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01.12.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 77,164 records, the number of contributors to 1,116. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

01.11.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 76,609 records, the number of contributors to 1,111. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

30.09.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 75,999 records, the number of contributors to 1,103. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

18.09.2016
The map module is now able to search not only for cities and map sheet numbers in dynamic mode, but also for geographical coordinates (latitude, longitude, formatted as "49.453173, 8.447580"). The search function has been adapted accordingly. To a certain extent, the format of the search item is recognized automatically and there is no need to toggle the dropdown field before searching.

01.09.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 75,078 records, the number of contributors to 1,084. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

14.08.2016
Observation of Stenoria analis near Sandhausen (North Baden).

12.08.2016
Minor expansion of the highlights from the requests for beetle ID: In the category "best answers" you'll find those admin comments which got the most likes from our users.

07.08.2016
In the submission module for beetle ID the stages (egg, larva, pupa, imago and habitat) shown in the submitted photos can now be assigned directly upon submission of the inquiry.

31.07.2016
I've just uploaded the gallery update with 36 new species from 11 families. The number of species available on kerbtier.de increases to 2,541. At the same time the database of the map module increases to 74,012 records, the number of contributors to 1,036. I wish all visitors a pleasant stay on kerbtier.de!

04.07.2016
Record of Ophonus cordatus near Neuleiningen (Anterior Palatinate) and Agrilus guerini near Monsheim (Southern Wonnegau).

01.07.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 72,425 records, the number of contributors to 997. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

05.06.2016
The submission module for beetle ID got a new validation routine today: When submitting an inquiry, the inquiry text is parsed for a valid discovery date, a body length and – as the case may be – a valid species name from the user's pre-ID. The results are displayed in a box below the inquiry text. Please always make sure to submit a complete and correct inquiry. This helps our admin team tremendously.

01.06.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 69,895 records, the number of contributors to 955. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

19.05.2016
I just added a new category to the module on highlights from the requests for beetle ID: In the category "Late corrections" you can find those inquiries, where we corrected our initial determination later than one month after the inquiry was submitted. Not exactly a highlight, but still useful...

30.04.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 67,935 records, the number of contributors to 920. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

23.04.2016
I just further enhanced our new module on highlights from the requests for beetle ID. I have added a thumbnail view and two additional categories, namely "Exotic species" and "Often submitted". The latter supersedes the former standalone module "Most requested species", which I removed as a consequence. I hope you find the new functionality useful!

18.04.2016
At the suggestion of Holger from the kerbtier.de ID team I programmed a new page with the highlights from the requests for beetle ID which I just uploaded this evening. On this page you can find recent highlights from our user's requests for beetle ID (optionally 7 days, 4 weeks, 3 months) in the categories "Best photo", "Most endangered species" and "Rarely submitted species". With this page we want to recognize the efforts and successes of our sedulous contributors, both as a commendation as well as an incentive to all our users. Thanks to Holger for the good idea and to all visitors a pleasant stay on kerbtier.de!

31.03.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 66,574 records, the number of contributors to 896. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

13.03.2016
If a request for beetle ID contains more than one photo, the user can select the photo to be displayed. Up to now, the selection took place via small buttons underneath the photo container. I have changed this now and added a thumbnail preview, which also triggers the photo selection. It is located in the upper left corner of the photo container and is dimmed. At the same time, I have moved the stage container to the upper right corner of the photo container and dimmed it as well. If you move the mouse into the photo container, both elements are shown with 100% opacity and can be used as normal. I hope the new UI feature proves useful and does not clutter the UI.

05.03.2016
As many users of the inquiry module may know, our admin team has flagged the development stages (egg, larva, pupa, imago) shown on the submitted photos, thus making them searchable in the search module. However, up to now only one stage could be flagged, even in cases where several were shown in the photos. Therefore I have revised the entire complex around the development stages. From now on, our admins can flag all development stages shown in a set of photos submitted with an inquiry (e.g. egg AND imago). I also added "habitat" as additional criterion. In all inquiry modules the flagged stages are shown in full text mode as a small graphic container, e.g.  , where the available stages are marked in green.

Among the almost 40,000 inquiries submitted so far, there are many showing several stages. Which means of course, that we have to work through them and flag them correctly. In this respect I would like to ask for the help of our users: If you find any inquiries with wrong or incomplete flagging of the development stages, please let us know. Of course not by email, but with the dedicated functionality I just implemented: If you click on the stage container, a popup window opens, where you can enter and submit your correction. The correction proposals will be reviewed regularly and applied once approved by the admin team.

Addendum: As the new functionality is still in its infancy, I just found and removed a few minor bugs. Everything should be working fine now. At the same time a revised the GUI of the stage correction popup window and the like functionality.

28.02.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 65,964 records, the number of contributors to 889. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

30.01.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 65,218 records, the number of contributors to 882. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle, especially to Michael Stern.

05.01.2016
The faunistic database just increased to 64,097 records, the number of contributors to 872. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle, especially to Reinhard Weidlich.

01.01.2016
I wish all visitors of kerbtier.de a happy and prosperous New Year 2016 and lots of fun with the beetle hobby!

New Year 2016




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