When will community ID issues be fixed

I hate to be a complainer, but there have been ongoing glaring community ID issues that don’t seem to get fixed (I love inaturalist by the way). Here’s one: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38647885

Someone incorrectly IDed the organism as a crayfish. I disagreed and put it at Decapods, after which they withdrew their ID. After this 4 people IDed to genus Aegla (a Decapod), then someone IDs to species Aegla rostrata, which is regarded as maverick. There is absolutely no disagreement, but inat still insists in Decapods as the community ID,when it obviously should be Aegla rostrata. It seems inat treats my Decapods ID as not only disagreeing with the original ID but also disagreeing with any possible Decapod taxon anyone cares to choose in the future.

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After May 4th, curators will be able to start fixing some of the ungrafted taxa and other flagged issues that have been piling up during the City Nature Challenge. More here https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/33220-temporary-freeze-on-large-places-life-list-updates-and-taxon-changes-during-april-22-may-4


For now you better withdraw (not delete) previous ids and new species id will ppear, I made it here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27150931, though it doesn’t appear in search for place, but at least named right.


That’s not a community ID issue, it’s a taxonomy issue. The species Aegla rostrata is not correctly placed under the genus Aegla in inat’s taxonomy. You should flag the taxon for curation and a curator will correct it when they can.


You dont need to flag these. Curators have a special widget on our dashboard that lists them all to be fixed. We just cant act on it right now until early May as changes to taxonomy are frozen due to the server demands the CNC places on the database.


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