Public Service Announcement: What to Do When iNaturalist is Offline

I figure we should review the best things to do in these situations, given the planned offline time in a few hours.

  1. Stare at the wall.
  2. Take a nap.
  3. ???
  4. Profit. Browse the iNaturalist Forum.

Anything I’m missing? I swear this probably covers it.

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It’s a good time to edit that backlog of observation photos and consult the field guides…

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Excellent point. Maybe I’ll curl up with my 500+ oversize-page Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds before the nap!

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I guess I have to do some actual work and try to be a responsible adult. (I try to upload my ids whenever I find a gap at my office job)
Or sorting out all my old blurry photos I took, way before I discovered iNat :)

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Important Update:

It seems iNaturalist itself is taking a nap! I knew it was a good idea!

Screenshot 2024-07-10 11.10.05 PM

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I was updating observations on vacation in Washington at a boondocking spot with stable connection after several days of patchy internet connection. But oh well. I guess I will remain five days behind on observations. Womp womp…

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Me when I take a nap and hit the snooze button
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Did they just add an hour?

it seems so

Thanks - the time zones made it hard to notice the change.

And they are back!

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You forgot to touch some grass! Or more accurately for an INat user, take photos of some grass.

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Really good time to get my bottom out the door… into the backyard… make a few more lifers…

Oh! They’re back!

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Five days! My backlog goes back to mid-March…and then there’s all the photos from trips I took before I joined iNat. Stuff to do over the winter :)

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The a app is also working for your backlog of holiday photos.
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Begrudgingly queue up the 50 observations I’ve been procrastinating on uploading

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