To return to a discussion about adding more than one sex, life stage, or caste to an observation.
I do not want to discuss how an iNaturalist observation should be defined - which (1) everyone on this thread knows (2) is off topic and (3) we don’t necessarily disagree with.
I would like to discuss the annotations and if it is fair that our stubbornness to acknowledge that people will nearly always submit a mating pair or a nest containing several life stages/castes as a single observation will exclude us from recording these arguably doubly or triply valuable data (e.g. a mating pair would show that there is likely a male present, a female present, that they are adults and that they are reproducing). It has been brought up numerous times on this and other threads - how are we not addressing this?
I am also not disagreeing that a mating pair can be added as tag, project or observation field (despite the precedent being set by plants getting reproductive annotations) – but surely the sex and life stage can be added as annotations?