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This is the Discussion Page for the CZ:Earth Sciences Workgroup

Ciao to all Earth scientists!

I am here inviting you (I mean YOU, whatever the reason you have to be here) to use this talk page for any general purposes about Earth Sciences. This includes:

  • Requests of help (e.g. you are writing about a country and you want the Geology to be checked out by us)
  • Requests of articles from this workgroup
  • Discussion of general issues, e.g., which are the priorities in Earth Science
  • Proposals of Earth Science articles for approval, article of the week or other initiatives
  • Requests to the editors as a group (queries to single editors can always been posted at our personal talk pages)

There are other ways to communicate, i.e., the forum and a mailing list, but I prefer this talk page, which is in my watchlist of course. Cheers! --Nereo Preto 04:35, 6 October 2007 (CDT)


I see what you mean about it not showing up in the category. Still not there. I noticed this the other day when i added the ToApprove template to some articles and they also did not appear in the ToApprove category for several hours. I can only assume that the categories are not updating themselves. Which is strange, in other wiki's they show up immediately. It is possible that after adding the new software last weekend there was a setting that is now wrong? This bug does need to be fixed though. Chris Day (talk) 06:22, 6 October 2007 (CDT)


Well, here I am, Nereo--weighing in so that you're not sitting here talking to yourself.

I wrote (a very little) about drought during the October write-a-thon and I put it in category:Earth Sciences.

It's not showing up. So I guess the first question is, does drought belong in earth science in the first place?

Second, are there any other non-specialist areas where I could help with a layman's draft? I mean, I think that most earth science topics require too much knowledge for non-scientists to be able to write about them, but if there are some general topics where I could be of assistance, I'll help out as time permits.

Aleta Curry 17:37, 6 October 2007 (CDT)

Hey, there's life here!!!
Thanks Aleta. Yes, Drought do belong to Earth Sciences (climate stuff), and yes, there is a problem with articles not showing up in the workgroup lists. I asked for help in the forum.
I don't think Earth Sciences are more specialistic than, say, biology. If anything jumps to your mind and you believe you can write it, just do it. E.g., you might want to add a geology section to Australia, and then ask here to check it out. Or, you may like to surf some already existing articles and tell us if they are understandable, or if you find clear errors. Finally, is there anything you really want to know about Earth Sciences, but the article is missing? Add the topic to CZ:Core Articles!
Unfortunately, Earth Sciences is an enormous discipline. My expertise is about sedimentary rocks, so I cannot really bring drought to a professional level, but sure I can take a look and fix the "easy" problems, if any. Ciao for now! --Nereo Preto 02:35, 7 October 2007 (CDT)

Tree Diagram of all Natura

Hi I am a new author, recently "imported" from wikipedia. The past few days I have been working on creating a tree diagram spanning all of Natura, which if you know anything about the nomenclature and heirarchy of the scientific naming conventions, you will know spans everything from Rocks, Minerals, Animals, Plants, Fungi, Viruses, Clouds, Celestial Bodies, and more. Right now I've gotten alot done, but since I left Biota for last, I am probably not even half way through.

You can find my progress at my wikipedia subpage.

Is there any practical application of this on CZ?

I know there are formatting issues, and those will be addressed after I have finished and can actually see how large this really is.

Thanks in advance.

Drew R. Smith 05:17, 13 June 2009 (UTC)