Private location observations achieving research grade

Just ran across a couple of observations with the location set to “private” but nonetheless show up in the needs ID queue, and achieve research grade when ID is confirmed.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30013222

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30013213

Whether you should agree to it is an open question, but it meets the criteria to achieve research grade status. It has a location, you just can’t see it.

In short - expected behaviour, not a bug.

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Huh, is that new, then? In the past it seems that hiding the location automatically made it casual.

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It’s worked that way as long as I can remember, certainly since the start of the year. The only private observation I have is from January 2019 and it is RG

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I guess the follow-up question would be, if that IS intended, how can I filter out private locations from my ID queue? Since knowing the region it’s from is a major part of correct identification, it’s kind of a waste of time to have to sort through them.

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Add &geoprivacy=open,obscured&taxon_geoprivacy=open,obscured to the URL

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