Thai date issues

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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61386243
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/61385779

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Thai-Date
Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):
While browsing fresh observations in Thailand, I stumbled upon a few observations showing a year of 1477 by different Thai users.
Thailand uses a different calendar - year since Buddha’s birth, which is 543 before Christ; see e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_calendar
When you add up 1477+543, you’ll arrive in 2020.
That is somehow the wrong calendar was assumed.

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That makes sense, I’ll add it to my weekly report. I have to say, I do like the relative date this creates in grid view:

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Unfortunately, such observations fail to show a “recent” proof of an animal/plant and hence cannot become “research grade”. But at least, the flora and fauna of medieval Thailand gets documented.
:wink:

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Looks like it’s iOS related, our developer is taking a look.

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OK, a potential fix to prevent this should be out in the next few days, at least in beta, maybe in the App Store. Once we know it works and it’s been out for a bit, we should be able to run a script to convert the observations that have been affected by it.

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