Welcome wagon

I spend alot of time ID'ing other people's obs, but not as much welcoming new people to the site, partially because we don't have good ways to easily search for these new users.

I'm going to try using this journal post as a place to share the URLs of observations made within the last 24 hours that represent the user's first observation. The plan is I'll paste them in daily as comments on this post. And I'll plan to reference this list if I'm feeling like spending some time welcoming new users. Please feel free to join me or pass this post onto other who might want to help.

@tiwane, @carrieseltzer, @sambiology, @joelle I know you've each asked for functionality to try to locate these new users. This will be a poor mans version of it to see whether an welcoming interface for searching for this kind of new content is worth building.

From the last month:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696720 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696628 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696606 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696569 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696509 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696474 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2696400 (inat)

Publicado el martes, 03 de noviembre de 2015 a las 07:16 PM por loarie loarie

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One of the things I did at Eyefi was create a "My first Eyefi photo" flickr group. Maybe we could have a "First iNat Observation" project? Or is that too badge-like?

Anotado por alexshepard hace mas de 8 años

and you mean have us the community add people's first obs to the project for them? Would that just be a different way for the community to find them then this journal post, or can you think of additional benefits of having them in a project?

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

Thanks, @loarie! Are you going to track somehow whether or not people who get comments go on to add more observations? Can you pull out those metrics?

Maybe I should start keeping a list of all of the new users I welcome.

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 8 años

carrie - I just calculated a quick correlation between having comments and IDs and posting a second obs based on a very small sample size (3000) users and looks like there's a positive correlation of 0.14

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

here's today's new observers:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345998
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346010
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345929
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346047
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346042
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346107
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346245
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346247
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346289
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346315
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346706
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345229
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345204
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346730
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345246
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347082
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345455
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345513
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345559
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346664
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345594
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345781
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345208
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345257
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345685
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2346749
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345869
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345883
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345942
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345928
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347264
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347374
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2345918
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347507
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347622
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347592
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347703
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347670
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347750
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347755
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347862
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347887
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347951
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347978
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348038

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

I think this is a great initiative, Scott (and I like the assessment of correlation you carried out). I'd like to have more time to be able to reach out to these new users for iNat Canada (and all users, really), but unfortunately I don't really have that time. I'm trying to recruit some Canadian Wildlife Federation volunteers to help with this and general ID/ reaching out, so maybe that'll help.
What if we were able to publish this list more generally on iNat so other frequent users can also reach out?

Anotado por jpage_cwf hace mas de 8 años

Hi James - anyone can access this journal post, so if you'd like to encourage anyone to work on these feel free to point them here. I'll start including sites (e.g. MX, NZ, CA) so you can look at just the CA (Canada) ones. Here's new observers from the last 24 hours

www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350794 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351086 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351090 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350863 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348438 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351468 (CA)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351136 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351138 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351149 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351493 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351278 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351418 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351423 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348163 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2347887 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348172 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348245 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348412 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348332 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348418 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348481 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348473 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348491 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348566 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348725 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348280 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348695 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348736 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2348806 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2349306 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2349602 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350070 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350192 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350345 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350367 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2349941 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2350679 (inat)

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

Thanks Scott, that helps to have the country beside the observation. I'll be using this list!

Anotado por jpage_cwf hace mas de 8 años

Here's todays new observers:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2351971 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352359 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352609 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352654 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352586 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353052 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353080 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352705 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353549 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353242 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353240 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353369 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353389 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353709 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353229 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353765 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352488 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353836 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353909 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353560 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353570 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354008 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353630 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354079 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353611 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2353916 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354173 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2352975 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354226 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354250 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354290 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354148 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354430 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354453 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354470 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2354476 (inat)

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

here's todays:
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2356959 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2356774 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357140 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357185 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2356691 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357266 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357280 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357312 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357343 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357443 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357531 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357084 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357838 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2356813 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358285 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357686 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357648 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357698 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357696 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357776 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357940 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358033 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358070 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358093 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357249 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357769 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358533 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358684 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358630 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358949 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359085 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2358036 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359100 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359119 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357597 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359581 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359422 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2359644 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357902 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357845 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2357896 (inat)

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

Monday's first observations from the last 24 hours
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2360769 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2360852 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2360884 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2360994 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361689 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2360982 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361067 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361447 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361481 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362042 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361509 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362203 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362456 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362377 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362496 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362379 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362412 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363034 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363118 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363125 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2361906 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363370 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363343 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363795 (NZ)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363515 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2363530 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364194 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364239 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364553 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364342 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364582 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364371 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2362043 (MX)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364638 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364669 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364654 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364873 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364879 (inat)
www.inaturalist.org/observations/2364603 (inat)

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

alex just mentioned that these daily posts of mine are taking over his dashboard. He's subscribed to this post because he commented on it. If anyone wants to know how to unsubscribe from posts like this go here: http://www.inaturalist.org/subscriptions?type=post and click unsubscribe

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

I want to stay subscribed, but all of the comments show up in the dashboard (not just the most recent) it is a little unwieldy. Maybe start a new journal each week?

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 8 años

I'd prefer not to start a new post because that defeats the purpose of having it be easy for people to find. I could edit the body of the post with the most recent links. Will mean you can't look back, but prob a better approach - sound good?

Anotado por loarie hace mas de 8 años

Sure

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 8 años

wow, you guys all got to these folks quick. i'll be on it tomrorow!

Anotado por tiwane hace mas de 8 años

I know I've been forgetting to check this frequently. I just wanted to mention that I try to catch new Great Nature Project users every other day or so (which often happens before I check this list), but then on this list I haphazardly click a handful in the middle from iNat and welcome them. Hope some of you are starting at either the top or bottom :-)

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 8 años

I love the new new Getting Started page! http://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started

Any progress on making "new user" a search parameter? I'm much more likely to go through new observations if I can set up an RSS feed for it.

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace cerca de 8 años

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