I’ve been seeing more and more questions on the forum from researchers and graduate students in the general forum. I’m wondering whether it would be helpful to have a separate section like there is now for ‘Educators’ for questions related to research usage, citations, or analysis discussions for researchers. I see some cons, as a lot of these questions are often broadly interesting, but I also see some pros since I see a lot of people asking the same sorts of questions and a central hub might make it easier to find those answers.
I know something similar was proposed about a year ago and decided against: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/data-users-developers-analysts-section/3618
Other alternative thoughts: A more comprehensive tutorial on research usage of iNaturalist? I’ve been considering putting one together and this might help with that? Open to other suggestions.