Filter "Unobserved_by_user_id" not working

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings): N/A

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Firefox

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=431&taxon_id=47126&view=species&unobserved_by_user_id=hydaticus

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: Go to the “Explore” tab

Step 2: Filter by locations and taxa including some you have seen

Step 3: Add a filter to the URL to only include things you have not seen (for me, this would be “&unobserved_by_user_id=hydaticus”)

The result used to be only those taxa that were seen in the chosen place by others but NOT by me in any location. This was useful for targeting things I haven’t seen, and I really like that functionality. As of the past week, the list is mostly things I haven’t seen, but about 10-20% of the list are things I have seen, often in the location specified and often more than once. For example, in the URL linked above, the first species is Antelope Horns, which I have seen several times, including in the specified location.

Thanks!
Robby
@hydaticus

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I’m not familiar with this feature, but perhaps this thread is helpful?
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-use-inaturalists-search-urls-wiki/63/235

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Oh, interesting. Including “&rank=species” does fix the issue. Thanks!

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