|User’s votes are weighted by their contribution to the site (log10 contribution). In addition, the user who created the observation gets an extra vote.|
|I’d Call It That||3.0||5.73||1||(Noah)|
sum(score * weight) /
(total weight + 1)
This is like beating a dead horse… And apparently some people are to block headed to see “value” where there is some.
As it has been pointed out to you before, species list contain valuable information, a quick look into what’s fruiting where. You yourself made a species list of 130 or so species you found at Salt Point at the end of Oct. But what happened to that valuable information? It’s now gone into the abyss of previous messages on a Yahoo Group, probably never to be seen again. If you had posted it here, five, ten, fifteen years from now, one could go back and see that data.
Yes, the list is only as good as the person making it, and it’s a judgement call. Do I trust all 130 names on your list, probably not, but I imagine you correctly identified most of them. Same goes for all list on here. Do I correctly identify 100% of all the species on the list? No. But for most of these species I have listed, I probably have mutable pictures and collections of.
I have tried photographing everything I see. I can not do it.
Earlier this fall on one of the Redwood NP plots I tried it again, it took me three hours to do a plot that normally takes 20-30 mins. Because I was spending all my time photographing very common small mushrooms that you can practically put on the list before you even step out of the car. And this plot only had about 50 species. What would happen on days where I find 175-200 spp? Not to mention the fact that I haven’t had time to upload these pictures to MO, (or even download them to my computer yet).
I will continue to post these list; ones who see value in them will continue getting value, others who see them as “value-free” will be missing out.
Created: 2014-10-22 21:54:45 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-11-29 14:51:50 CST (-0500)
Viewed: 48 times, last viewed: 2016-10-26 03:32:16 CDT (-0400)