I couldn’t find any explanation of this in the help topics, so apologies if I just missed it!
I am part of iNaturalist.ca and am looking at the leaderboards there.
When I click on the word “species” beside the number for each of the top species observers in the leaderboard, the number returned at the top of the list doesn’t match the one shown on the leaderboard. I also tried doing a worldwide search for observations made in June for high-rank Species for each of the observers on the list, and that returns yet another number.
For example, user carl-adam, currently listed at #4, is shown with 229 species on the leaderboard, 227 species when I click the word “species” for the list, 224 species when I do a worldwide search with high-rank Species, and 232 with no high taxon rank specified.
I am curious about the answer because a map search on my own high-rank-Species observations says I’ve observed 246 species in June (I felt it had to be up there, with my mothing!), so I was surprised not to be on the list. I’m not asking because I’m itching to be included necessarily, but was wondering why I wasn’t if I had similar numbers.
Thanks in advance for any insight! This has me puzzled. :)