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Re: New horned dinosaur from Montana

Isn't there some sort of confidentiality agreement/embargo that is in  
effect when one is involved in the production (but not the writing) of a  book? 
Proofreaders for the Harry Potter books wouldn't have been able to  post 
the ending on their websites.


In a message dated 5/30/2010 8:08:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
tijawi@yahoo.com writes:
Rob Taylor <rjtaylor68@comcast.net>  wrote:

> I do know that George O. typically will not post up  the
> citations on the DGL until the works are officially in
>  print, 

You'd think this would be the case, but no.  George  Olshevsky deliberately 
jumped the gun, and posted the names *before* the  official publication 
date.  In his own words:

"Yesterday (May  28) was the official release date for the IU Press Horned
Dinosaurs book, and  I used my insider knowledge as indexer to scoop the
entire Internet and post  the new genera in the book at my Dinosaur Genera 
List website. Coincidentally,  two more ceratopians were published within  a 
day of that release, giving a  grand total of eight new ceratopian genera 
added  to the DGL in just two  days. This new stuff helped to triple the 
normal number  of hits at my  website for the past two days. The IU Press book 
also describes a  new  species of Archaeoceratops: A. yujingziensis. Not to 
mention a number of new  ceratopians that remain unnamed and will be more 
fully described elsewhere.. Ya  gotta get that book."

So you can credit the early release of these  names to George's haste to 
promote his own website ("DGL"), and blow his own  trumpet with regard to his 
"insider knowledge".  So bragging rights are in  order for George, who 
succeeded in "scooping the entire Internet".