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09.12.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 47,005 records, the number of contributors to 617. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

23.11.2014
Hello kerbtier.de users, I made the next development step in the page layout of kerbtier.de: The top banner is now collapsible and the main menu remains permanently visible at the top of the page. Similar behaviour like e.g. the homepage of Twitter. Please press refresh in your browser when visiting for the first time to reload the new CSS stylesheets and javascript files.

22.11.2014
At the request of my co-admin Michael I added a progress bar to the submission module for the upload of photos via drag & drop (it's not shown though when uploading via the fileselector as javascript does not control cgi uploads). And our user BUG proposed to allow the users to delete/replace uploaded photos while submitting requests, which I implemented right away. Furthermore, you can now jump back to previous editing steps (photo upload and data entry) by clicking the respective green progress arrows to apply any changes before finally submitting. Thanks to both for the good ideas! Keep it up!

21.11.2014
Over the past days I wrote a new version of the submission module for requests for beetle ID. It allows the upload of up to three photos in one single step, either via the classic file selector dialogue or directly via drag & drop in the upload window. I used the XHR2 specification to implement this new functionality, so a fairly recent browser version (IE10+, FF31+, Chrome31+, Opera25+, iOS Safari7.1+) is required and javascript must be enabled. I hope the new functionality makes the posting of requests more convenient and efficient!

09.11.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 46,798 records, the number of contributors to 612. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

30.09.2014
Yesterday and today I successively added two new features on kerbtier.de: Starting today, the phenograms do not only show my own discovery periods, but also those of the users, who submitted their discoveries to our inquiry module. Only reliably determined inquiries are considered, which have been made in Germany and released by the users for use in the distribution maps, and which - of course - do contain a valid date of discovery. In this way, approx. 10,000 additional records have become available in the phenograms. In this context, I would like to request all users, who submit their inquiries to us, to provide an exact date of discovery in the form DD.MM.YYYY so we can automate the extraction of discovery dates. To support that, I wrote a little calendar module in javascript and added it to the inquiry module.

21.09.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 46,311 records, the number of contributors to 600. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

20.08.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 45,928 records, the number of contributors to 582. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

27.07.2014
I've just uploaded the gallery update with 31 new species from 13 families. The number of species available on kerbtier.de increases to 2,463. At the same time the database of the map module increases to 45,383 records, the number of contributors to 552. I wish all visitors a pleasant stay on kerbtier.de!

20.07.2014
Observation of Chlorophorus varius near Schweigen-Rechtenbach (Südliche Weinstraße).

05.07.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 44,815 records, the number of contributors to 520. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

02.07.2014
Record of Harpalus marginellus on May 17th, 2014 at the Felsenberg near Schloßböckelheim (Nahe valley).

22.06.2014
Observation of Cylindera germanica near Waldstetten (Swabian Jura).

20.06.2014
Record of Comasinus setiger near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinate).

09.06.2014
Record of Ceutorhynchus coerulescens and Longitarsus quadriguttatus near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinare), Clanoptilus geniculatus near Flörsheim-Dalsheim (Rhine Hesse), Sepedophilus bipustulatus on the island Reißinsel near Mannheim, Scintillatrix rutilans in Reutlingen, Phaedon laevigatus near Mannheim-Sandhofen, Cryptocephalus nitidulus and Smicronyx reichii in the arid floodplain near Grißheim, Cryptocephalus exiguus near Au am Rhein as well as Pachtychius sparsutus and Smicronyx coecus at the Felsenberg near Schloßböckelheim (Nahe valley).

31.05.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 43,622 records, the number of contributors to 477. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

10.05.2014
Hello kerbtier.de users, I just hacked a bit on a new piece of code this morning and out comes the powerful new Universal search. Its use is simplicity itself. You can search in all categories of kerbtier.de at the same time by species or family name, e.g. in the family overviews, predefined photo comparisons, requests for beetle ID, featured species of the week, distribution maps and more. The matches will be displayed with number of matches per category and a link will lead you directly to the result overview in the respective category. I hope you enjoy the new functionality and use it a lot.

06.05.2014
Record of Euoniticellus fulvus and Amara sabulosa near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinate).

05.05.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 42,420 records, the number of contributors to 444. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

26.04.2014
Minor improvement in the map modules based on the Google Maps API: From now on the elevation above sealevel will be shown alongside with the map sheet number when clicking a point on the map. Furthermore, the user can zoom to her/his current position if the browser supports this functionality. When accessing the respective page(s) for the first time, please press refresh in your browser to load the updated javascript.

23.04.2014
Record of Harpalus subcylindricus and Ophonus schaubergerianus near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinate).

21.04.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 41,606 records. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

19.04.2014
Dear users of the kerbtier.de beetle ID module! Over the last few weeks I received several requests, whether we could allow the user the edit her/his request for beetle ID after initial submission., e.g. add further photos or provide additional relevant information for ID. Exactly that is possible from now on! The kerbtier.de ID team can send callbacks with respect to submitted requests and can release them for further editing/processing by the user. The user will receive an email including a link to the editing page for her/his inquiry, where the inquiry can be edited once within 48 hours - to the extent permitted by the ID team. I'm very curious how the new functionality will perform in practice. In any case I recommend a look into the revised manual (see the new chapter 4).

13.04.2014
Record of Gymnetron rostellum and Lixus sanguineus near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinate).

19.03.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 41,285 records. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

09.03.2014
I've just made a few minor changes of the site layout. kerbtier.de now displays a sticky footer bar on all pages, containing some important links as well as functions to switch language. The accessibility of the social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flattr) has been improved as well. Please don't forget to push the refresh button in your browser to reload the revised style sheets and javascripts.

19.02.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 40,749 records. Thanks to Michael Stern, Ingrid Altmann and to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

04.02.2014
The faunistic database just increased to 39,824 records, the number of contributors to 395. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

01.01.2014
I wish all visitors of kerbtier.de a happy and prosperous New Year 2014 and lots of fun with the beetle hobby!

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