I’m sure this is a perennial question (pun intended) and I did search for an answer already, didn’t find one.
I noticed a big spike recently in the number of submission of (mostly) yard plants but also house plants and some domestic animals. Many are users with only one or a couple of observations.
I’m wondering what the community thinks is a good approach to reviewing these.
My preferred approach is to first add an ID (I assume that’s what the user is hoping for when they posted it), then to mark it as “Cultivated”. Today I started adding a simple note “Assume it is planted (residential yard); marking “Organism is Wild” = No” which is a small pain, just slows down reviewing process
But many times I cannot add a useful ID, and I’m torn between skipping over the observation to leave it in the Needs ID stage, or hitting the “Captive/Cultivated” button which means in most cases the obs will never get an ID.
What is a good approach that find a balance between 1) using my time 2) iNat objectives 3) encouraging newer users