I’ve noticed this for years, but we were pulling out photos for a project today, and I realized I ought to look this up. Apologies if this has been posted before, since I know its been going on for years, but I couldn’t find any instances in the forums.
Basically, if I go to a species page and look through photos, the same ones show up over and over. They aren’t duplicates, in the sense of the same photo but different records, instead, the viewer is just showing the same records over and over again. Note, it seems to me that this occurs whether there are ten photos or ten thousand photos, and it doesn’t seem to occur every time, confusingly.
Here’s a screenshot where you can see it.
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