The only 'behind the scenes' work is done by me the curator (part time). However there are indeed lots of ispotters who help out in various ways e.g. with adding identifications and agreements, comments, creating projects and a variety of other interactions. Some of the users are very keen and are going back over older observations and trying to help further with these by using projects and other publicly available ways at gettng to observations that need attention.
It is also possible for me, as curator, to generate lists of observations or projects that need further attention.
Currently I am wondering if anyone could help with going through the projects and suggesting ones that could be removed so that it is easier to find projects that may be of use to more people. I don't want to remove anything that is still being used so I will ask the creator of the project before removing anything and help them to fix it if it is just broken. I can generate a list of projects so that it is possible to start from the oldest ones rather than having to go backwards from the more recent ones.
Something that everyone can help with is encouraging existing users, encouraging new people to join and asking experts to look in and help with identifications. Indeed if you can suggest suitable experts where it is clear that this is missing on ispot then I could also ask them if they would like to help.