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Wild carrot (Daucus carota)

Observed: 16th July 2007 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in PlantsMickETalbot’s reputation in Plants
Wild carrot (Daucus carota)
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Rachy Ramone's picture

Seeing double, huh?!

Or does that mean that you are doubly, doubly, sure?? *laughs*

Lovely photo, btw.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

MickETalbot's picture

Doubly, doubly sure.

That is so annoying..!!! I am a newbie to the site, and have been reprimanded on a few occasions for duplication. However from my experience it is an ongoing newbie trap. The trap being brought about by the editor clearing various fields on entering the editing mode. In my opinion there should be an option to delete inadvertent, (or otherwise) duplication, and of course errors of any kind. It must also be said that the preview option does not show the page as it will look when saved. All of the above should be dealt with by the site administrator/s, especially the editor clearing the mandatory fields previously completed, (the main cause of duplication).

The site, brilliant..!!!!!!

Rachy Ramone's picture

Yup, me too...

...also a newbie, also still making mistooks.

Regarding deletion, I know from the forums that iSpot don't like us to delete things, they like to see the "chain" of development as things are ID'd.

Which is fair enough: we learn from mistakes, and it's good to see that other people make them.

But I think it would be sensible to allow us to delete a duplicate entry... or even when two of us put up the same ID, at nearly the same time - I've done this a couple of times now - which looks horrible, and makes it seems as though the slower typist (me, as I tend to waffle on a bit) has deliberately repeated the ID as though to get credit for it.

You can delete any of your own observations, of course (My Spot, Observations, click on the relevant one, click on the "Edit" tab, then at the very bottom, click on Delete) but that's not really a good thing to do once someone else has agreed, or added a comment.

I suppose if you spot your double entry before anyone else adds anything, you could delete the whole entry and start it again...

...but it would be better *makes megaphone of hands to ensure being heard by iSpot* if there were a way to delete duplicate IDs.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

MickETalbot's picture

Looks like the more I get to

Looks like the more I get to know the more complicated it gets :-/ I have used the deletion option a good few times now - I am thinking that I will continue to do so making apologies, and giving determination credit where/if due.

I will persevere, thanks for taking the time to make and old man, a wiser old man...

Rachy Ramone's picture

Stick with it, Mick...

...I'm sure that it will get easier in time!

At least we have the option, under "comments", to explain our mistakes!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

MickETalbot's picture

Thanks for your encouragement Rachy...

...I have in fact just used that option, in as much that I had to correct a wrong location.

Rachy Ramone's picture

There is a balance in all things...

...I hope that you don't have to do much deletion - as I said, they like us to leave up incorrect IDs or details, as it helps everyone to see what stages an ID goes through: you know, first person puts up one ID, someone else does a more detailed one, or a completely different one, and so on.

Personally I like the ones where the second or subsequent IDs have an explanation, as it helps everyone to learn what to look for.

So don't delete too much! Only for duplications, perhaps. I'm pretty sure that you can "edit" all details other than the actual ID, so you won't need to delete a whole entry just because of a mistake.

Personally I love to see a string of comments and explanations, it really helps to explain what people are looking at when they ID plants, which also helps everyone to know what to take photos and close-ups of, in order to get the best ID possible.

I look forward to checking out your next batch!

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY