Journal archives for April 2020

April 26, 2020

How YOU can help new users stick around after the CNC

We've got a ton of new users joining because of the CNC, and it would be great if they kept it up after the event. Here's how you can help! If everyone could just take a few minutes each time you finish your uploads, that would be SO GREAT!

Welcoming New Users
If you see someone with less than 50 observations, leave them a welcome note! Just say HI or tell them to tag you (OR ME!!) if they need help by including @kimberlietx in their observation comments. (More examples here: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/responses#welcome)

Broadly Identifying Blank Observations
We will have several days after to ID things, but new users are looking for IDs right away. You don't have to ID to species... just narrowing it down to "plant" or "insect" is very helpful to those of who focus on specific taxa.
QUICK LINK: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=any&iconic_taxa=unknown

Pretend my name is Carrie Seltzer and I wrote more about it here last year:
Tips and tricks for welcoming & helping new users
https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/23794-tips-and-tricks-for-welcoming-helping-new-users

Here's a QUICK LINK you can click on to see observations in DFW with no ID at all from users that created their iNat account in the last week.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?reviewed=any&iconic_taxa=unknown&user_after=1w

Helping New Users to Submit Observations Correctly
There is a page of great "Frequently Used Responses" here https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/responses if you come across photos of Fido or Fluffy, no photo at all, missing locations, etc.

THANK YOU ALL FOR DOING WHAT YOU CAN TO WELCOME NEW USERS AND ENGAGING WITH THEM SO THEY STICK AROUND AFTER THE CNC!!

If this post is rambling and unintelligible, I blame it on the CNC! Feel free to add suggestions/corrections below!

Posted on April 26, 2020 00:51 by kimberlietx kimberlietx | 1 comment | Leave a comment