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Broken reinforcement ref within Speciation

Hi, there's "<ref name="eLS2012">Sætre, Glenn-Peter. (2012). Reinforcement. ''eLS''.</ref>[clarification needed]" in the article. Maybe you're the person to fix it? Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:02, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Here is the link. I don't know a better way to cite it. It could certainly include the DOI. I have cited all the eLS articles I have used in the articles like this. What format would you suggest citing it in? Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 19:13, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Maybe like this? Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 19:18, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Sætre, Glenn-Peter (2012). "Reinforcement". eLS. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0001754.pub3.

Absolutely. Or one can put the full thing at the end and use the sfn or other harvard template to refer to it. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:25, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

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Request for update on your marsupial map

Hi there. I noticed that you made the map on the worldwide distribution of marsupials. For North America, your map uses the range of the Virginia Opossum from this map. However, the latter map is definitely incorrect. Opossums can absolutely be found in Wisconsin--in fact, I saw one as roadkill this morning. They and I have been residents of Wisconsin for multiple decades. Perhaps a better distribution range map could be found here. I was hoping that you might use your particular set of skills to rectify the map situation for both the Virginia Opossum and Marsupials. Thanks. BirdValiant (talk) 18:43, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

BirdValiant, the spatial data for both of those maps comes from the IUCN. The maps shown here are based on the IUCN data and have been used for the creation of the two maps in question. Wisconsin likely does have opossums, as one must consider that biogeographic distributions are approximated data developed by sampling sites, niche modeling, etc. This document might help make sense of it. popflock.com resource relies on published, reliable sources for inclusion. It is likely that, somewhere in the scientific literature, detailed, higher resolution mapping of North American marsupials exists. However, these particular maps depend on the IUCN data that is often generated from more than one study. Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 20:10, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
I will do some research to find out what sources the IUCN data comes from. The book chapter you linked here provides a valuable source for developing a distribution map of Didelphis virginiana. Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 20:16, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
As it is known in the case of the Virginia Opossum that the IUCN data is factually inaccurate, I suggest adapting the map from the the Gardner and Sunquist chapter, as others have done. BirdValiant (talk) 20:52, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
BirdValiant, I updated the global distribution map with the Gardner & Sunquist (2003) and Kanda et al. (2003). Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 23:59, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Wow, nice job! You're the best! BirdValiant (talk) 17:23, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you for letting me know! It should be corrected now.Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 06:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! --Anomalocaris (talk) 02:48, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

A well-deserved barnstar for you!

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I just reviewed the article you started on the History of speciation. I'm incredibly impressed with how thorough and well-cited the article is. And yet you claim to have "rushed to get this article out as soon as possible".

Well done - in this and your other work. popflock.com resource is fortunate to have an editor like you. paul2520 (talk) 02:51, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the compliments! :) Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 03:19, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

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Typo in image

Good morning. While studying your beautiful image of the Sun's neighbourhood I noticed the label Formalhaut, which as far as I can tell is a misspelling of Fomalhaut. I'd have noticed it sooner, but I actually thought that was the name at first! Waltham, The Duke of 08:49, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I have noticed the error but have not had the time to correct it. Thank you for letting me know! Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 09:05, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

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Vanamonde (talk) 00:01, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Birds (section from Evidence of speciation by reinforcement)

The section on Birds is in dire need of disambiguation. I'm reading the cited article at [1] for reference.
The section starts out
The flycatcher
Ficedula hypoleuca has brown females and black and white males,
while F. albicollis has brown females and black and white males.
This is not nearly as helpfully descriptive as expected? Was the intent to say that both species are near identically colored and patterned, with small differences (the amount of white at neck and sometimes white on tail sides)? That in their separate allopatric areas they are very similar to each other?
(It might help also to note the common names here, the pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca and the collared flycatcher F. albicollis, to reinforce slightly that different birds are being discussed. Hmm, hypoleuca for having less white at the neck vs. albicollis having a complete white collar? Wow, Latin so transparent?)
It continues
Brown males are only found in the zone where the two species populations overlap, which the brown morph is thought to have evolved to prevent sterile hybrids.
Umm, which species has the brown morph? Both? If both, how could that do anything?
After reading the article (a couple of times) it appears that it is saying that in the sympatric areas (see figure 1) F. hypoleuca tends(?) toward the brown male form, while F. albicollis maintains its allopatric form. Thus it is F. hypoleuca females preferentially choosing the non-allopatric coloration - at least within the sympatric areas - that is key to all this.
Anyway, the text as-is says "mysterious magic" without describing that magic. Can you revise? Shenme (talk) 02:25, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
It looks like there was an incorrect statement. I edited it to clarify. Hopefully this helps.
"The flycatchers exhibit a pattern that suggests premating isolation is being reinforced by sexual selection. The pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) has brown females, brown males, and black-and-white males. The related collard flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) has brown females and only black-and-white males. The two species exist in separate populations that overlap in a zone of sympatry. In the range of overlap, only brown males of F. hypoleuca exist and are thought to have evolved the brown plumage to prevent hybridization.
Mating choice tests of the species find that females of both species choose conspecific males in sympatry, but heterospecific males in allopatry. The patterns could suggest mimicry, driven by interspecific competition; however, song divergence has been detected that shows a similar pattern to the mating preferences."

Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 03:41, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

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Hello Azcolvin429, thank you for all your contributions. Given your interest in editing bird articles, you may be interested in WP:BIRD which contains many resources to help you. The associated talk page is fairly active and would welcome your input. 'Cheers, Loopy30 (talk) 02:01, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

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Error report

Hi! Thank you for phab:T195275. Tangentially related to this, a quick question: Did you see the link asking you to report the error in English, or was it in another language? /Johan (WMF) (talk) 11:30, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

I believe it was in English. Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 21:57, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

If it is worth mentioning, User:Johan (WMF), the error no longer appears but the image does not load in the page view. The thumbnails load and the full size loads, but the image in the page view just has a transparent background with the text of the file name overlaid. Not sure why. Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 02:15, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Interstellar Neighborhood

Hi. Your star chart is tremendous. I first found it here: http://theconversation.com/is-alpha-centauri-the-right-place-to-search-for-life-elsewhere-57716 I'm an editor and would like to include a modified version in a book that I am working on. Would you be willing to add stars that I request to your chart? And allow me to reproduce it or a version of it? If so, I'd like to get in touch via email to arrange details. Best, Meliva Koch -- Preceding unsigned comment added by MelivaKoch (talk o contribs) 00:30, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

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changes to Credit score in the United States

With the creation of Criticism of credit scoring systems in the United States (split of content that had been recently added to Credit score in the United States), is there any particular reason that the article wasn't restored to its state prior to the recently-added content?

The structure we are left with in the version of the article following the split makes any existing problems worse. Specifically, in the old version, "FICO credit scores" are directly under "credit scoring models", as are VantageScore and other credit scores, while in the new version, FICO scores are the only category of credit scores under "credit scoring models", while other credit scoring models are relegated to a separate "other credit scores" section. Also, in the pre-existing article, these different categories of credit scores were loosely ranked from greater relevance to lesser relevance (e.g. FICO, the most well-known scoring family, is listed first, followed by VantageScore the next most well-known scoring family).

There may be some sections in the pre-existing article that are more suitable for the Criticism article, but I think it's fine to do that over time. I'm just mostly focused on retaining the pre-existing structure of the original article except to the extent that there's a good reason to be changing it. Fabrickator (talk) 05:39, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

I see what you mean. I say we restore the original article but keep the criticism and controversy section that summarizes the new main article. Would that be a good solution? Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 05:56, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Please go ahead with that proposal. Thanks! Fabrickator (talk) 06:05, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Okay I believe I corrected it. Double check if it looks right. Andrew Z. Colvin o Talk 06:29, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

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