Mixing up subspecies in app

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.29.3 (577)

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) :

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/175707585

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/):

Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1: I uploaded an observation of a cuckoo, but identified incorrectly.

Step 2: A fellow identified it as Cuculus canorus canorus.

Step 3: I agreed with this.

Step 4: I checked the species. It was not the subspecies commonly tagged where I took the picture. What is usually tagged here is Cuculus canorus. I selected revise the observation.

Step 5: I selected Cuculus canorus and pressed yes.

Step 6: I checked the observation. The species did not change.

Step 7: I repeated the process several times with no result.

Step 8: I went to the site on my PC and revised everything easily.

There might be an issue when the species is right, but the subspecies is not… I linked my observation above.

I’m not sure I understand what the issue is here. When I go to the observation, if I try to ID as the species, C. canorus, it offers me the option to disagree with the subspecies as it should. Did you choose a “hard disagreement” in the popup when you IDed as C. canorus? This should put the ID of the observation at C. canorus (and not subspecies). The Community ID (on right hand side of webpage partway down) is already only at the species level, since this is the level the two IDs agree to.

You could also add an ID of a different subspecies which would automatically disagree with the subspecies and make all IDs at the species level (at least until other IDs are made…)

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