User's observations link missing verifiable=any and place=any

Description of problem: The links to a user’s observations, that now lead to Explore instead of the old observations page, should include the parameters verifiable=any and place=any. This was mentioned in a few topics so far but I don’t think it was yet singled out as something that needs to be fixed.

Observation links lead to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?user_id=bouteloua
but should link to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?user_id=bouteloua&place_id=any&verifiable=any

Platform: Website

URLs: Homepage (https://www.inaturalist.org/home) and any user’s profile or profile subpages, e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/people/8882

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When I go to a user’s observation pages, I’m usually coming from the Identify when I noticed a new user for some reason (e.g. posting human artifacts, choosing a CV suggestion that seems obviously wrong, or even something innocuous like added the observation as an unknown and has a low total observation count) and I want to check their other observations to see if those share the same issues that first attracted my attention.

Not being able to see all their observations by default as I could previously means I miss a chance to inform them if their other observations are missing data that kept them from showing (like location or date, or failed to upload media) in Identify.

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Yeah, it’s been annoying me as well. Added an issue here: https://github.com/inaturalist/inaturalist/issues/2815

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“Therefore I think those links include the verifiable=any and place=any (if the latter is necessary?)”
The place=any is definitely necessary, because if you have a default place set, as I do, the setting will persist on the page in question. It’s very odd to be on the profile of someone not local, see they have 502 observations, but then when I click to look at them it says “no results found.”

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