Is there a sort of etiquette between IDers and observers that dictates requests to ‘fix’ an identification?
I’ve recently been asked (politely) to change my initial ID so it agrees with the IDer’s suggestion.
When I first began using iNat I used to naively Agree with IDers all the time and/or change my ID so it agreed with what might be subtly suggested in a comment.
After becoming active in this forum, I learned never to blindly agree and make obs go RG if one is not confident in their identification.
What is the consensus on this issue…am I okay, choosing not to simply change my ID to agree with someone making an alternate suggestion. Isn’t it the design of the site that another person (with an additional toolbox of knowledge) may come along and in fact, agree with the person who disagrees w/ me and then that is 2/3 agreement = Research Grade?
I especially feel it will be inappropriate to simply agree with an ID b/c these images were uploaded from my archive, there is only a single, one-angle view and I cannot accurately observe/ID the insect again.