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Take obs. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/351733 as an example.
There I was, perhaps rashly identifying an out-of-focus lichen, rightly or wrongly rejecting the more obvious possibility of Lecanora muralis, and deciding it was most likely to be Aspicilia radiosa.
But it was 1.16am and it was maybe more than 15 minutes since my last coffee, and I typed "Aspicilia radiata". I spotted it one second too late, as I clicked on the button to post it.
OK, I should have let the auto-complete provide a check on the name, and usually I do, but this time my brain was in blip mode.
So I added another "ID" as the correction, but it was messy.
Now it is a principle of the site that submitted IDs have to stand, and I agree with that. But it would also be nice to have the ability to correct, immediately, a bad typo in the name or associated notes.
Could there be a short period of grace, not more than 10 minutes and before there have been any agreements or other IDs added, when a submitted ID CAN be corrected or even withdrawn? Call it the "I've just done something stupid cooling off period" (IJDSSCOP for short.)