About the General category - please read before posting!

This is a place to discuss general iNaturalist-related topics that are not specific #feature-requests or #bug-reports. The iNat Forum is also not a place to seek help with identification or to post unconstructive complaints/grievances.

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  • Disagreement is fine, but please disagree with ideas and do so in a civil manner.

  • Insults, discriminatory language, and the like are not tolerated. Behavior on the forum can also affect the standing of your account at iNaturalist.org.

  • Before starting a new topic, please do a quick search to make sure you’re not duplicating an existing topic. Replies in each topic should stay on-topic or they may be flagged and/or moved to a new topic by moderators and staff.

  • If you have nothing productive to add to the discussion, resist the urge to have the last word; take time away from the forum (and maybe make some observations or IDs!) so you can cool down. Staff or moderators will close or temporarily stop discussion of a topic if it seems to be escalating.

And finally, iNaturalist’s Community Guidelines apply here too. Let’s make this a welcoming and constructive place for everyone.

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