Add ability to search for "controversial" observations

#1

I’d like the ability to search out observations that have multiple, wildly different, IDs applied to them. They usually are the result of someone mis-typing an ID and neglecting to return and correct it, and often means the observation just lost in a sea of “stateofmatter Life” observations. It’d be nice to have an easy way to find them, without going through a thousand blurry “unknown” observations of unidentifiable algae slime.

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#2

Unfortunately, I think you would get far more things where students are being ‘funny’ by calling their classmates a primate or canine etc.

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#3

Another way to sort for “controversial” observations would be by the number of comments, as lots of comments would usually indicate some disagreement or discussion.

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#4

You can search for maverick IDs, e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?category=maverick&taxon_id=46259.

There’s also something about searching for observations where most agree, some agree, most disagree, but it doesn’t seem to work quite the way I expect it to. Maybe someone knows how it works?
You can find it built into the search function for a single user’s observations, but I think it’s also possible to stick it in the identify URL, e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?identifications=most_disagree.

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#5

The 2nd option on the old search page of most agree, most disagree etc does not work anymore. All options return the same result set. I submitted it as a bug, I think back on the google group though, not here.

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#6

Hm, I don’t see the same results for https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?identifications=most_disagree and https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?identifications=most_agree.

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#7

Oddly, those options seem to work in identify mode, but do not in the normal observations page.

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#8

@graysquirrel, does something like:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?identifications=most_disagree&lrank=order meet your original request?

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#9

That is very helpful, thank you! Although it does seem to show all the cases where the observer added a wrong ID and corrected it, “disagreeing” with themselves. I can work with it though. :)

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#10

Do you want to keep this request open?

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#11

Gonna go ahead and close this. Feel free to send me a message if you want to re-open this to add further thoughts.

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closed #12
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