So during my usual sorting through the “unknown” category and providing coarse IDs, I ran into one particular observation. I could only ID it to order rank, given I don’t know much about that particular type of organism - but it was better than leaving it with no identification at all. At least, so I thought. A little while later, the observer left a comment suggesting they weren’t entirely pleased with my ID (nothing hostile, just a “…”).
In the few hours before I could get back to my laptop & find my template explaining why I make coarse IDs, any notifications about that identification and the comment had completely disappeared. I even went through all of my identifications I’d done of that taxon - still couldn’t find it. I suspect that means this user has blocked me. Not going to lie, that kinda stings a little. I actually have a phobia of that taxon and that was the best I can do, especially on a picture of the organism feeding on prey.
I know I should just let it go, but I’m an anxious person and it bothers me that someone out there thinks I was being overly vague with my identification just for the fun of it. I’ve had a few negative responses to my coarse IDs before, but they usually understand & apologise once I explain what I’m doing and why. It bugs me that this time I didn’t get the chance to explain before I was blocked (though I could be wrong about that)