Most newcomers (and some seasoned contributors, too) are not aware of some valuable Bugguide information or functions buried here and there, such as the glossary or the advanced search. Perhaps we need a welcome page that lists the most useful links. Wikipedia has such a page and newcomers are directed to it. We could do the same.
. Instructions on how to post an image.
Dos and Don'ts
Where do I post it?
This may help you when moving a posted images: List of Experts
and Supplementary List of Experts
. You can keep up to date by reading the forums. Also don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially in General Discussion
and in Photography
Looking at the other forums you will realize that you can contribute not just photos but information, corrections, etc.
Summary of Bugguide articles
. You will find some of the articles very useful, particularly those in: Bugguide Basics. For instance Frequently Requested IDs
, Guide to Critical Images
and Guide to Frass
. Caution, due to some site constraints navigation is a little tricky (this may change in the future). Read: Hints for use, under Remarks.
In addition to the search at the top of every page there is: Bugguide advanced search
To find your user number, click on "Your Images" in the upper right of your screen, and then look at the url that appears.
Is there something else I should mention? I welcome suggestions.
For lack of a better place I think that this could serve as an information page for newcomers. I plan to start referring people to it.