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I am becoming very disheartened about the fungi section as it seem's to have I think some major problems so here goes as I vent my spleen and apologise now for anyone which is offended by my comment's.
I have always put in a good selection of quality photo's with information on habitat,tree type,information on the gill,pores stem and cap and any other relevant information.This is mentioned in all fungi books as it is very important for a correct identification and for other's to be able to agree or advise on the identification.
If you identify a fungi on Genus only ie Mycena,Agaric I think that it is not possible to put this down as Sure as can be as it has not been narrowed down to a more detailed level so your getting points for Genus only therefore it gives a false impression of how knowledgeable you are on fungi.
I have also noticed that quite a few observation are put on with no information at all and a poor photo of just a cap or gills and it is not possible to agree on the identification as not enough information is given.The other major problem is that I feel that there are quite a few fungi agreed on that are not correct.
The other problem it that new people join the site and add an observation and there is no response even if we cannot identify it we should put something in the comments section to explain why it is not possible to give an identification. On a positive note there are some who are new to the site and have put excellent information and photo's on but this does seem to be the minority.