I got some weird behaviour when I just wanted to check whether taxa are included in the CV model!
Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website, API
Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox
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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
I tried to write a script that checks, whether specific taxa are included in the iNaturalist CV model.
I sent and API GET request to
https://api.inaturalist.org/v1/taxa/159098 and the response indicated the taxon was not included in the CV model. I thought this had to be an error and visited the taxon website on Firefox. There, I confirmed the taxon was not included. I copied the url and sent it to a collegue, because it seemed very odd to me that such a common taxon should be missing in the CV model. However, he got another result. When I went back to the web page, I now also found the “included” flag, instead of “pending”. Fortunately, I have screenshots of both situations.
What is going on here??
Edit: I re-visited the website and the taxon is on “pending”, again. It appears to switch randomly(?)