Archivos de diario de enero 2014

20 de enero de 2014

December Photo-observation of the Month

With the winter solstice the December theme was "light". We looked through nearly 700 images from the month for those that had some quality of light during this darkest month. Seven finalists were selected for a popular vote.

Congratulations to the winner Larry Clarfeld for his shot of a Chickadee bathed in light after the ice storm, http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/487680. Keep your photo-observations coming and maybe you will be the January winner!

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10 de enero de 2014

Vote for the December Photo-observation of the Month

With the winter solstice in December the theme was "light". We looked through nearly 700 images from the month for those that had some quality of light during this darkest month. Once again, Vermont naturalists did not disappoint! It was difficult to select just these seven images. Take a close look at each one and vote for your favorite photo-observation. You can vote by replying to this post with the number of the photo-observation you like best.

1. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/492673
2. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/490556
3. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/490547
4. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/487680
5. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/485938
6. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/482946
7. http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/482845

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31 de enero de 2014

Community Identifications Changing

iNaturalist is changing the way observations are identified so that the taxon agreed upon by the iNat community will be the primary taxon associated with each observation (i.e. the taxon used in searches, in determining research grade status, etc.). Currently, you are in full control of the taxon associated with your observation. Everyone else can add identifications, but your observation isn’t associated with a taxon until you agree with those identifications. However, this is a problem for people who don't realize they are responsible for their own data, or for people who just add some observations and then abandon the site. The community puts work into adding identifications, but the observations remain unlinked to taxa and ineligible for research grade status. It’s a bummer for identifiers, some newbies, and especially for project owners who often recruit a bunch of one-time users for an event who never return to confirm IDs.

If you prefer the current system in which an observation’s taxon doesn’t change unless you change it, you should opt-out some time before February 7, 2014. But remember, if you opt out that means you are responsible for managing your data to allow us to get the most out of it!

To opt out:
1. Go to http://www.inaturalist.org/users/edit
2. Uncheck “Accept Community Identifications”
3. Save your settings

Want more information about this improvement? Visit the The (Super) Official iNat Blog at: http://inaturalist.tumblr.com/post/75092437669/community-identifications

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