There are 2 cases I want to talk about:
In this observation, you can see the specimen is portrayed as Methona confusa, but it actually is M. curvifascia. I don’t blame the user, as the 2 species are incredibly similar. However, it’s a problem when he/she opts out of Community Taxon, as the ID will remain incorrect as long as they don’t log in and see the correction. I imagine this is one of hundreds of observations where this happens, so I think this problem should be addressed.
New/rare species that can’t be classified as it
Take this observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8630627
As you can see, we came to an agreement that the species in the obs. is Erythrogonia excisa (a new species to the site) but we can’t put it as such because the user has opted out of Community Taxon. This isn’t the case where the user has been inactive for a long time, but I assume there are lots of cases where this happens.
So, what can be done about it? Maybe giving curators the ability to make any observations where the user opts out of C.T. match the ID given by the community? (as you can see in the observation of E. excisa; the community taxon is marked as such but the observation is just “Erythrogonia”)
My apologies if there are any mistakes in the text, I’m not a native english speaker!