'You always may suggest. And the team is looking for ways to break pages up into watches, so transcribers can do much fewer at a time.'
Care would have to be taken with that approach as it would involve more downloads, longer to do a page and a possible continuity loss for those following the full course of the ships history (in the Misc pages).
All things have to be tried and I am willing to try anything on a trial basis, (but NOT in November).
I do think the post to carbonat.
Please do digitise them all.
You're quite right, three measurements would generally be enough for calculating the daily average temperature, but that's not all we need to know - if we're worried about heat-stress we want the highest temperature of the day - if we're worried about frost-damage we might want the lowest, or we might want to know for how much of the day the temperature was below freezing. If a storm blows through the pressure will drop, and we need to know exactly when, or a day's continuous drizzle can produce exactly the same mean rainfall as a clear day with a single squall, and those are quite different weather types.
So all the observations will be used for something - you're not wasting your time inputting them all, no matter how boring they might look.
Should be made more easily seen by newbies, somehow?
I will say that 6 months of 24 obs in Shanghai is getting a but monotonous, but we do move out in a few day time. %^)