Indication of audio file missing (collection/umbrella projects, user stats)

If an observation has a sound file and no images included, the icon on a project page is the “group” icon, which makes it look like the observation has no visual/audio data (a Casual ob):

Project link - This is a collection project. I have not been able to check the icons on Traditional or Umbrella projects because I couldn’t think of any offhand which would have a sound file on them.

Whereas, it should have the sound icon so that viewers will know there is data, and it fits in with the rest of the icon usage on iNat, like on the Explore page:

These are representations of the same observation. And I have checked it - there is a sound clip, and it does play :-)


The sound icon also doesn’t show on the user stats page for 2019 (or whichever year).

Sound icons show correctly on Traditional Projects, e.g. - though it is a different icon again. Two in fact, one for obs without pics, and one for obs with.

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(Thank you for re-opening this topic @bouteloua :-)

Further to the above:

This is perhaps a different “bug”, but on the carousel of observations at the bottom of a collection project, any observations with only sound (no image) don’t show up at all. And obs with image and sound show no indication of the sound either at the top or on the carousel.

The red star on the below image shows where the sound ob should be to the left of it, and the image ob to the right has a sound file as well, but is not indicated:

I have decided to summarise the variety of sound indication (and non-indication) on iNat. So here goes:


Thanks, added it to my weekly report.

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Sound icons should now be viewable on the top rows and on the observations page of collection projects now (eg, as well as new life lists. Year in Review (what you call User Stats) is only something we work on in December.


Oh fantastic :-)

It is so wonderful that our comments are read, responded to, and acted upon. It is a real privilege to communicate and work with the iNat staff. Thank you so much.


Thanks! Only took a year, I’m sorry about that. :/