Not sure if it's better to ask here or post as a suggestion in the Site Talk forum, but I was wondering if there are any content guidelines for database submissions posted anywhere--something akin to a Wikipedia manual of style. I haven't found any easy links for this either in the About section, Help section, or as a sticky in the Site Talk forum.
I realize that in certain content submission areas, it gives tips. For example when submitting a photo it mentions:
"Photos submitted here must be of a certain quality to be approved. Specifically: The main subject must be in focus, and the image must have the right exposure (not too dark or light.) Additionally, while not a disqualifying problem: please do try to limit photos that include hands, fingers, feet and other non-plant items. Finally, only post photos that are your own work, or those for which you have the license/permission from the image owner."
However, even that could be better if there were minimum suggested requirements for resolution, aspect ratio, file size, etc.
Another I learned from asking about scientific plant names to which zuzu replied that catalogueoflife.org was a preferred guideline for vetting scientific names.
I think listing these little tidbits of information can greatly help newcomers like myself be able to contribute meaningful content. In general, I believe there should be a central location that codifies all the preferences and guidelines for submissions. If there already is and I've missed it, sorry and please direct me accordingly