Many times a comment by an expert (or a non-expert) is a mere suggestion, but the contributor accepts it as a firm ID and places it accordingly in the guide when it should be more appropriate to place it in the next higher taxon. Here is a list of such comments:
it looks like. . .
it may be. . .
It seems to be. . .
it suggests. . .
I would guess. . .
this should be xxx, but that is an educated guess!
I'm pretty sure. . .
I'm fairly sure. . .
possibly. . .
In all these examples the image was placed where it was suggested, even, in some cases, after words of caution by other contributors.
This problem of misplacement is compounded later on when other contributors rely on these very shaky IDs to make their own. There seem to be pages full of uncertain Ids. One example is the genus Ophion
of Ichneumonidae, a very difficult family. Not a single image in that page has a reliable ID.
In my opinion all those images should be moved to a taxon where there is a higher degree of certainty. Perhaps, part of the problem is that the commentator doesn’t make this clear enough.
I would like to see experts using words such as: “It may be species xxx, but place it on the genus page for now”. Fortunately, some intelligent commentators have started using the wording: “Not an ID but. . .” We should see more of that.
Any other suggestions?
Added later. See this forum