For reptiles we follow the reptile database, although explicit deviations can be made. I’m not familiar with how these third party authorities decide what to accept. For what it’s worth, @loarie took a look a this particular situation and said it looks more like there’s disagreement about where one species ends and the other begins, and a boundary is not explicitly included in the taxonomic information. So a disagreement like this, as long as it’s civil, not necessarily a violation.
Databases are made by humans so they necessarily are the reflections of their own authors’ points of view. Disagreement will always occur, either as comments in threads or in taxon flags, and it is unavoidable. It is important to remain below a certain level above which the discussion becomes a riot.
Of course, if a discussion takes place in a taxon flag, common sense would require to take into account every aspects of the distinct points of view (those in favour and those against a taxonomic change).
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