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August 27, 2019 at 10:09 am #59473
Hi, @martin-fowler I tagged in Jim on your group post – it was the one I came across first! I hope he has some ideas for you!August 27, 2019 at 10:01 am #59472
@andy-wilke – here is a link to some more information on C. megalodon: https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicTaxonInfo?taxon_no=80603August 26, 2019 at 11:37 am #59388August 18, 2019 at 12:59 pm #59028August 17, 2019 at 12:19 pm #58987
@richard-lee – have you played around in Macrostrat? It’s a cool digital geologic bedrock map: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=1.5/x=16/y=23/bedrock/lines/ you can move around to find what you are looking for.
They also have an option to search for strata: https://macrostrat.org/sift/#/strat_name_concept/9342
I think @mackenzie-smith was agreeing with your ID – I do too but am less familiar with fossil flora.
How big was your file? I think the size limit is 50 mb for fossil specimens but not sure about in forum posts.August 17, 2019 at 10:13 am #58957August 16, 2019 at 8:52 am #58812August 16, 2019 at 8:51 am #58811August 8, 2019 at 11:54 am #58501
Hi, all –
Isaac is an up-and-coming geologist interested in helping out where he can. Feel free to chime in and share your ideas about sustaining the newsletter!
JenJuly 30, 2019 at 11:16 am #58107
It would be excellent if you would be the lead coordinator. I think you will still need to recruit several volunteers to help manage the content. So, we have an ad going out in the next Dry Dredgers bulletin – thanks to @bheimbrock – and we have a social media announcement for volunteers that is going out on Monday. Everything will lead them to this forum so the conversation can continue. We did very minor edits on the actual articles but the role as editor was to combine the articles into the newsletter and have a little introductory page. But the structure of the newsletter is open to change to however the volunteer team can best create and distribute the newsletter. We have been using Adobe InDesign and MailChimp but this also may not be possible given limitations of the volunteer team and lack of formal institutional support.
@cameron-muskelly has a broad network of paleontologists but he also has a lot on his plate right now. He may be a good liaison for finding folks to write articles but he also must guard his time and work toward his personal goals.July 29, 2019 at 11:00 am #58035
- A coordinator to moderate and keep track of articles, other volunteers, coordinate with social media volunteers etc.
- Someone who uploads the posts to the website, will require some WordPress familiarity
- 1-3 people to help recruit and write newsletter articles
@joyce-drakeford– what responsibility are you interested in and do you know anyone else who would have interest in this?
A FOSSIL team member is working on a social media post to request volunteers to chime in to this forum thread. I have also requested the newsletter open rate to get some numbers.July 29, 2019 at 9:28 am #58033
Sorry we were slow on this @bheimbrock! Tagging can be tricky depending on when the user joined. Us older member have just our first initial and our last name whereas everyone else is hyphenated. My go to is to start by typing in the first name and if the dropdown doesn’t have the user I’m looking for I try the first initial or search under the members tab to see their user profile – as you described!July 27, 2019 at 9:21 am #57941
Thanks, @bheimbrock. I’ll look out for your email.
Yes – I 100% agree – we need to get the conversation moving if this is something that the community finds valuable!! Any one interested in contributing or helping organize please connect with us in this thread!July 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm #57911
Hi, all –
@bheimbrock– yes, we understand everyone is strapped for time. To be frank, the newsletter took up a lot of time – mostly concerning emailing people requesting them to write for us (and then reminding and reminding). But the way we had been running the newsletter can certainly change depending on the motivations and time of people willing to organize it.
The last day for paid staff is Sept. 30. I am leaving at the end of August for my new position. I will still be an active myFOSSIL member but no longer paid staff. I can’t speak for the other staff members since they all are in different career stages and with different interests. There may be someone to take over my role as managing curator but we have not yet worked out those details.
I can certainly draft up something for the next Dry Dredgers Bulletin (and/or for other clubs) if that is something of interest.July 26, 2019 at 10:55 am #57899
Yes, there is an easy way to edit specimens. I would head to your profile icon in the upper right hand corner. This produces a dropdown that includes Specimens. Click on Specimens. This takes you to all of your uploaded specimens so you can edit them directly in there!
Or go ahead and follow this link: https://www.myfossil.org/members/martin-fowler/dwc_specimen/
Thanks for joining and I look forward to your contributions!
JenJuly 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm #57264July 20, 2019 at 1:52 pm #57263
Hi, @delwin-glasner, I’m not a modern echinoid expert. Let me see if I can tag some folks in.
I found some nice images for the genera but not too much on the species.June 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm #56148
There is also a lot of utility with the hand held magnifiers that hook up to your computer. I have played around with some at conferences but do not personally have one.
Such as these: https://www.amscope.com/800x-hd-720p-3d-digital-zoom-8-led-microscope.html?pla-user&gclid=CjwKCAjw3azoBRAXEiwA-_64Ov_7CGM9XRA9x3oeERVm_As3RqMXRTOccZeYT-skLO0LLnnp_zHgsxoC5aIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.dsJune 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm #55922
That’s excellent! myFOSSIL also has a mobile app if you all don’t bring a computer along with you, it has been pretty handy for quick finds while I’m out in the field or to document my travels. There is also a vacation explorers group you might want to check out: https://www.myfossil.org/groups/vacation-explorers/ The app is mostly group based but we have some room for further development so feel free to message me with any feedback!June 5, 2019 at 3:57 pm #55911