I recently discovered that iRecord has started importing observations from iNaturalist. I have been using both platforms, so there is a lot of potential for duplication (a verifier recently informed me of one). My initial reaction to this is to wonder whether I should stop using iRecord in order to prevent any further duplication. What exactly are the plans going forward? Can I now assume that all of my research grade observations on iNaturalist will eventually find their way onto iRecord?
When it comes to entering records, the iNaturalist site is vastly superior to iRecord. I can automate the entire process (including adding photos), so it saves me a lot of time and effort. On the other hand, I greatly appreciate the feedback I get from the iRecord verification process, so I don't want to cut myself off from it entirely.
I found a thread on the iRecord issue tracker which gives some insights into what might be implemented. However, it would be very helpful if someone could explain what to expect from a recorder's point of view. Ideally, I would like to use iNaturalist exclusively for uploading all my records, but still get some sort of feedback from iRecord. Is this a realistic prospect?