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Would it be possible to have the option to remove an accidentally duplicated ID?
I've been swapping comments with an iSpotter who was having trouble entering his observations, and kept accidentally duplicating the IDs and being "chastised" for it (his word). He felt it was a problem with the entry form.
I've personally had problems when submitting an ID to someone else's observation, where another iSpotter has done it at the same time, leaving us with two identical IDs, which doesn't help anyone, and leaves the impression that the second one - the slower typist - has deliberately flouted the conventions by putting up their own ID instead of agreeing with the first one. Which wasn't there when they started typing, of course.
I fully appreciate the principle of leaving a chain of IDs, and I support the idea, as it can be helpful to see what something was first ID'd as.
But for duplicates, it would be good if they could be removed.
Perhaps with a short time limit? Say, within two minutes of putting up an ID, you can delete it without changing anything else on the entry?
Or even just "minimise" it, so - like Wikipedia - you can track all the changes if you wish, but they aren't cluttering up the front page.
I'd be interested to hear what others think about this.