Data Quality is always an important part in running a Citizen Science project, and sometimes observations of the users don't match that. The location can be off, the classification can be wrong and such.
To improve data quality and also involve experienced users on a deeper level, we will introduce "User Roles". The admins of a project can promote users to "moderators" in the administration interface. Those moderators are able to switch into the edit mode at every spot in your project and:
* correct the location of spots by other users
* change the classification of spots by other users
* change the attributes of a spot by other users
* edit the description in spots of other users (e.g. to correct typos or information)
Users, whose spots get edited by moderators will get a notification. To be visible to the community, moderator users will also have a moderator badge at their user picture (avatar)
Citizen Science Apps:
The new symbol for a moderator user is the yellow crown.
In the Adminsitration interface, the user roles will also be visible and users can be promoted to moderators directly in the spot list:
The "User Roles" feature will be an important step forward to increase the data quality while reducing the workload of the project scientists.For the promoted users, it is also a motivational benefit to be able to share their knowledge and help with the Citizen Science project's data.