Why are observations with neither photos nor sound permitted?

     

They are permitted, but just don’t attain “Research Grade”. You can pretty much ignore that status, as there are a lot of observations that are “Casual” that science will use, and a lot that are “Research Grade” that would be rejected. All it means is that certain criteria have been met for the observation, so it would serve as a starting point for scientists using the data. They would likely apply different criteria depending on the taxa/area involved and purpose.

All those casual observations of yours?! Gold… keep 'em coming!

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Why wouldn’t they be?

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Now i understood, they are using the GPS position only of course.

;-)

Not everyone uses iNaturalist the same way. Some people like to use iNaturalist to keep track of everything they see, as an electronic lifelist. Circumstances don’t always permit a photo or sound file. As long as the date and location are included, along with an identification, that’s enough for some people’s purposes.

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