Some users will leave incorrect identifications and then go inactive. It doesn’t always cause problems, but it is a major annoyance. I have a few ideas for a solution to the problem, but nothing concrete and I’d like to open the topic up for discussion in hopes that we can find a good solution. I have a couple examples below:
In this example, an inactive user is blocking the better ID: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11774
In this example, one inactive user and another potentially inactive user are blocking an ID: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/541651
The closest thing I can think of is to label an account as inactive after a certain time offline (maybe a year?) which gives the ability to downvote an ID. It’s certainly not ideal, but it might fix the problem. You might also have the option to inactivate the ID, but that runs into other problems. Everything else I can think of at the moment requires changing the identification system, would be more complicated, and has been discussed before (basically having some IDs count for more than others based on community reputation or similar).