Undoubtingly an unpopular request but it’s quite annoying when many observers (mostly one-time users) will submit their sighting and leave it at private, when we can’t identify the species. Here’s an example. I was identifying bluebird eggs/nestlings and several are identified as Eastern Bluebird but since they’re private, I can’t confirm that since eggs and nestlings of the other two species, Western and Mountain, are identical and can only be identified by range. But since they’re one-time users, they’ll probably not get back with my request to make an obscured location. Other examples include a private location “Golden Eagle”. If it’s New World, I can say yes that’s a Golden Eagle but if it’s Asia or Europe, I need to decide which of like a dozen species it could be.
Not only that, I don’t see many problems being made as most users who are avid iNaters already know that the obscured option are efficient in providing a location but keeping the privacy of the exact location.