Wrong community ID showing on Research Grade observation

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.30.15 (608)

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) :

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/219780430

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): Observation shows up as “North American River Otter” in some screens, but the only active IDs are Common Racoon and Carnivorans with Mammals and River Otter withdrawn. It only shows up like that if I access the observation from “activity” and it doesn’t affect the web version of iNat

otter ID has been withdrawn meanwhile

I would guess, but am not sure, that this is an issue with caching on Android/not updating to the most recent CID status. When the otters ID was added, the observation CID would have been at the otter.

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I just cleared cache then reopened the app and the bug was still showing. I then cleared cache and forced stopped before opening the app again and the bug was still showing.

Also, I don’t know if this matters to anyone since it would be incorrect either way, but the notification I’m using to access the observation was the one that notified me of the second person that said “racoon,” not the one that notified me that someone said “otter.”

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I can confirm this bug


I’m just curious, is the shown ID on your end also one that was withdrawn?

I dont have an example at hand right now, but i remember this happening to me many times over the last few years.

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Here i found an example. Community ID is “Lysimachia arvensis” while the ID displayed is “Unknown” which was the original upload ID. No IDs withdrawn or deleted.

That obs looks OK to me now. RG at sp.