[a very apposite comment. quote=“Surreybirder, post:2, topic:1822”]
A friendly community who don’t pour scorn on my sometimes bizarre ID attempts - everyone has been so supportive of each other, which is a model of how any community ought to be!
I couldn’t agree more. It is very easy just to see the negatives sometimes (I have a tendency to pessimism!) but I for one have learnt more than I would have though possible from everyone I have interacted with on iSpot. I particularly love the comments section. The contributions that people add there can lead to hours of absorbing investigation (easy to call it ‘wasted time’, but it rarely is). And then there are the jokes, and the references to books and people and music and all sorts of other things. It’s a rare day when I feel so gloomy that iSpot can’t cheer me up!