I am not a fan of preventing people from posting - how would you promote the event such that everyone who uses the site would understand what is happening?
But I have often wondered if there is some way to figure out what locations are getting fewer ids than other locations. I live in an area where there are lots of active birders and naturalists and I get pretty quick ids on wild plants, spiders, birds, mammals, and decent frequency of ids on many of the more charismatic insects (butterflies, bees, grasshoppers, and hover/drone flies).
But if I drift across the state border, almost none of those regular identifiers weigh in on those observations which tells me they’ve set a boundary on the state. I think a lot of us do that. And I followed a comment here on the forum to someone’s iNat observations and was kind of shocked that so many of their obs hadn’t had any suggestions (other than their own). It made me realize how lucky I am to live where I live.
So… it got me thinking. In a similar manner of a ‘Bioblitz’ event, could a long weekend event be created to ‘adopt a county/state/region’ with some locations and/or even taxon highlighted that have been historically neglected.
But, it’s worth remembering that a lot of communication about those kinds of things takes place on the forum and I’ve never seen any of my regular identifiers post anything on this forum. One might presume that they don’t read the forum. So even if an event was created, would those folks that identify a lot in one location pick up on it and join the project? In my long life, I’ve sometimes come to believe that one can either try to recruit people or one can just do the work. And I’ve had better luck doing the work than I have in recruiting people. Even when people are enthusiastic, the follow-through rate has been historically low. :-)
On a different note, to echo a few other comments here - last winter I worked a few weeks at moving ‘unknowns’ (some as old as a year or more) into high taxons: plant - insect - spider - mammal - fungi - etc. I rarely tried to do anything lower. Quite a few got moved to lower taxons within hours. Just last week - 8 months later - a good dozen or so of the fungi got moved to lower taxons. Don’t ever discount the benefit of just labeling an ‘unknown’ as ‘insect’. (of course, I think one has to also be diligent in checking notifications if one is unsure. It’s easy for a novice naturalist to label something an insect, for example, that isn’t. Mites, springtails, etc. This isn’t a terrible problem if someone catches and corrects it and one withdraws one’s incorrect suggestion immediately.)