I really like the life list firsts feature on the iNaturalist calendar page. I love to go to a new place, upload my observations, and marvel at not just the new species I may have observed, but whole new Families and Orders that I have become acquainted with.
iNat does an amazing job tracking and presenting this with the Life List Firsts feature. It’s occasionally buggy. The example that I found today, was my observations of Red Ribbon Worm (Tubulanus polymorphus). I’ve observed it four times, and iNat has consequently presented the following Life List Firsts:
- Order Tubulaniformes: June 25, 2021
- Order Tubulaniformes: August 2, 2019
- Order Tubulaniformes: July 13, 2018
- Phylum Nemertea, Order Tubulaniformes, Family Tubulanidae, Genus Tubulanus, Tubulanus polymorphus: July 11, 2018
Any ideas on why the Order keeps getting counted as a Life List First?
And secondly, @tiwane had responded to a 2019 forum post with advice on what to try when Life List Firsts seems like it’s bugging out. Basically, there used to be a button/tool to re-load life lists from observations. I don’t think that tool exists anymore? What’s the current advice on how to try to debug the Life List Firsts feature?