URLs: https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications/rangermyles, https://www.inaturalist.org/people/rangermyles
Screenshots of what you are seeing:
Description of problem:
Step 1: Add some IDs
Step 2: Go to your profile
Step 3: Click Identifications
Step 4: See if number matches
I didn’t do anything to cause this so is this bug. This started happening yesterday but I didn’t report it in case to server was still progressing something.
I don’t think it is a bug, just a different way of counting the number of IDs. The higher number seems to be a count of all IDs, including those which were withdrawn later. See this observation for an example: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/66875210. You have added three IDs there, so this counts as “3 IDs made for others” and there are three entries on the page “rangermyles’s Identifications”. The number on the profile page seems to be the number of IDs added to unique observations, so this number does not include any withdrawn IDs.
Thank you! Is there a way to track down all withdraws?
I am not sure but I don’t think it is possible to find them with normal search filters. It might be possible through the API, there is a thread on this topic here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/finding-accurate-ids-i-withdrew-due-to-the-way-observation-labels-used-to-work/9209
Edit: Actually, there is a way. You can find your withdrawn IDs here: https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?current=false&user_id=rangermyles