Wikipedia content not recognized by iNat place

Here’s a new place:

If you click the About tab, it says “There is no Wikipedia page” but in fact there is:’s%20Hump%20Forest%20Reserve

Details: This place was created about 36 hours ago. The wikipedia page was created about 16 hours ago.

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I would think the wikipedia content would have been incorporated into this new place by now. Is this a manual process?

i wonder if it has to do with the apostrophe in the place name? i wish there was a way to manually link an iNat place to a Wikipedia page so that you could link names even if they didn’t match exactly…

Thanks for the reply.

I was wondering the same thing. I don’t really want to give up the quote, though.


So far I have created three places:

Wikipedia content still will not load for the first two. However, for the third place (which I just created moments ago), the wikipedia content loaded immediately.

I’m not sure what’s going on here. Something may have changed on the back end, I don’t know. Any ideas?

Your second one (national natural landmark) does not appear to have a corresponding Wikipedia page.

Not sure why the 3rd one would be working, but the first one not, since the iNat vs. Wikipedia name patterns seem to be the same in both cases. Maybe different kinds of apostrophes? If you edited the name of the first one to match, maybe it doesn’t repeat the Wikipedia search, or still uses the original name. You could try deleting and re-creating the forest reserve place with an exactly matching name, and see if it links up then.

Yes, you’re right of course, I don’t know what I was thinking.

I deleted and re-created the following place as requested:

Still no wikipedia content. Okay, so I created a new place:

The corresponding wikipedia page loads fine on the About tab but interestingly the content is stale. None of the changes I made to the wikipedia page during the last two days appear on the About tab. So clearly iNat processes wikipedia content statically, not dynamically.

Now we’re getting warm :-) The following wikipedia page was created ten days ago:'s_Hump_Forest_Reserve

Could it be that iNat has not yet processed this wikipedia content? Does anyone know the schedule?


i don’t know Ruby so that i can visualize what it’s doing exactly, but the iNaturalist Wikipedia service code ( seems to reference a cache length of 720 hours (30 days). maybe that’s related?’s%20Hump%20Forest%20Reserve’s%20Hump%20State%20Park