I read this closed topic https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/inactive-taxon-taxon-split-glitch/9804 , but I have a question that I don’t think it answers, which is why an ID of an active taxon results in a comment stating that the identifier disagrees with that active taxon. See this example: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38381206
I’m not quite sure what you mean here. The two species are different in the example you provided (same common name, different species), so a disagreement makes sense
The first taxon (Lycogala terrestre) is inactive. It’s a disagreement because it is corrected to the new active taxon (Lycogala epidendrum).
Yes, it’s a disagreement with Lycogala terrestre. But the comment says it’s a disagreement with Lycogala epidendrum.
Hmm, I hadn’t noticed that (my bad). I can only assume it’s because L. terrestre doesn’t ‘exist’ any more. If I type in L. terrestre as an ID, it will of course present me with L. epidendrum instead. My guess is that the same thing is happening here; an ID of X that disagrees with Y is presented as X disgreeing with X, because for all intents and purposes, Y no longer exists, but instead is X.
Previously reported here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/unintended-consequence-of-taxon-change/9725