Notifications on iNaturalist - Please Share Your Ideas!

Thanks for reminding me of that. I would be reluctant to do that, though, because if the users were disagreeing with me on the species I would definitely want to know about it before my ID became a maverick.

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Me, too! I do a lot of general IDs on State of Matter Life observations, so I get a lot of notifications where I can’t tell on the dashboard or from “Show More” whether there is a disagreement or not. I have to open the observation to find out. Example observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35260410

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I open the What’s This at the Community Taxon, to see if we agree or not. Which is lots of extra clicks, but gives me a clear answer.

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That would be great in “show more,” to compare with one’s own ID.

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Yep, it’s extra clicks either way. I just wish it showed on the dashboard, and then there wouldn’t be a need for any extra clicks. :)

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I hope the bird example I gave and the screen shots I added to my reply to paloma helped explain it.

Personally, I see it as less of a display issue and more of an efficiency issue. As both paloma & I have stated, it slows us down to have to open the observation instead of just being able to see the potential disagreement in the activity feed. It also slows the process of getting observations to their best fit taxonomy levels, because my IDs remain unknowingly dissenting, requiring a higher amount of other IDs to move the community taxon.

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same here. Why just not change the background color of the item in the dashboard to reflect the fact you have already reviewed it?
When you spend hours reviewing obs, and you get 25ish notifications back, it’s a hard work tracing back which ones you have already processed given the jungle of notifications for comments and the like.
and to newcomers as I am not getting feedback translates in the impression fellow iNatters just do not care.

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Maybe this doesn’t happen often enough to matter, but I sometimes act on an observation in the Identify Modal that had previously triggered a notification for me. Without going to the observation page, the notification isn’t cleared, though I’ve obviously seen the thing that triggered the notification already.

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Right now if someone @ mentions me in a comment on an observation I’m following, I get two notifications – one that a new comment has been added, and another that I’ve been mentioned. I would prefer to only get a single notification if that’s possible.

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Please recheck the translations when changes will be done. I always felt that they sounded wrong, only today looked closely, it says “идентификация” instead of “идентификацию”.

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When I’m following a user and they make new observations, I get a notification which tells me how many new observations they made. But when I’m subscribed to a taxon and/or location and new observations are made, the notification doesn’t say how many new observations there are. This is particularly annoying when there are exactly 4 new observations, so the row of thumbnails on the notification is full, but I have to click on the notification to open a new page to figure out that, no, there weren’t more than 4 new observations. So, a subscription notification should say how many new observations I’m being notified about.

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I would like to see better ways to get notified about new or changed observations in Projects that I manage. I like the idea of a summary such as: 5 new observations added to your XYZ project, 1 observation changed in your XYZ project. Then the ability to click to expand the list.

Also, notification when someone joins the projects so I can welcome them.

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welcome to the forum!

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