Amadan's picture

Etiquette

There are a number of observations (e.g. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/336595), where the person posting has not added a scientific name.
This appears usually due to inexperience, and, recognising the fact; more experienced users then advise them how to do so. Unfortunately, someone else then jumps in and beats them to it.
Perhaps the advise on etiquette should include a request to give these users time to correct their error?

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landgirl's picture

I think you're right

It's kind to allow people time to get used to the site and to complete their correct IDs. We do seem to have quite a few new users at the moment, which is great.
But....one or two of these don't seem to pay any attention to the comments of more experienced users. Frustrating!

dejayM's picture

on to it

You are right but there are more FAR more without an ID at all - the very worst examples of 'Blind Posting'.
As for comments, generally I seem to be wasting my time asking newcomers for just a little more ID information - they have no ticks in the Results Filter.
The solution? There may be one but it will require Admin to get onto it.
A SHORT email to First Posters, explaining some very basic protocol.
See
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/319702#comment-105389
and
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/328731#comment-110686

Amadan's picture

That's a good idea

A pro forma e-mail to new contributors might help a lot.

ophrys's picture

Simple

One of the great things about iSpot is that it is very accessible and doesn't bombard you with information. I think we should keep it that way...I don't think an e-mail to new contributors is necessary. All sorts of people use iSpot, of all ages; most soon get the hang of it. If the odd one takes longer, it doesn't really matter.

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