When should I agree with someone else's identification?

Modified on Tue, 23 Apr 2024 at 08:30 AM

An identification confirms that you can confidently identify it yourself compared to any possible lookalikes. Please do not simply "Agree" with an ID that someone else has made without confirming that you understand how to identify that taxon and can rule out similar taxa. Don't rely solely on AI tools like iNaturalist's Computer Vision suggestions or Merlin Bird ID

If you agree with the ID without actually knowing the taxon, it may reach Research Grade erroneously, which is detrimental to iNaturalist's overall data quality.

Don't use the Agree button as a form of acknowledgement or gratitude, you can write a comment for that if you like.

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