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RE: Vitakridrinda publication validity

1. How is it "immoral" to complain about the Wikipedia page?

2. How do you think I should enact such a change? Currently, the taxonomy frame 
to the right of every taxon page prevents one from NOT using the Linnaean 
System, thereby forcing the System's use. "Changing" that would require I 
change wikipedia itself. As there is currently no consensus on the use or 
problems of the Linnaean System (as it currently is still being used by MOST 
taxonomists out there), this would be pretty ballsy of me to try to force _my_ 
argument down _their_ throat.

3. I am not sure how long it would take to "fix" my changes, since I do not 
actually offer a "controversy," as no author has yet to really raise the issue 
of *Ambondro mahabo* being a non-genus-species couplet in print for me to cite. 
This is something I am trying to change and bring awareness to in general 
(despite which, people who agree with me in general will still want to name 
"genera" and in some cases higher "ranked" taxa through the Linnaean System).


  Jaime A. Headden
  The Bite Stuff (site v2)

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his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 

> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:10:48 +0100
> From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: RE: Vitakridrinda publication validity
> > and this is true also of the Wikipedia
> > page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambondro_mahabo . The context of this
> > nomenclature isn't even mentioned in the page itself, which is -- I
> > feel -- idiotic, not to mention disingenuous of further revisors of the
> > page who HAVE read the paper.
> It is immoral to complain about Wikipedia. Go and fix it yourself. Just click 
> on "Edit". :-)