And the point of using 3 letter codes would be? Let the flames begin! Ray Port Jefferson Long Island, NY <*)))><\ ~~~~~~ AKA #07726 Long Island Aquarium Society In from out of town? 45 min. east of NYC. Come join us! Guest speakers, Bowl show,fish auction,raffles and more! Meetings 3rd Friday each month @ 8:00 pm @ Holtsville Zoo and Ecology Center, Buckly Rd. Holtsville L.I. NY Contact raysuy at webtv_net http:members.xoom.com/liaquasoc/
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- To: KillieTalk at aka_org
- Subject: 3 Letter codes and other useless info.
- From: Jim Eller <jeller3 at mail_com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:06:59 -0400 (EDT)
- Delivered-To: killieboy at webtv_netI wanted to fan the flames a little and add this tidbit of information to this thread. I personally don't use the 3 letter codes. Mainly because there is no way for me to find out what Scheel happened to use years ago. I don't own the book and would rather spend my money elsewhere like the new KMI (when it finally shows up) or Hubers Killi Data . That way I can learn how to spell the names etc.... I also wanted to say that the 3 letter codes used on Killi.net have been made up as they were entered on the site. I know this to be a fact because I entered the Epiplatys in the database for Richard. If I found a code already used then I used one of my choice. I DO recognize certain ones that are widely used such as SJO etc. But as was recently discussed I had no idea what the MEP stood for. BUT I admit I did not try to look it up. But if it was called a Nothobranchius melanospilus I would have been able to find it. In fact I have kept Nothobranchius melanospilus and didn't even know that Scheel had used MEP to represent it. Thanks for reading my message. Let the flames continue. II can take it. I have been flamed before by some of the best. Jim Eller KC8PCW >>Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 11:47:13 +0100 >>From: Guy <killies at guyonet_free-online.co.uk> >>Subject: Re: 3 letter code Who are these kiiliekeepers? Is this a new inner sanctum of people in the know, or can anyone join? Is it the kiiliekeepers who know how to spell, and the killiekeepers who don't, or vice versa? I think we should be told! LOL, Guy. Darryl Tsutsui wrote: > I think you're missing the point. I would have to agree with my > counterparts that killifish nomenclature is sometimes unwieldly, whether > using 3 letter abbreviations further exacerbates the confusion is presently > being discussed. But in all my disagreements with many of the recent posts, > yours will stike me as the most disagreeable because in the end, it *does* > matter, it *has* to matter, and it disturbs me greatly that some > kiiliekeepers take neither the time nor the interest to learn how to spell > killie names correctly. I'm not proposing we dispense with the full name > entirely and always use abbreviations, I always carefully write it entirely, > many times before I resort to using the 3 letter codes. I never use the > shortcuts when distributing fish or eggs, but I will write Campellolebias > dorsimaculatus Iguape just so many times in a correspondence before finally > resorting to some sort of shorthand. Discourse, although disagreeable and > not answered kindly, can still remain civil. Jim Eller jeller3 at mail_com MICHIGAN - USA BUY/SELL/TRADE Killies. Join the Killie Trader List visit http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/killietrader ______________________________________________ FREE Personalized Email at Mail.com Sign up at http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup --------------- See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to unsubscribe
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