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ryanubrown's ID: Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Posted by ryanubrown about 3 years ago (Flag)
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awebster's ID: Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii)
Posted by awebster about 3 years ago (Flag)
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ttadevosyan's ID: Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii)
Posted by ttadevosyan almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Can anyone tell me why this isn't a research grade identification? I have other ID's that only have the genus, we have this down to the correct species, three people agree.

Posted by awebster almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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My guess is because ryanubrown's idntified it the species level. And the system considers this a a discrepancy.

Posted by ttadevosyan almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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loarie's ID: Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii)
Posted by loarie almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Tigran's correct, its now research grade because >50% of the community now agrees with the owner (expand Data Quality Assessment to the right) but its still counting ryanubrown's ID as a 'disagree'. There might be a better way for the system to deal with this, but its ambiguous in cases like this whether ryanubrown is saying 'I agree to species but I'm not sure beyond that' or if he's saying 'you're wrong about the subspecies so I disagree with those IDs'. What would be the best way for the system to deal with this?

Posted by loarie almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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We could just call Loarie to tip the scales, or maybe the research grade assessment should ignore the ssp identification, and just use the species Identifier.

In other words, it would still be research grade, even if the ssp. identification is wrong, and TT was arguing that we had misidentified the subspecies, it still would qualify as research grade, as long as the species matches.

Posted by awebster almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Ringneck Snake - Photo (c) aposematic herpetologist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
awebster's ID: Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii)
Northern Ringneck Snake - Photo (c) aposematic herpetologist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Northern Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus ssp. edwardsii)
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Ringneck Snake - Photo (c) A. Jaszlics, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ryanubrown's ID: Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
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