Category talk:Wild Animals
Dear, how should that cat be understood ??? Wild mammals only ??? ... or incl. birds ... or later fish ... or insects ... or girly trowies and other beasts ... ;-) Islandhopper 15:05, 10 December 2008 (MST)
- Before Oddie gets near the keyboard.... ;-)
This is a category which needs some thinking about.
But,, As I am at the moment unable to find a picture of Shetland's wildest animal, e.g., the female Trowie, I'm not quite sure how to go about the restructuring of the category.
However, Jeannie has promised me tonight a picture of a very rare Shetland wild animal,,, A Quendale bunny which still has it's tail attached, and hence has not been got to by a bounty hunter.
Now, speaking about tails,,,,
Going to bed.
Robbie 15:27, 10 December 2008 (MST)
Having said that:
It's amazing what you can find with a simple search of the Shetlopedia pages.
does this picture belong in wild animals category???~
Robbie 15:37, 10 December 2008 (MST)
Girlie Trowies ???? They will need a category of their own : "Dangerous Animals" !!!!!
;-))))--Oddrun 15:42, 10 December 2008 (MST)
Dammit Islandhopper, you've opened a can of worms here. ;-)
I've had her listed under the dangerous animal category for ages. But also under the protected and endangered species category.
Maybe Trowies belong in the general category of Wildlife, which one of our members objected to Shetlopedians being entered into. :-)))
Robbie 15:57, 10 December 2008 (MST)
- >>>It's amazing what you can find with a simple search of the Shetlopedia pages.<<<
- Great !! What did you search for ??? Trowie or beast ???
- Islandhopper 16:43, 10 December 2008 (MST)
To be serious..;-), not easy on this forum ;-)))),,,,,but what I meant was wild mammals, not birds and insects or other wild things ;-)))))))))
Cheers , --Oddrun 00:58, 13 December 2008 (MST)
- *lol* ... just an idea: rename this cat to "Mamals" with mamals, birds, fish, insects as subcats to "wild animals" ... ??? Islandhopper 06:35, 13 December 2008 (MST)
Maybe you're missing the point here. The overall category heading is Wildlife. Under which are animals, birds, fish, Shetlopedians, or whatever. If we try to make birds and fish sub cats of wild animals it will just screw the whole thing up.
Robbie 09:50, 13 December 2008 (MST)
- Agreed, Robbie, as far as the overall category wildlife is concerned. What I was thinking about, is the meaning of "animals/wild animals" in terms of common understanding - look at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: RSPCA cares for all kinds of animals from cats & dogs to rabbits & small furries and to reptiles, fish & others etc. (split up into 9 categories on their website). In the same way the Guidance document on the strict protection of animal species of Community interest under the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC - just to take one paper from the administrative world - covers all animals from mamals to insects and algae. So my simple idea was "What will a normal user expect, when he reads about wild animals?" I simply thought wild animals would include all animals (from mamals to insects) living in the wild and in opposition to domestic animals or companion animals or whatsoever ... the more than we do have already this pair of wild animals vs domestic animals as subcats of Shetland Animals ... but I leave it up to you because for my interest subcats edible / not edible would be enough ... poooh, my English is a bit of a mass tonight ... ;-) Islandhopper 16:54, 13 December 2008 (MST)
It's funny that this category always comes back to bite us in the bum every now and then. Then we manage to forget about it and do something else, but that doesn't get over the problem.
I'm going to do a bit of research on how other sites treat the matter. I agree with your concept of what the term animal means, but we have to draw our own guidelines. If for no other reason than to exclude the patrons of certain bars from the equation. ;-)
Give me a few days to think about it, and I'll see if I can find a way around it which will be easiest to format within our present structure.
Anyway, as a point on the topic of the wildlife category... How did we manage to leave out Shetlopedians, yet still manage to include Tour Guides... This confuses me... ;-)))))))
Robbie 17:32, 13 December 2008 (MST)
- Further to this, I have a plan now. A very cunning plan which should sort the whole sordid affair of all the reproductive species which exist within Shetland, apart from the tour guides. :-), I still don't know what to do with them, or how they reproduce. ;-)
I'll try to let you know my plans for the category re-structure tomorrow. :-)
Robbie 17:50, 13 December 2008 (MST)