See this observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55200175. Someone makes an ID of Neotibicen canicularis which is geographically out of range. I disagree, but because the person opted out of community ID, the observation still shows up on the range map. I read in the forum that we need to make it maverick and then it won’t show up on range maps. So I round up two more people to add their disagreeing IDs, but after that I still isn’t maverick and still shows up on the range map. Here’s the community ID breakdown:
Just as an aside, I’m often reluctant to use range maps as the final say in whether an observation is X species or not (unless it’s really far out of range, like several thousand km, on an island, or on a different continent).
Not only do species move surprising distances on their own, they’re often carried by humans (and other animals), and I’ve found that there are a lot of times where range maps are just completely wrong. The latter tends to be more in areas were there hasn’t been as much detailed species work as has been done in North America or Europe, but species range maps are still problematic enough that I don’t trust them to be the final say in presence/absence or correct identifications.
I wonder if it’s because, even though you made an explicit disagreement, the subsequent subtribe IDs did not explicitly disagree. Is this the forum topic that you were referring to: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/users-opting-out-of-community-ids-can-lead-to-inaccurate-data-points/4315?
Yes, that’s the post I was referring to.
It looks like @bouteloua got it off the map by checking the “No, it’s as good as it can be” box.
Just to be clear, it is hidden from the default view on the map on the taxon page. I’m not sure if there is a way to get it to appear there.
It is certainly possible to get it to appear on other maps:
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