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Make curator IDs override observation.taxon_id for taxa filter on project observations search #204

loarie opened this Issue Dec 13, 2013 · 2 comments


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loarie commented Dec 13, 2013

An expert on an obscure group of beetles starts a project. All of these observations in her project have observation.taxon_ids of 'beetle' because the owner doesn't know what they are (and the soon to be community_id #88 is also 'beetle' because the community also lacks expertise in this group). But the expert has ID'd all of them all to species.

Within the project,the curator would want to filter these observations and explore them based on her curator_ids. This is currently not possible.

I propose that we add a 'curator ID' setting to the project observation search UI (analogous to how muir proposed we deal with owner ids vs. community ids #88).
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Under this setting, a search for a taxon would return all obs where:
obs.quality_grade = research AND obs.community_id = taxon AND obs.project_obs.curator_id = nil
obs.project_obs.curator_id = taxon
in other words, the curator ID would override the community ID. Thus a search on 'bear' would return these 4 observations:
screen shot 2013-12-13 at 2 27 20 am
Also, just as we have a search filter for the curators to filter observations they've curated:
screen shot 2013-12-13 at 2 27 29 am
it would be very useful to be able to search for observations where curator_id exists & curator_id != community_id, so curators know where there expertise might be needed to settle disagreements
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kueda commented Dec 16, 2013

I don't love this, since it just adds further clutter to the sucky, cluttered observation filtering interface, and all OR queries are slow, but whatever, if you think a handful of project owners will benefit, I don't think the rest will even notice.


loarie commented Sep 29, 2015

decided not to do this

@loarie loarie closed this Sep 29, 2015

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