I have been playing around with some data from iNaturalist and when I go to export data I see a large yellow box with text in it with other options for getting data. Specifically there is the first line that reads:
Large exports slow down our infrastructure and make it harder for us to release new changes. Here are some other options to consider:
I am curious as to what it means that it “make(s) it harder for us to release new changes”. I make an export and then I delete the export off of iNaturalist when I am done. I have looked at GBIF and the other methods for getting the data I want but it has been much easier to get the data from iNat.
I thought maybe there was something I am missing and someone can explain it better.