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Re: New horned dinosaur from Montana
Tim, Mary.... George wanted me to pass this along...
"Too bad he didn't know that I cleared this with Mike Ryan on May 27,
who noted that May 28 was indeed the official release date and that
press releases about the book were scheduled for that date."
On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 8:15 PM, <MKIRKALDY@aol.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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,
> email@example.com writes:
> 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".