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Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:09:54 pm »
Bob allows carriage returns in the new system ;)

I think we all feel the same way about our first transcriptions!


Detailed F. Westlake Ord. seaman, as electrician, second class, acting

Wm Wheeler came on board as Lord Wm Percy's assistant at the request of the latter and at no expense to the Government for subsistence.

Imposed forfeiture of 6 days' pay upon J. Corvine, bugler, for being absent without leave May 3 to May 5, both inclusive, by authority of Dept. letter May 20, 14, R.C.-12.

New Environmental Project - The Plastic Tide

Hi there,

We've just launched a brand new project - The Plastic Tide

The Plastic Tide harnesses the power of drone technology in an innovative and revolutionary way; surveying beaches in a series of beach cleans to capture images, and through the help of citizen science, train computers to remotely detect plastic build-up, with numerous and multi-disciplinary applications. Dr. Erik Van Sebille, world expert on marine litter and Science Adviser to the Plastic Tide, says;

"The Plastic Tide will significantly enhance our understanding of the amount of plastic on coastlines, by trialing revolutionary drone-based automatic detection of the litter. This will aid the creation of a global of inventory of marine plastic pollution, and help identify hotspots, impacts and fate of our plastic."

Get involved right now at


Grant & the Zooniverse Team

Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: April 27, 2017, 05:20:12 pm »
I bet he looked a lot younger when he started! ;D

The Dockyard / Re: Unalga I -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: April 27, 2017, 05:18:07 pm »
How about helping to beta test Bob's new OW? ;D

The Dockyard / Re: Unalga I -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:45:39 pm »
Congratulations, Matteo !

I will notify have notified the PTB

Stuart, Please do not work on Unalga. Matteo has been transcribing Unalga from the very beginning, but now he seems to be in the third stream and he is heartbroken at missing pages.

It is sad, but seeing the story from a different perspective is definitely a valuable lesson.

Geographical Help / Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« on: April 26, 2017, 11:28:00 pm »
Edit: And, out of curiosity, i think i just found why gnis misplaced the item on geonames... their record for Golovnin Bay (,P3_TITLE:1402762,Golovnin%20Bay) contains a rectangular region delimited by 4 points... the first point is the only one that has been entered in geonames, the northwestern corner... for such a wide area, the outcome is a pretty huge error.
8) 8) 8)

Geographical Help / Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« on: April 26, 2017, 10:06:52 pm »

I was tracking down the Rocky Point mentioned on the above log page (

Looking at and at, I wonder if the geonames position for Golovnin Bay is really correct. It doesn't match the labeling in the map it is using either!

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat
« on: April 26, 2017, 03:03:16 pm »
Welcome back!

Wartime Challenge - Measuring the ANZACs

Hi Everyone

We're now over a week into our challenge on Decoding the Civil War and now it's time to bring another wartime project into the challenge:

The Measuring the ANZACs needs your help. The 25th of April 2017 is the 102nd anniversary of the World War I landings by Australian and New Zealand troops (ANZACs) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, alongside British and French troops. Find out more about the Gallipoli campaign here:

The Measuring the ANZACs project is transcribing key documents from the personnel files of these troops to understand changes in health and life expectancy. We need your help to transcribe key fields from enlistment documents and service history sheets that tell the everyday and incredible stories of mens' lives and wartime service. 

100,000 New Zealand men served in World War I, in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Can you help us complete the transcription of 100,000 fields in the next month to remember these men? 

Later in the year we will be remembering the Battle of Passchendaele. Your help with transcribing now will allow us to uncover previously untold stories of men who served there.

Please head over to Measuring the ANZACs right now to help us complete our challenge:

Thanks for all your amazing work!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

Thousands of fresh images

Hi there,

Last week your classifications helped discover 7 new supernova candidates bringing the total number of discoveries to almost 400 so far this year!

This week we have another 5750 new images that we need your help to review.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Comics++

The researchers behind the project want to identify comics elements and create an annotated corpus. The project's usage is at least three fold: enhance the creation of digital comics, boost comics research in Digital Humanities, and support the work of collectors, librarians and archivists.

Dive into comics! Read, explore, discover, share... Help expand our understanding of the sequential art!

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at and give us your feedback via this form

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

Decoding the Civil War Challenge - Update

Hi there,

We wanted to give everyone working on Decoding the Civil War a quick update on our seventh day?halfway through?of the 10 ledger 2 week challenge. Because of your enthusiasm and hard work, on Sunday you finished the first 10 ledgers. We still need to process and review these ledgers before they are available to the public, but this is exactly what we hoped for! You have completed an incredible 6,342 classifications, an average of 1,000 transcriptions a day, in the last six days. We are far exceeding our goal of 425 classifications per day!

Now, because of this incredible feat of 10 ledgers in 6 days, which has been mind blowing in a very good way, we would love to tap into your enthusiasm, and beg upon your good graces, and tackle another set of ten ledgers. On Friday we prepared, just in case, a new set of ten. These ten have been called onto the stage and have been added to the challenge. This next set is quite exciting, it includes a letter press volume. We are now focusing the challenge on 20 ledgers in 2 weeks. We can do this!

We would also like to thank all our veteran volunteers who have stepped up and helped out on the Talk Boards. Thank you!

Now please rejoin the challenge at

Mario & the Decoding the Civil War Team

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