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Just a summary of what we talked about this morning:
1- The highest priority: could you please add Captcha to the Forum registration process? There are almost 300 fake users and some are starting to post random topics.
2 – Could you pelase add yourself as a user so you get notified of a new post here?
3- Could you do some exploration of the possibility of either turning the posts into a sortable list, or using Tags as a filter in a slightly more elegant manner than presently possible? The exploration time is paid, of course…
4- One thing we did not talk about but it should be addressed eventually: Please look at the Beetle map: http://www.backyardbarkbeetles.org/ There are many dots, but very few of them actually contain any beetle information. It looks like people are logging in their information, it shows up, but then they never send anything. Can we set it up so that the dot only shows up when Sedonia updates/identifies beetles related to that collection event?
Does it makes sense? Please let me know if I can provide any additional info!
I can’t figure out two things, and would appreciate your help. (I hope you got the recent payment – please consider these questions to be a part of the “contract”.)
– my google analytocs account shows data only for the treehealth/index and treehealth/sample_submission.shtml, but not for the Forum… obviously,t hat’s a different website. But how can I track that one? Ideally Iwould like to see all those in one analytics report, because otherwise the Forum, a one-pager, will have high bounce rate.
– how do I filter out meaningless visits (for example, robots and mistakes” from user visits? I tried to filter out only visits that lasted more than 1 minute, but that doesn’t seem possible. Is it something related to the “bounce rate”?
Could you work with everyone to find good day and time for lab meetings in the Spring?
I simpy used a google spreadsheet, and asked people to write themselves in: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgH9_nELd57JdDJ2WmZ3RF8weU1KVE83ckdQeW5lR3c#gid=0
Whenever you have a breathing moment, please let’s restart the list of currently registered treatments for forest pests. Not urgent, but it cannot fall through the cracks. You mentioned you already have some written down, right?
Priority level: 3 (out of 3)
Adam, There is another small box of beetles on my desk that should be sent to a collaborator. Again, please, use USPS with a tracking option.
Department of Plant Pest and Disease, Agricultural Faculty
University of Brawijaya
Jl. Veteran Malang
Jawa Timur (East Java) INDONESIA 65145
In former days we used to acknowledge our funding sources using specific award numbers. It has become obvious that listing only the agencies is easier, and has equal impact. Therefore, please only list the following:
The United States Department of Agriculture – APHIS, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Science Foundation. For projects that include foreign fungi, please also list the Florida Department of Agriculture – Division of Plant Industry.
(The following project nunbers are here just in case hey are needed; they are typically not to be used in Acknowledgements. They are also not always updated.)
USDA-FS-FHP Coop agreement 12-CA-11420004-042 (anything related to fungi)
USDA Farm Bill agreement 14-8130-0377-CA (current Farm Bill; travel, pre-invasion assessment)
NSF DEB 1256968 (old NSF – anything related to beetles)
NSF DEB 1556283 (new NSF – anything related to fungi
As per our yesterday’s conversation, please ship 12 traps to TREC in Homestead.
Before you pack them, please take note on how many are old and how many seem a little bit newer. We will ask for those back in the Spring.
Adam, another shipment please. The box is on my desk, the address is:
Universidad Nacional Agraria
Departamento de Protección Agrícola y Forestal
Kilometro 12½ carretera norte, Managua, Nicaragua
Apartado postal: 453
Destinatario: Arnulfo Monzón Centeno
Teléfono: 505 2263 2609
When you get to it, please send PINNED specimens of the following species:
to this person:
No.32, Xihu Rd., Dali Dist., Taichung City 412, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tsau-Hu Elementary School
You can see if there are long series of those in the pinned collection. If not (most likely) pull out some from our freezer (vials with many of them from the same location) and pin them. Ideally, use samples from Alligator River, NC, since they are not good for DNA analysis. I can show you how to locate stuff like that in the database. Thank you! This is for a colleague in Taiwan who has been sending us study material from there.