Does iNat have Metadata for the site?
For instance, I would like to know exactly how
- iNat assigns “Similar Species” in the Taxon Page.
(is this all identifications at that rank that are no longer the current ID. Does withdrawing an ID remove it from the “Similar Species” taxa, etc.).
- Similarly: what is meant on any particular page by “species”. Yes there are some summaries (on the forums or bloggs or somewhere) about how different pages summarize species differently, but where can I easily find out exactly how a particular page calculates “species” when I am on that page.
- It took me a long time to figure out that iNat calculates identifications as identifications by a user, including maverick IDs, but excluding identifications of ones own observations.
Ideally I should like to access the metadata for a specific page from the page itself.
The (?) boxes are very useful when they exist. (e.g. for charts in the Species Page and the “whats this” on the community ID on an observation), but should metadata not be standard and available for all pages where summaries and calculations are made?