Ahm...ahmmmm...have you checked your maverick IDs lately? 😊


Posted on February 24, 2023 11:50 AM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton


I just went though most of my maverick's and made decisions on whether to:
(a) agree with the community ID, or
(b) withdraw my original ID without agreeing, or
(c) keep my disagreeing ID.
It's important to note that "maverick" doesn't necessarily mean incorrect! Sometimes, the rest of the world is wrong.

Posted by gcwarbler 10 months ago

Thanks for the link and reminder!

Posted by kaphn8d 10 months ago

It's always fun (for me) to check my maverick IDs. Usually I'm wrong. But one ID remains on my maverick list because I'm right!

Posted by pfau_tarleton 10 months ago

Thank you, I have now!

Posted by postoak 10 months ago

I am typically a conservative identifier, so I am typically correct on these, usually as a result of going through and cleaning up IDs on a species or genus. However, I did find one that I had ID'ed to genus and a subsequent taxon swap had moved the species out of that genus. My ID for the old genus remained while everyone else's species level ID got swapped, thus leaving me as a maverick.

Posted by rymcdaniel 10 months ago

I keep a link to my maverick IDs (using the search string you highlight) in my profile, which I check every now and then. My process is similar to that of @gcwarbler.

Posted by cholmesphoto 10 months ago

"The rest of the world is wrong!" ~ @gcwarbler
Funny -- I was hearing that a lot from the insane asylum that I was visiting.

Why was I visiting this insane asylum?!? Hmmm... I can't come up with an excuse quick enough. ;)

Posted by sambiology 10 months ago

Reviewing old observations on which your ID is at odds with the rest of the world is a new Hollywood blockbuster: Top Fun - Mavericks.

Posted by gcwarbler 10 months ago

Thanks, all done

Posted by clairesorenson 9 months ago

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