Under the My Observations portion sometimes observations are doubled, these often resolve if the page is refreshed

Very minor bug, but sometimes, not all the time, when you’re on your My Observations page viewing in Grid Mode you’ll come across what appear to be duplicate entries displayed on different locations on the observation page.

When you click on them they are exactly the same observation, not actual duplicates.

Reloading the My Observations page generally makes these “ghost duplicates” disappear.

Platform: Website

Browser: Chrome

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&user_id=earthknight&verifiable=any

Screenshots of what you are seeing: Didn’t take a screenshot the last time it happened, and it’s infrequent enough that I can’t make it happen intentionally. Usually the observation has its ghost duplicate far enough away on the observation page that a screenshot won’t capture the actual observation and its ghost.

Description of problem: Described above. Very minor issue that does not affect usability at all and is easily rectified by reloading the page.

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I can remember this bug from back when they first released the new observations view. From memory, no-one could figure out what was causing it… They are just duplicate displays of the obs in the list, it’s not duplication of the actual observation, so it hasn’t been hugely critical to solve it!

Have the same problem and almost deleted some observations because of that. But now I am warned and double check each time. Btw. not only happens to my own observations list but also when I look at lists of other observers.


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Two years! And I think it was around for quite some time before that bug report got posted… It’s certainly from before we moved to discourse

I’ve been seeing it happen for a long time, but only today actually got around to saying anything about it.

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closing to focus at existing bug report https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/observations-displayed-multiple-times-when-scrolling-in-grid-view/504