Platform: Website, specifically identify mode
Description of need: A URL like
ident_disagreement=true which only shows observations with a disagreement
Feature request details: I generally add broad IDs and clear unknowns to lower the observation to at least order or family level. I have finished all unknowns and all animals down to at least order level in my area and I was looking for new observations to Id. I started checking older observations and saw that most were identified by someone but wasn’t agreed which caused them to be left at a very high-level id and lost in time. Being able to only get observations with a disagreement would help clear those faster.
Uses for this feature would be:
- When observer uploads a commonly misidentified species and doesn’t change their id when someone identifies the correct id. Which causes the observation to be lost in time for years.
- There are people who go through research grade observations to find mistakes and when they do find one, they make a disagreeing id. Using the URL parameters to get observations with a disagreement and from a specific identifier would make it easier to clear those.
- When you know some people who commonly make mistakes.
- When certain people make joke ids, you can use URL parameters to find those people and correct their id.
I personally wouldn’t have a use when people disagree and add a kingdom-level id, but having the option would surely benefit some people. The main identify mode doesn’t have that much way to narrow down what you specifically are looking for and these URL parameters are really useful. I don’t see a drawback for this feature except for maybe the difficulty of adding the feature. I’m not really that familiar with the coding aspect. I’d like to know what you think about a feature like this. Would you have a use for this?