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Jay Withgott — December 07, 04:37PM

Why isn't the system allowing me to remove a photo from my checklist?

I wanted to add multiple photos for a local rarity to a checklist that was shared with me, and because my friends had already uploaded nearly 10 of their own, I deleted their photos from my list and proceeded to add my own. However, somehow in this process, a photo appeared that I do not recognize, is attributed to me, and that I cannot delete. In the public checklist view, it appears only as a blue & white question mark. In the Edit Species view, the photo appears as ML77423411. When I try to delete it, it sends me to an error message page ("The operation you requested cannot be performed....") and advises me to send a Help email. I even tried using "Remove species" in the checklist view and starting from scratch, but it wouldn't let me do this and just froze. It's possible the photo may belong to of my friends who shared the checklist with me and the attribution somehow got mixed up, but it's so poor that the species can't even be identified for certain, so I'm honestly not sure. .... So, is there any way I or someone at eBird can get around or override whatever is blocking action and get the mystery photo removed? Thanks!

Caleb Marshall — December 07, 09:21PM

The same thing happened to my friend and I on checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38289791.
It was Chloe's picture of Blue-winged Teals, and somehow got onto Kaleb's list as Mallards.
I was able to delete the picture from my list, but when he tried it brought him to the "operation you requested cannot be performed" page.
He wrote the eBird staff about it, but I don't believe he received a response.

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