Add a "New to iNat" Species Discovery Counter to User Profiles

My main thought is that this probably takes a lot of server input – it would have to go through every species and check who made the first observation, regularly, to update profiles. Maybe if it was only updated once a day or so it would be less of a server strain.

Remembering that it would have to “remove” firsts if the observation is identified differently.

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yeah, even the existing ‘new species’ notifications on the calendar page don’t really work.

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We’ve done some thinking to see if this is doable, I’m not sure if any conclusions have been reached yet. If implemented, it wouldn’t happen until we revamp profile pages - likely not happening soon. I’ve added it to the list of ideas for the revamp, though.


I removed my vote, since it seems to be on the radar already.