I would like better search tools for managing common names. I’m thinking of something that might look similar to the flag search and would have the ability to search by:
scientific name/taxon id
external name provider
A search like this would be super helpful in trying to manage common names and lexicons. For example, Ju|'hoan and Juǀ’hoan both currently exist as available lexicons. If we could search for common names in these lexicons, we could consolidate and let staff know to remove the (now empty) duplicate lexicon.
Just to be clear, the source is not the same as the creator. It’s similar to a new taxon – e.g. I could be the creator of a taxon, but the source of the taxon is POWO.
There is already a request to make it easier to include sources for common names, you can add to the discussion there. This request is independent of that one.
Is this field for the creator of the taxon or for the creator of the common name? Yesterday I wanted to know the creator of wrong common names, so I could check all his other ‘‘improvements’’.
TrueBlue writes here exactly what I also am looking for: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/summary-of-names/12272/5. Does this Feature request include this option?