New observers and ID's needed!

Hey friends,

I've noticed quite a few new users of iNat, and with the new users come a LOT of new observations... A LOT of these observations then need some ID's! So, if you have some spare time, scroll through the ID please section. It's a great way to welcome the new users, and it inspires them to get more observations and higher quality observations too.

Here is a link with the filters that I use... I deselect the "needs ID" -- I've found that some observations are mis-ID'ed (I'm not throwing stones because I've been wrong thousands of times when I give ID's to folks!).

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=any

And hey, use the comments too -- be sure to say "neat observation" or something along those lines.

I got into iNat because of the welcoming community, so I sure want to reciprocate that welcome. Hope you do too! Thanks to everyone that's already been doing lots of ID's!

Posted by sambiology sambiology, August 07, 2016 21:33

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Thanks for the heads up Sam. I haven't been giving many ID's lately and it is a big help getting some ID's or feedback on your observations.

Posted by wildflowerenthusi... about 5 years ago (Flag)

Sounds good! I know quick responses to my first observations yesterday kept me interested in adding more.

Posted by drmagnum about 5 years ago (Flag)

Will do, Sam. And have done a couple of times recently. You were welcoming to me back in January when I joined after overhearing the word "iNaturalist" in a meeting.

Posted by stevejones about 5 years ago (Flag)

I'll certainly do what I can. I know it's always very encouraging to get an ID on a photo that I have no idea about or would have to take some time to key.

Posted by nathantaylor about 5 years ago (Flag)

Will do, Sam. I certainly make mistakes and appreciate when fresh eyes help me, so would be happy to help where I can!

Posted by forester14 about 5 years ago (Flag)

Sounds like a great idea!

Posted by rangertreaty50 about 5 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the tips and keeping a positive atmosphere.

Posted by tth008 about 5 years ago (Flag)

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