How to request a 'badge' for a recording scheme or society

On iSpot you will see that various people have 'badges' next to their user name, and each time they make a contribution to iSpot the badge appears, with a link back to the website of the scheme or society they are representing.

On iSpot you will see that various people have 'badges' next to their user name, and each time they make a contribution to iSpot the badge appears, with a link back to the website of the scheme or society they are representing.

If you are involved with a biological recording scheme or natural history society and would like to be badged as representing them, we'd be pleased to hear from you. (Please note that many of the organisations on iSpot have chosen to be represented by their committee members, county recorders or similar, rather than their wider membership, so we cannot always add a badge for the organisations of which you are a member.)

To ask for a badge on iSpot, register with us and then click here to contact us and send the following information:

  • Your user name (this is included automatically if you use the contact us form)
  • The society or scheme you are representing
  • Your role within the society (e.g. member, chair, county recorder, etc.)
  • The address for your society's web page

On receiving your request for a badge, we will contact the society concerned to check that they are happy to be represented on iSpot, and to agree a suitable badge to use (e.g. if your society already has a logo or favicon on its web page we can often use that, or if not we can create something suitable).

Recording scheme/society representatives are playing an important role on iSpot, and we're grateful to all the volunteers who have taken on this role so far - see our list of societies currently represented on iSpot. In return, your society receives additional publicity on iSpot, and we're happy for you to promote any relevant events or activities that your society is undertaking.

For people who are experienced in wildlife identification we can also set up a badge for that - see Can you help us identify wildlife.

If you'd like to set up a badge, or have any questions, please contact us.

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29 Nov 2009
Martin Harvey