When: 2020-08-19

Collection location: Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

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Hi, Joe
By: Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
2020-11-19 08:31:01 CST (-0500)

I know it’s MO policy to remove synonyms from the website; however, there is a downside to consider. When trying to utilize descriptions added to MO, all of the older hyperlinked names will be diminished, and we will no longer be able to compare the names easily. It removes a valuable point of research!

Erlon

Older vs newer names
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2020-11-17 23:25:28 CST (-0500)

John:
Good question about merger.
Best practice is usually:
- Synonymize the two names, Deprecating the older one in favor of the current one. (I"ll do that in a minute.) That automatically makes the current name appear as part of the Site ID, and makes it unnecessary (and bad practice) to propose the newer name.

Joe

one is an older name
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2020-11-17 19:42:01 CST (-0500)

one is the older name. Should the names be merged