Please forgive me for the slightly hyperbolic title :)
I know there have been a lot of threads addressing this issue, but this particular case is irking me. A new user (joined ~5 days ago I won’t name there here yet) has been going on a decent ID spree (1100+ IDs) over the last few days.
The problem is that quite a number of these IDs are wrong, many very blatantly so, and they’re managing to do it in every way possible: wrong IDs using the computer vision, wrong IDs of their own volition, blindly agreeing with the observer’s original incorrect ID and creating an erroneous RG record, finding records that are already RG with 3+ correct and agreeing IDs and randomly adding a very wrong ID for some reason (of course this has no impact on the community ID, but still undesirable), disagreeing with correct initial IDs, etc. They’re doing this across pretty much all taxa, and pretty much everywhere spatially, but a lot of Australian records in particular which is how I picked up on it.
As I mentioned, many of their IDs are wildly wrong. I’d understand if a new user was relying on the computer vision and kept adding incorrect IDs for taxa that were nonetheless quite similar looking, but some times the IDs they’re suggesting are way out there (and not using the computer vision).
Now based on their username I’m assuming they’re young, and they’re also a new user, so I’m fairly certain these mistakes are genuine/out of naivety rather than having any malicious intent. Nonetheless they need to be rectified of course, so I’ve commented to this user 15+ times on posts where they’ve made incorrect IDs, explaining their mistake to them, offering links that provide help, asking if they have any questions, etc. All been ignored. I’ve sent them a personal message, which they also ignored. They haven’t withdrawn any of their correct IDs no matter who has asked them to or how many correct IDs have been added to counter them.
To get to the point, how do I deal with someone like this when they literally ignore all channels of communication.