Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Diptera DataBase
Posted by Tony T on 12-06-2007 13:02
Nikita Vikhrev wrote:
2. I mean base of pure facts conserning distribution and biology of Diptera. The fact itself may contain attached image(s) as confirmation or illustration or not contain, generaly it doesn?t much matter.
I think the database should include at least one "good" image of the species and perhaps other photos showing the diagnostic characters of the species. It could also show a photo of the habitat when this is specialized.
The Gallery could be a lot better. I am not suggesting that all images go in there, only those that are correctly identified. As an example, there are 2 great images on Hybomitra bimaculata
by Black http://www.dipter...ad_id=6620
. These are under the title Tabanus
. They are not in the Gallery and will not be in there because, presumably, Black has not submitted them to Paul for inclusion. It would be nice if a sub-editor could simply move these images to the Gallery. Thus the potential for the Gallery is high but this potential is not being fully utilized.
Of course, if you include 1 or more "good images" in your database then the Gallery will eventually be obsolete. At the moment it contains very little useful information about a species; hardly anyone adds a comment to a Gallery image but there are often several useful comments on non-Gallery images:p
Edited by Tony T on 12-06-2007 13:03