I’m pretty new to this site, and have mainly been giving some identifications for my field.
My main focus is diptera.
I would like to start sharing my observations in here, something I have neglected, because I typically have used another database.
The other day I typed in a Platypalpus annulipes with picture and everything. This is a collected specimen, keyed out using Cvhvala 1975 and double checked. Im not guessing, nor do I have doubt about the specimen (its pretty common although not often recorded because not many looks at 3 mm Platypalpus species).
Now I realise, that someone has made a suggestion for id to be “suborder Brachycera”. This is obviously wrong, but the thing is, that it has somehov overruled my own identification. I then had to type it once again, and luckily someone has confirmed my id.
But am I doing something wrong? The guy with the wrong id has made countless suggestions to observations, just naming some families or similar. I do believe in democracy but also in knowledge, and if anybody can change my identifications, then this lovely database looses all its value, and I for once can not use my time rewriting observations, unless they are questioned by skilled people (if in doubt I will always contact experts to verify my findings).
I have probably misunderstood something, but will not make more contributions unless Im sure that I have full control over identifications.