We did have our own site. Until Sept 2014. Then it was unilaterally decided to join the two sites - we had no say in that: until then it was OUR site and we ran and totally curated it. That was the last time the dictionary was updated too. After that no one knew how to do it. And we had no curation rights at all, other than to ask the UK curator to add badges.
Having great fun on iNat: even my poor resolution, moving, from far, observations are getting identified. And the filters and projects and content are quite mind-blowing. Even computer-recognition software to ID those especially out of focus, badly cropped, no notes and poor locality observations. I dont think ANY saffricans stayed behind.
As for Lucine submitting her observations to iSpot: that was an oversight: Scouts have been asked to use iNat since November for their Springbok hike and award. Lucine must have been misinformed or failed to check up after our iSpot base at the Cedarberg Adventure 2016 (I dont need to say what it will be in 2018).
Enjoyed the read. Sorry you are so bitter. Sorry that you have nothing more exciting or worthwhile to do than rant on about me. I have no regrets!
Dont worry, midwinternight is over. Things can only get better from now on. Cheer up and find something constructive and exciting to do. Alternatively, you know were we are.
Have a great 2018 a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. May all your prayers about iSpot be answered ...