Is there a way I can somehow ‘bookmark’ some projects I’m interested in following without joining? As I have no observations in that category but interested in knowing about it. Or joining in the only way? Thank you.
What I do is have a iNat folder on my favorites tab and save it into there. Anytime I want to go to the project I just select the tab.
You can also make a journal entry and copy/paste the link to the project there - that way you can have it even if you are logging in from a different computer.
If you just don’t have observations that fit, it’s still ok to follow the project, there’re no boundaries on that matter.
I put my “favorite” things on my Profile page–that way I have easy access to them anywhere with just one click
I have 2 folders of iNat links on my bookmarks bar.
I definitely think it would be useful to be able to ‘fave’ Projects or Journals in a similar way to observations, so one could access their references within the site.
Thank you so much for all the replies! I think saving a list in either journal or profile is a great idea! Maybe I’ll submit a feature request to ‘fave’ projects directly.
(This is Q more about journal entries than bookmarks or projects.) I have a lot of journal entries and I always have a hard time finding a past topic or post. The Archive list on the right side of my computer screen seems to be the only way to search through them. Is there some other way to search through journal entries, e.g. if I wanted to find that link I pasted into a journal entry?
I use the iNat journal to link to my blog - which is user-friendly for seek and find.
That is a problem… I am hoping they will code a search function into Journals. There is a feature request you can vote for if you’d like to tell iNaturalist you are interested in it. Perhaps if we get a lot of votes it can be implemented.
There is also a request for adding tags to journals which sounds very similar to me - I don’t know if you want to spare a second vote for this.
But, until then, there really isn’t a good way. I suppose you could make your first journal entry a kind of an index by month and then keep editing it whenever you make a new journal entry… that would take some foresight, though.