Failed to add annotation: Error: Bad Request

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Google Chrome 116.0.5845.179 (Official Build) (64-bit)

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices:

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: Open an observation in the Identify page or the just the observation itself. (e.g., though some other observations do seem to work)

Step 2: Attempt to add an annotation. (e.g. Life stage: Adult)

Step 3: Nothing happens, error shows up in console.

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There was a brief blip of server errors around when you posted this. Are things working as expected now?

The one I linked does now have the annotation, and the trick with triggering re-indexing also seems to work. But in general, no, I still get the errors.

are you saying that if you go to a random observation that you’ve never looked at before and try to add an observation, you’ll get the same errors? if you repeat this 10 times, you’ll get the same errors 10 times?

No, it’s that set of observations.

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Most seem to work now though, and I’ve done the re-index trick for the rest (only 2 so far I think).

well, i guess it’s good to learn that “server blips” can create these observations that end up in a state where the need to be reindexed. i guess this at least gives us a good event that can be investigated to figure out how to prevent or mitigate similar future problems.