Often people vote “Yes” too soon for “Based on the evidence, can the Community Taxon still be confirmed or improved?” in the Data Quality Assessment section (DQA). That is, they vote right after they added a refining ID, but the community taxon doesn’t yet match their ID. For example:
ID1: Flowering plants
ID2: Typha (cattails)
The Observation Taxon is now Typha (cattails),
but the Community Taxon is only flowering plants
If IDer 2 now votes that the Community Taxon, flowering plants, cannot be improved, that’s counter to the genus level ID they just made.
How about adding the Community Taxon in that sentence?
Based on the evidence, can the Community Taxon, Angiospermae (flowering plants), still be confirmed or improved?
It would need to update whenever the Community Taxon changes.
Note: for more on the topic of Observation Taxon vs. Community Taxon, see topics like:
- Bug report: Species-Level Research Grade Attained With Only One Species-Level ID
- Bug report: Data Quality Assessment incorrectly says Community Taxon is “at genus level or lower”
- Feature request: Search by Observation Taxon or Community Taxon
- Feature request: Leading subspecies IDs should change the obs taxon like leading IDs of other ranks
- Feature request: Change to the way opting out of Community ID works(was: (Almost) always display community ID)