I’ve also wanted this feature, because I’ve found that there are many misidentified observations with 2 identification agreements.
However, I think on a deeper level, what I actually want is a bit more subtle or complex than just searching for ones with 3 agreements, because I have occasionally seen misidentified records with 3 agreements.
What I would really love is if there were a way to filter out casual users. In an overwhelming majority of the cases where I see a misidentified record with 2 agreements, the users have made few ID’s, and in many cases they aren’t even active on the site any more, which is a bit frustrating because they don’t respond to discussion of ID’s.
To me, these records seem obviously different from one where there are two ID’s both by experienced users who have ID’ed a dozen or more species of the relevant taxon. Yes, there still could be an error, but the chance of one is much smaller in this case.
I would love for the site to have some sort of probationary or training period that people go through.
iNaturalist already auto-calculates things very accurately, like listing taxa that are frequently misidentified. It seems like it wouldn’t be that hard to assess things like how often a user’s initial ID’s are deemed correct long-term, and also perhaps to calculate whether or not a user is responsive to discussion or disagreement.
I think there’s a huge difference between “drop-and-run” ID’s where the user is no longer active, and ones where the user is actively examining it, researching, and engaged in discussion. I would ideally want these to be treated very differently.
It’s also frustrating when I encounter a record with 2 or 3 mis-ID’s and I post on it and then none of the users replies for weeks or months. In that case, my only recourse to fix the record is to @ - message multiple users, which kind of wastes their time, as I try to be sparing about bringing in other users.
I don’t know. Sorry that this is really rambly. I just have thought about this a lot, because I’ve had the same desire to search for records with 3 or more ID’s, but then I started thinking about what I really wanted, and it was actually just that I wanted records I could trust more, and to that end I think there are probably more sophisticated ways to filter them that I would strongly prefer. I.e. I would prefer if there were slightly different, perhaps more stringent standards for making something research grade. And then this extra search feature wouldn’t be necessary, because the things would naturally have been filtered out.