It was suggested that I consider bringing this issue up for discussion (to brainstorm potential improvements), as it’s not a glitch. The problem is cleaning up in the aftermath of a disruptive taxon split. Specifically, a situation such as this: when the first ID is incorrect, the 2nd ID bumps it up a taxonomic level with an explicit disagreement, and then a taxon split occurs which removes the explicit disagreement and the original incorrect ID is reinstated. It would be useful if there was an efficient way to get these back on track. Perhaps a modified Identify modal that can filter for these observations and allow one to mark them as “reviewed” a second time. Anything to make it easier to find what needs to be fixed and to keep track of the fixes as they’re made.
Here’s the original post: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/inactive-taxon-taxon-split-glitch/9804
I’m not looking for an immediate fix, but as more and more observations accumulate, this issue will be magnified exponentially. Imagine 10 years into the future with thousands more observations that will all need to be, basically, re-identified from scratch following this sort of taxon split.