Information that meets the Open Forestry metadata standards passes the first test which is an integrity check. Posts that meet this standard will have the symbol shown to the right to provide assurance to the reader that this piece of information has met rigorous metadata standards.
Status: Integrity checks are actively being completed for all information pieces in Open Forestry.
Information pieces can have a 5-point star rating associated with them that is initially set by experts in the field. Users will have the ability to adjust the rating over time based on the validity and utility of the information piece. This will allow the most useful information to rise to the top, while less useful information, or those that become less valid over time, will become less prominent.
Status: Star rating systems are being beta tested in Open Forestry.