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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,
Rob Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I do know that George O. typically will not post up the
> citations on the DGL until the works are officially in
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".