I thought captive observations where automatically “casual”.
This is a very small problem. Only 6 records (if I add an ID it changes to casual, so 5 now - please dont work them otherwise it wont help with debugging) out of 800k. Just reporting it because it exists: not a significant issue.
((it would be nice if casual and needs_ID/research_grade were separate streams, but that is a tired and frustrating issue here, so please no discussion about this. Although it does seem as if iNat is “wired” to manage them separately))
At some point I found an observation with the opposite problem - it was casual for no obvious reason (it had one ID and meet all the Research Grade criteria). I agreed with the ID and it went from casual to RG. I’m mentioning it in case it helps find the cause.
What reindexing? Is this related to the recent major outage, i think i remember reading something about reindexing there? If so i wouldnt consider it a job for the community to manually click through >1000 observations. This is a problem of iNats internal workings and should be moved to bug reports then.
I’ve reindexed all these observations. The results at the URL posted may be cached for a little bit, and when that expires it should should no results (you can modify the search by adding a date param to confirm in the mean time). It’s likely there is some action that is not properly setting quality grade or reindexing observations afterward, so we can look into tracking that down. Thanks for the report.