I'm building a website to track user comments on news around environmental issues.
I went over all the use cases for the majority of my demographic, and decided I needed to collect some information across the board. The comments get added in real-time to a map below it.
I kinda stole from SO in terms of the tags, which I wanted visible, as a means to educate the end user as well. The problem is, in reality, this is what it looks like:
I would never use this site if I were an end-user, and so I'm lost of what is my next step. Do I just can the ui, and use a single textfield, and collect this information AFTER they submit? or Is there a way to put all that information (17 tags, 3 types, 10 ecosystems), along with geolocation and media on a single friendly mobile-friendly interface?