A small number of observations are simultaneously Captive & Research Grade

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=true&place_id=113055&quality_grade=research&subview=grid&verifiable=any

I thought captive observations where automatically “casual”.
This is a very small problem. Only 6 records (if I add an ID it changes to casual, so 5 now - please dont work them otherwise it wont help with debugging) out of 800k. Just reporting it because it exists: not a significant issue.

((it would be nice if casual and needs_ID/research_grade were separate streams, but that is a tired and frustrating issue here, so please no discussion about this. Although it does seem as if iNat is “wired” to manage them separately))

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One has disappeared since your post.

At some point I found an observation with the opposite problem - it was casual for no obvious reason (it had one ID and meet all the Research Grade criteria). I agreed with the ID and it went from casual to RG. I’m mentioning it in case it helps find the cause.

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Here is the list in case they get fixed:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29968545
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29968461
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29968070
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/29968054

These 4 are all the same use, one vote for captive from the observer, uploaded from iPhone app.

All are casual now.

Yeah generally if a bug report is contingent on the observation not changing, it’s probably better to email it directly to help@inaturalist.org

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When I remove the “Southern Africa” filter I still see 181 observations with this issue. And it must not be a legacy thing because some were created as recently as today.

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Probably an indexing glitch, since it looks like the quality grade changes once you perform any action (like faving) that causes the observation to be re-indexed. We’ll take a look.

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