We have added a new filter for account creation to the Identify page, in the “More Filters” area:
Right now the two options are to see only observations by accounts that were created more than one week ago, or to only see observations made by accounts created within the last week.
The intention for the former choice is allow identifiers to filter out observations by new users if they want to, especially in situations like the recent Penang Bioblitz when things might be overwhelming and the identifer wants to focus on other new observations. Conversely, the second filter can be used to focus only on identifying observations by new users and welcoming them to the site. It should be helpful in as users start joining for the the upcoming City Nature Challenge.
Either way, we hope all new observations are seen by other users and IDed, or marked captive, etc; this just gives identifiers a bit more control over the types of observations they will be seeing when using the Identify page.
Let us know how these are working out for you, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to contribute IDs and comments to the observations of other users.