We’ve discovered some quirky results when giving personal names to the taxa search which can be easily demonstrated on the web. If you capitalize a personal name, some names return a different “best match” result in a taxa autocomplete search from when the name is not capitalized. There’s no discernible pattern to the results, so I’m not sure what to say back to the users who discovered this while helping me test the code for the Discord bot we’re developing.
Try it yourself. Go to:
Select a personal name from the list below and first type it lowercase and observe the top result, then type it capitalized and observe the top result & it will be different. At least these pairs match different results depending on whether you capitalize the name or not:
Other common names return the same result when capitalized. I won’t bother listing those here.
Thoughts? It isn’t causing real problems, except for a bit of initial confusion & wondering if there were a bug in the new code we rolled out recently (clearly not the case, since it’s reproducible on the web) but it certainly is mysterious!