I would like the ability to filter observations by IDs that have been disputed. (apologies if this has already been proposed, I searched for it but didn’t find anything. There was a discussion about finding your own “maverick” IDs by typing into the URL, but this is a different proposal. If there is a way to type directly into the URL and achieve what I’m proposing here, please let me know as it would solve this problem)
Often I am working through higher level taxonomic groups and find disputed IDs that have been kicked up to a high level and need additional IDs to reach genus or species level.
For example, suppose that an observation is (incorrectly) labelled winterberry. It is corrected to honeysuckle. Now if the original observer doesn’t take any action, the observation will sit at dicots (class) until two additional identifiers find it and agree with the correct ID. Sometimes it takes months or even years to get the 3rd identifier.
I think what is happening is that the observation gets buried in large numbers of higher level IDs, some or maybe many of which are just low quality observations (blurry photo, picture of a tree trunk, or a single leaf) or hard to identify past, say, dicots. The key point is that a lot of the disputed IDs would not be that hard to confirm if they could be found easily. Having the ability to filter for these observations would decrease the time that the disputed observations spend in taxonomic limbo.