10 000 Determinations on 2nd February 2012!

10 000 Determinations on 2nd February 2012! - Southern Africa : At about 15h30 on 2nd February 2012, we hit 10,000 determinations on iSpot. A determination is when someone posts an identification. It is these identifications that other users can evaulate and either I agree or post a new identification. Determi

At about 15h30 on 2nd February 2012, we hit 10,000 determinations on iSpot.

A determination is when someone posts an identification. It is these identifications that other users can evaulate and either "I agree" or post a new identification.

Determinations are thus the hub of iSpot, providing answers (or suggestions) on one hand, and training us on how to identify species on the other. It is not only experts that can identify - anyone can, and in the process take the first step in the leap towards becoming an expert.

Thank you everyone who has helped with identifications of observations and training of novices (some of whom are definitely no longer novices!). As more and more users join iSpot, we will all learn more and more: not only from the experts - even novices regularly teach us all useful and interesting tips and skills.

Above all, identifying and agreeing on iSpot is fun!

02 Feb 2012
Tony Rebelo