The inclusion of ‘AND’ and ‘NOT’ in searches would be useful for anyone wishing to simultaneously view different taxa, or to exclude groups. If someone was an expert in both grasshopper and scorpion ID, for example, viewing both would require them to view all Arthropods as well. Similarly, if I want to ID Gastropods, I have to wade through all the nudibranch pictures (which dominate) to view the other taxa too. Any chance of a feature like this being implemented?
This originally came in as a feature request but I popped it over in General instead because you should be able to do these searches with some existing tools:
- Identify grasshoppers and scorpions: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=48894,47651
- Identify gastropods, but not nudibranchs: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?taxon_id=47114&without_taxon_id=47113
You can read more about some modifications to search URLs that aren’t in the website’s user interface filters here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-use-inaturalists-search-urls-wiki/63
Cheers for that, didn’t realise that functionality was available.