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Description of need:
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Alleviating the need to not only re-enter discrete observation fields for each upload, but to ensure that the correct ones are chosen from the uncurated mass of near identical options
Feature request details:
In detail, describe the feature you are requesting. This includes its functionality, where the feature is implemented, and what it might look like. Screenshots or mock-ups are helpful. The idea is to have a concrete and actionable request which the community can discuss and vote on. It might change through discussion, but it’s much easier to iterate and talk about something specific.
I came to iNat from a long and enthusiastic tenure at Mushroom Observer. With due recognition of the myriad differences between the two platforms, there are a few features from that site which myself and other fungi-inclined folk feel are lacking here, and would be worth implementing in some form. One of those is the ability to create a Custom Observation Upload Template, which establishes a predetermined set of custom fields that will accompany each new upload. Under the current system, not only must those fields be manually selected for each upload, users run the risk of selecting slightly different ones during each upload event, given how many variations there may be (see: Collection). If this functionality already exists in some form on the site, it has so far evaded me and other users.