Checklist option in Compare/Suggestions gives Internal Server Error

Please fill out the following sections to the best of your ability, it will help us investigate bugs if we have this information at the outset. Screenshots are especially helpful, so please provide those if you can.

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox 91.0.2

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92701158 (example observation)

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: bring up observation detail (or in Identify modal)

Step 2: click on Compare (or Suggestions in Identify modal)

Step 3: (optional) pick a narrower taxon to compare, like Nicotiana. Works fine with Source=Observations (default).

Step 4: change Source to Checklist. Message Error: Internal Server Error. Dismiss by hitting OK, no choices appear. Verified that checklist exists for Clark County, Nevada, and all ancestor places. Same error changing to an ancestor place.

Error has been happening for a few days now, and seems consistent for any observation in the Compare/Suggestions modal.

2 Likes

Tony’s github issue: https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/3192

1 Like

Ah, good, glad it was already noticed.

2 Likes

When clicking COMPARE in an observation on the website, one normally can have the CHECKLIST visualised for the specific location.

For the past 10-14 days (can’t be more specific, didn’t record when I first noticed this), selecting CHECKLIST under the menu OBSERVATIONS yields an internal error message, regardless what location (more granular or not) is selected.

Has anyone else seen this? Or is this just happening to me?

Platform (Android, iOS, Website):
Website

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) :
Firefox (Windows 10)

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:
All observations in Italy (haven’t checked other locations, frankly).
Example: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/93966780

Screenshots of what you are seeing


checklist_error_message

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: Go to observation.

Step 2: Click COMPARE button.

Step 3: Under menu OBSERVATIONS, select CHECKLIST.

Yes

No :)

Just tried now on the website using latest Chrome browser.

Thank you for the feedback, @mrtnlowr
So it is bug and not my settings.

I expect it is a known error and already filed.
https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/3192

1 Like

Ah, github – that’s why I didn’t find it when I searched THIS FORUM for ‘checklist’.
Thanks for the pointer.

Nobody expects you to search in github, but I was looking around cause I had some troubles with the Android version and remembered this issue.

1 Like

FYI, I merged your topic with an existing bug report for the same issue.

1 Like