I was thinking that it may be beneficial for ID’s to include banners at the top (in the way that introduced/native species are listed) that stresses that a certain taxon cannot be identified using images alone. I don’t know how often users visit the actual taxa when making an identification vs. trusting the automod—but I feel that it may be effective as some deterrent that prevents people from making ID’s based on the images of other individuals that are there that may have been ID’d with dissection or other methods. For example, I work with leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and there are numerous taxa that cannot be ID’d beyond a certain extent that causes some issues with frequent mis-ID’s based on a single observation that was ID’d using a separate method in tandem with the photograph (Gyponana, Scaphoideus, Osbornellus, etc.). Anyway, I thought I’d suggest this as it had been on my mind for a while.
In addition to this, as a much larger and more difficult change, I was wondering if a community wiki could be available for each taxa that could be edited to key-in users on how to ID their observation (maybe only accessible to editing by curators). I know wikipedia pages are linked to taxa, but I thought an iNat-specific community wiki would be more helpful. If something of this sort already exists, please direct me to it!