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WELCOME TO iSPOT

Can we spot newcomers, somehow? And note them here?.
Add a warm welcome note, help with their first few posts specially. Offer support and advice where needed. Maybe?
Here’s one
Andy Watts (ringothegringo)

Or perhaps more simply like Wildlife Ranger here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/757619/robin
Or like this @JoC https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/757316/kite-in-the-sky

There are others who do this.
My plea then is to welcome when you can and add a link here so we can see newcomers

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And another from South Africa


Hope we can take this further

Yes, welcoming new users to Ispot is important. Happy to add a tag in this forum. Here is a lovely photograph of a ‘rockpool ball’ possibly a sea lemon to welcome to anyone who comes her:-)

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A delight - buttons, lemons and Other Organisms- wow BLOOW

Here is a returning iSpotter with an id which perhaps Marland can help with.


Under their old name of Coleus, Plectranthus were popular house plants in UK.

An interesting Orchid observation - which brings up two other observations which require sorting out - we seem to be stuck with possible incorrect IDs, but a good debate anyway.

That’s ace, top idea.

Not in my ref books from the Western Cape but I’ve found something to support the ID in the Kew Database HerbWeb, also JSTOR
But even more exciting is the new member Christopher Volbrecht (LifeLikeWeeds) who posted an agreement
https://www.ispotnature.org/view/user/66850
Deserves a welcome methinks!!
PS
Look at this http://www.floraofqatar.com/plectranthus_pentheri.htm
Some lovely pictures - but not a match!!

Yes, absolutely - we need to watch for his first post

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THINGS are looking up in the SA Community - not only a newcomer but support from community members

Capetonian with an interesting insect

Not a newcomer but someone who needs a little advice - all his observations have the same heading and I found it tricky navigating them. Could you help with advice on his Blue Jellyfish - tags etc https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/757820/photograph

This was suggested quite a while ago, and failed to gain much support.
Mind you, we had many more contributors (and a working - more or less - site) back then. People may feel differently now.

R K (4 years with iSpot) has quite a lot of posts and may need advice.
I’d like to see this thread reserved, if reasonable, for New Posters, ones where one or two of us can do the welcome bit but not over the top.
Is it possible, or even necessary to form a Thread titled Help with IDs? (R.Ks is in the help-with Carousel)
Maybe we should all browse further afield and back in time

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Anina has been welcomed back https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/757917/hibiscus-pink
Agreeing was easy, even from Europe.

Jenny Kyle’s first post - yellow wood ants.

A newcomer and wetland enthusiast


from George in the Western Cape

Also from George is Priscilla one of our experts
Priscilla Burgoyne (Prix Burgoyne)
Field of Interest
Plants, specifically mesembs, crasulas & portulacas…and of course Cytinus
http://www.botanicalgarden.org.za/

Carl is a newcomer from SA too, whom I have welcomed here. Beetle experts please have a look.

Welcome to Petrus, with an interest in photography,