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This post originates here
and from Clare Flynn's response.
I believe that there is an underbelly of VERY good and experienced Naturalists in iSpot. I don't just mean mentors or badged experts nor, necessarily, those with 5 icons.
If you one takes a look at bird postings (I'm generalising) one can see the support that is given to difficult 'spots'. The reason? Well I suspect (know really) that the experts therein are watching and contributing like hawks - get it?
In two other zones, particularly, I have attempted to prise out informed comment. One is Marine Invertebrates (I know it's not a Group YET!). I have been successful, a few others have been very supportive and together we have interesting discussions via Comments - which some, inevitably, might find boring.
My point is, and it's not emerging well, is that there ARE people underpinning iSpot who have a broad understanding of spotting, posting, responding and encouraging posters, old and new, BUT who only seem to tick the I Agree box.
This NOT a gripe about Mentors but they, as well as the very experienced Naturalists, ought to make more effort to comment and promote discussion. Amen