Most of the common names featured on iNat do not have a consistent format, but there is still a guideline to make the format match in the “Curator Guide” page (https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/curator+guide#names).
The thing is that the guideline featured in the “New Taxon Name” pages do not say anything about that format guidelines; and anyone, not only curators, can add common names to almost any taxa
(For example if you would want to add a common name for Bellis perennis this would be the page and the guidelines https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/55563/taxon_names/new)
I think that this make little to no sense, and I think that this guidelines should appear in the guidelines of the “New Taxon Name” page, at least as an external link.
This probably could help not also to the consistency of the format, but also some other issues, for example with “bad common names”, also featured in the “Curator Guide” page.
What do you think? Is there any information of this topic that I am unaware of?
This is not a bug nor a feature, so I wasn’t sure in what category I should put this draft.