I totally disagree! SANBI joined iSpot to use it as a recording scheme and it works very well.
One can bulk upload (we do! - admittedly it is slow and limited to 100-200 observations overnight) < correction: one could bulk upload - there is a bug in the wizard that now prevents this >
But the correct answer is that you are not using iSpot correctly (or perhaps the UK OU does not have iSpot configured properly): iSpot should be one of the databases supplying data to the NBN, and that is where you should be retrieving iSpot data. Duplicating data by submitting them to multiple recording schemes should not be encouraged.
Clearly,the user base and user expectations of the UK and Southern African communities are worlds apart! And quite honestly, this travesty of a new site is seriously affecting our data retrieval and causing unacceptable levels of data corruption.