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Species Identification tag warning proposal

Ok, I've read people's comments and made what I thought were necessary updates: The text was likely too long. As a result, I copied the detailed version from my original question post above to the ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
7 votes
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How are species accurately identified?

Given that I've answered more ID questions than anyone else on Bio.SE to this point, I suppose I should make a comment. ...
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Another reload on species identification

1 I agree that species-identification questions are coming in with clearly no research effort. To be honest, I've noticed this for a while and wanted to propose we "crack down" harder on species-...
theforestecologist's user avatar
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Another reload on species identification

I'll mostly just address your point #2 here, I'll let others weigh in on #1. I'm not as concerned as you with closing as duplicates being a problem. In my opinion, the purpose of closing as duplicate ...
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Another reload on species identification

Closing as a duplicate is very different from other closure reasons. All the other closure reasons are "Your question is some kind of bad." Closing as a duplicate is "Your question is good: in ...
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How are species accurately identified?

If the organism is a pest or disease then it is much easier because it has been researched. Mentioning the location in a search is good too. Local information is good; for example somewhere I have a ...
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Using google lens or an app for identification of species

So, if I understand you correctly: The poster is concerned that people may be building up a ‘reputation’ of points without being an expert or having done the hard work of becoming an expert on ...
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How do you people identify all these critters?

Some thoughts.... In general, having good overall knowledge of groups (orders/families etc) and their characteristics can quickly narrow down the answer set, which makes searching for traits more ...
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