Missing "Add From Your Observations" in traditional project

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About):

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Chrome

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/my-yard-survey

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): I was told by other users via another query in this forum that I should be able to select observations from among those not already in my traditional project by following the link “Add From Your Observations,” however, that link is missing

Step 1: Login to iNat, click on Projects>“My Yard Survey”

Step 2: Look for link to “Add From Your Observations” (not there)

Step 3: Stare blankly at screen and (lightbulb), submit bug report

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My understanding is that the “Add from Your Observations” link is not available for projects where the settings only allow curators to add observations.


I don’t know whether that is intentional or not – non-curators wouldn’t have a use for that link, but it seems reasonable that a curator might want to find their own observations to add.

At any rate, the link would have gone to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/becksnyc?not_in_project=my-yard-survey&place_id[]=2780&verifiable=any.

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As above, plus I’ll add that curators have access to the “find suitable observations” link as well, which just isn’t filtered to your own observations. Easy enough to add your username as a filter to either the project (so that it does become part of the curators “find suitable observations” filtering, or on a case by case basis through the filters edit box once there…

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