Observation showing two active IDs from the same user

This observation is showing two simultaneous IDs by user @spacedog, one as Aves and a second as Mimus polyglottos. I would have expected that adding the second ID should automatically cause the first to be withdrawn.

The Birds ID shows as withdrawn when I look at this observation. I see they were added pretty recently. Maybe it was just slow to update?

Thanks. That’s also showing as withdrawn for me. I’m guessing it was some glitch with update processes or indexing. I agree that these IDs were recent, but I’d expect the “ID Withdrawn” tag to be added by the process that adds the replacement ID, not several hours later.

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I’m seeing the same behaviour on this ob - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37875945 - IDs added a day ago…


I’ve seen this happen a number of times recently, but it’s always been fixable by forcing the observation to re-index (e.g. by checking and unchecking a DQA).


I just noticed it here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38213198 and here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38381708.

Thanks @brennafarrell. I looked at your first observation and it was still showing 2 concurrent active IDs from the same user. Then I used @jwidness’s suggestion to toggle a DQA flag and it did indeed change the earlier of the two IDs to “ID Withdrawn”.