I’ve spent a fair bit of time recently inactivating what seems like an endless stream of ungrafted taxa that are long-extinct fossils that keep getting imported, yet no observations added. From previous discussion (thanks @bouteloua):
As cool as archaeological and geological finds are, iNaturalist’s focus is on users sharing their observations of recent, wild organisms and it’s not really the place for uploading observations of other things. To make it an ever expanding platform for archaeological finds, artifacts, geology, etc., would blur the focus of the site and make it significantly more difficult to run. A few fossil uploads here and there (properly marked as not recent evidence) are fine, but it would be better to find or create other platforms specific to those types of finds (eg rockd.org rather than shoehorn them onto iNaturalist. iNaturalist code is open source so it could be theoretically adapted to create such platforms.
So clearly we don’t necessarily discourage fossil taxa. What’s the best way to deal with them when they get imported and end up ungrafted? Is it acceptable to leave them dangling in the ‘ungrafted taxa’ category?