tool that fills out cite web from URL another URL tool
- most edited plant articles (slow...)
- article info
- my contributions
- Assessment table update
- Popular pages interface New tool for pageviews
- Page views for all pages by project
- Cleanup listing for plants
- Plant articles with dab links new link
- Title search
- Template parameters (shows bad parameters in Taxobox)
- Random article on Waray Wikipedia
- Random article on Cebuano Wikipedia
- Well referenced bot created Cebuano taxon article ceb:Bodianus neilli
- Oh fuck, Lsjbot on Cebuano FTW. May as well shut down Wikispecies and let Lsjbot run Wikidata. ceb:Kermesia immaculata has a reference to the original description. Wikidata doesn't have the description ref, Wikispecies doesn't even have the species. Of course, it comes from CoL and the link for the CoL source (which apparently held the description ref) is dead, so there's that (but then again, the Swedish version has description ref for the synonyms, so there's that).
- BONAP/Kartesz guidelines for formatting "common" (sic) names of plants. Good luck with that.
- Plant stub talk page watchlist. WP:OREGON has an extra talk page category so all talk changes in articles with project banner can be monitored at once. WikiProject X is also looking into talk page patrolling by project.
- Plant tagged redirects needing categorization
- PETSCAN for redirects needing categorization
- regex for speciesbox with binomial authority
- regex for speciesbox with binomial authority, all spacings
- image checker
- ; sections 1, 5, 6 are a great model for an IPC section; funny though, people who actually write for pop culture audiences don't go the Wikipedia route of a random incomplete list of pop culture "mentions".
Bandersnatch. Well, it's pretty obvious how this IPC trainwreck happened. "I was just enjoying POP MEDIA FRANCHISE when it mentioned "bandersnatch". I kinda knew bandersnatch was an Alice in Wonderland thing, and was wondering whether there was some kinda canonical description of what exactly a bandersnatch was. Since there wasn't such a description, I added a mention of POP MEDIA FRANCHISE, so that other fans of POP MEDIA FRANCHISE will know that this is the best Wikipedia has to offer on the subject bandersnatches in POP MEDIA FRANCHISE." Bonus points for linking a redirectBandersnatch (POP MEDIA FRANCHISE) to [[List of creatures in POP MEDIA FRANCHISE]]? Bonus bonus points if that redirect link gets Wikipedia a more favorable search engine position than http://POP_MEDIA_FRANCHISE.wikia.com/wiki/Bandersnatch? That's the Goodsprings problem.
Autotaxobox rank thoughts Genus should know to display all ranks up to family, and species all ranks to genus (but I don't see any way around specifying display parents for a monotypic genus using speciesbox). Family to order, order to class might be getting into some problems. Maybe a parameter for a "pseudorank"; e.g. Template:Taxonomy/Synapsida is a "pseudoclass" and display when nothing else is around class.
Edmund Gilbert Baker (Baker f.); not all IPNI abbreviations omit spaces. Any more out there?
Are mergansers ducks? Anatinae seems to be poorly defined. Cardinalidae includes tanagers, grosbeaks and bunting (bird). Tanager is treated as a taxon, the other two as common names. Emberizidae and bunting contradict each other.
Portal talk:Plants is mostly visible on article talk pages and attracts (very few) edits that mostly would be better addressed at WikiProject Plants. Remove portals from WikiProject banners and add a clickable link that creates a section on the WikiProject talk with a link to the article in question (only applicable when tagged for a single WikiProject).
Wikidata query for items with Tropicos ID but no IPNI ID. Find misspellings in Tropicos such as Polypodium pustlulatum (Microsorum pustulatum).
My impressions of the WP:FOOTBALL view of WP:COMMONNAME. Team names as used in sports journalism, or fan conversations, are usually ambiguous (frequently with the name of a city). Initials such as FC provide natural disambiguation, that allows a CONSISTENT scheme of titling. Footy folks believe the common name should be displayed, and should not be ambiguously linked. Fair enough. Producing a common name display with an unambiguous link requires piping for this use case. WP:FOOTBALL goes of the rails in deprecatng redirect links outside of this use case. German teams (WP:KARLSRUHER reject the assumption that COMMONNAME mandates displaying a less official name via pipes instead of linking to an article titled with the official name (absurd! pipes should never bypass actual titles unless forced by word order/grammar). Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject Football/Archive_95#"Football",_"association_football"_or_"soccer". Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Football/Archive_103#Piping.