1) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Chicks (Message 2133)
Posted 11 Nov 2013 by Cercetare Galati
2) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Badger? (Message 2084)
Posted 4 Nov 2013 by Cercetare Galati
I would like to discuss this video: predator at the nest
3) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Take off (Message 2064)
Posted 1 Nov 2013 by Cercetare Galati

take off at 2:46
4) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Unsure Marking ! (Message 2063)
Posted 1 Nov 2013 by Cercetare Galati
have anything unsure set to not affect your stats

Thats imposible! When you are unsure and still forced to take a decision, you are only guessing. And guessing will definaly affect the stats. Mine and yours!

I DID MESS UP YOUR STATS by using the unsure button and I will continue to do so untill I can properly skip.

As a new member that wants to stay around, thats the only option I have. To mess up your stats and the science behind this project ,or to stop viewing videos. Bolth options are bad.

If one experienced user marks yes on a difficult video but two less experienced mark unsure (wich they really are), bolth your stats and the science are negativly affected. So whats the beneffint of the Unsure?

Please give me the skip option so that I dont mess up your stats or the science! And so that we bolth live happaly ever after! :)
5) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Unsure Marking ! (Message 2062)
Posted 1 Nov 2013 by Cercetare Galati
STEVE, sorry, it is possible that I mess some of your markins by selecting unsure but I really was unsure. And this also happend to me. But what can I do? I see two options, to skip (marking unsure) or to quit this project. I dont want to mess your videos but I dont twant o quit aither. Not yet, althoug its getting fustrating.

I still think we can improve this validation process. The sistem has flows. Can we come up with some ideas to improve this for us and for the science? And to tell the administrators the changes we want to make this project better.

Isnt better to simply skip and let other that do see something mark it?
Please, we need that skip buton to replace all unsure ones.
6) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Unsure Marking ! (Message 2058)
Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Those Unsure buttons should be removed. It is so confusing. Sorry, I did mess a few videos by selecting unsure while some of you thought other wise. When I am forced to guess on a video I might not do a good job and this negativly affects other people and the science. GUESSING IS NOT SCIENCE!

All those Unsure buttons should be replaced by one skip button.
7) Message boards : Webpage and Application Code Discussion : Skip option (Message 2057)
Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
I belive a skip option is needed for videos that I fell I can't make a relevant observation on.

Not having such an option makes me gues what is happening in the video and also even more distructive it makes me wonder what other people might do. When we are put to gues on a video its very probable that someone else will guess diffrent. Forcing less experienced users to rate a video could very easily drop the accuracy of more experienced users. The current system makes the evaluation less relevant.

When I skip a video, it should remain available for anyone else that might want to review it, unless they also decide to skip it. And there should be a list with the most skipped videos that the experts (or anyone that is up for the challenge) can review them.

Skipping already happens, but in a distructive way. By refreshing and by marking unsure.
8) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Unsure Marking ! (Message 2056)
Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
I'm getting tired about this accuracy thing. I want to discover a nest with eggs hatching or chiks but this thing is taking the joy away. I dont want to care too much about this accuracy anymore.

So, how do I do it? When I find a video with poor visibility, I mark unsure for presence and absence and no for enything else? I want to get over those videos and move on, without affecting other people.

I know my accuracy will go down becouse of those videos but trying to please this system makes the whole experience not worth it.

I still belive we should have a skip option.
9) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : How is accuracy affected with reported videos? (Message 2035)
Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Yes, I also stop when the same videos are coming back. I don't want to waste my time. I guess this also discouraging people from further participating in the project.

That's way it's important to be able to skip and move on to help with the videos that you can really help.
10) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : How is accuracy affected with reported videos? (Message 2033)
Posted 31 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
By an expert, I mean one of the scientists behind this project. We are helping them and they should help us too. I'm skipping the videos anyway by refreshing but they keep coming back randomly it seems. And because the same videos are coming back so often it suggests that many people are skipping those videos.

Anyway, skipping this way is annoying and time consuming. We should enjoy this process by helping with the videos at the level of difficulty we feel comfortable with. Skipping means that this level of difficulty is to much for me.

When I skip a video, it should remain available for anyone else that might want to review it, unless they also decide to skip it. And there should be a list with the most skipped videos that the experts (or anyone that is up for the challenge) can review them.

I cant help with everything. And if the little help I can offer (by selecting the videos I review) is not enough, them maybe I should find something else to do. I don't want to review only easy videos as this would become boring. More difficulty is challenging and fun but I should decide how much and when.
11) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : How is accuracy affected with reported videos? (Message 2026)
Posted 30 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
I still think that we should be able to skip videos without any penalties. Its a way of saying that you can't help with that particular video. We are here to help not to do all the work. We can review most of the videos but those that are to dificult should be reviewd by an expert. When several people skip a video that video should go to an expert.
12) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : How is accuracy affected with reported videos? (Message 2020)
Posted 30 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
With this bad videos we cant really talk about an observation. Its more guessing then observing. You can not have accuracy with gambling. If we cant skip the video at least the accuracy should not be affected by reporting a problem with a video.
13) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : How is accuracy affected with reported videos? (Message 2018)
Posted 30 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Maybe we should have a Skip button. If its to hard to tell what is happening we should be able to Skip that video without affecting our scores and leave it for more experienced users or for an administrator if more people are skiping that video. Also when we skip a video, that video shouldn't appear to as againg.
14) Message boards : Number Crunching : I dont understand the validation for this video (Message 2012)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati


http://wildlife.und.edu//share/wildlife/streaming_2/oil_development/2012/sharptailed_grouse/Blaisdell/150.022_Predation/6-21-12_150022_Predation/CH00_20120623_051054MN_CHILD0.mp4

I have marked this video yes for bird presence, absence, leaves and returns but it was invalidated.
It seems that the problem is at the "bird leaves". The way I see it, the bird returns at 7:20, picks up an empty egg shell and leaves with it at 7:35
Is the bird considered leaving for this video?
15) Message boards : Cafe : Okay, I have to ask (Message 2011)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
I also was wondering about that and I didn't think to click it.
What does the total mean? It includes video that hasn't been uploaded yet?
16) Message boards : Science : Any other species? (Message 2010)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Is there going to be any other species included in Wildlife@home? If yes, when?
It would be grate to have some diversity!
17) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Bird returns ??? (Message 2008)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Why is the bird leaving with the egg shell?
18) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Returns to pick up an empty egg shell and leaves with it (Message 2007)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati
Sorry! I haven't noticed there were another post on the same video.
Can this thred be deleted, since its a duplicate?

The first post on this video:
http://volunteer.cs.und.edu/wildlife/forum_thread.php?id=357
19) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : 14 eggs (Message 2001)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati

What is the highest number of eggs laid by one bird?
20) Message boards : Image and Video Discussion : Returns to pick up an empty egg shell and leaves with it (Message 1998)
Posted 29 Oct 2013 by Cercetare Galati


The bird returns at 05:18:14 to pick up an empty egg shell and leaves with it.
Why is she doing this?