Help needed with frog observation not being added to a project

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings): 1.17.16 (405)

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

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): Screenshot shows that this shows observation is on the Gold Coast, but it does not add it to the Watergum backyard bioblitz project. See screenshot below. Is this because the coordinates are automatically hidden because it is a threatened species?

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The record is obscured due to the Near Threatened status of the species. If any part of the bounding box for the obscuring goes outside the geographic range of the project, the record will not be added to the project. This is an intentional security design to stop the possibility of users trying to determine the actual locations of obscured records via projects.


So if I change the location box slightly, would it show? It that possible at all?
I have changed it to littoriinae so it shows up. It it then gets ID as the near threatened species, will it disappear from the project again? It is because half the block ends up in the ocean. Any way to avoid the sighting not going lost in the project? As it will be a great addition to the species list if it does end up being the near threatened species.

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You cant change the box. It is generated by calculating a random spot within a box of roughly 22x22 km around the actual location. If you move the actual location, it will simply recalculate a different box.

The only way an obscured record can be in a project is if the geography associated with it is so large (nation, province, or even really big park etc) so that the whole bounding box falls within it.


Welcome to the forum! @cmcheatle Thank you for explaining!