Hi, friends, I'm wondering if any kind of safeguard is in place against possible misidentification. There seems to be a lot of crowdsourced ID going on, which is great for everyone EXCEPT in the cases that members of the "crowd" hand out inaccurate identifications. Other spider ID forums I participate in are repeatedly plagued by alarmists who ID everything as a brown recluse and advise killing it with fire.
So, do Admin members go through and check every thread?
I recently posted a pisaurid in this thread: http://www.spiders.us/forums/showthread.php?t=2547 and you can see in the feedback that two responders ratify a genus ID which may or may not be based on evidence. This wiki list of Dolomedes species does not include any Central American members: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...cies#Dolomedes
As helpful as Phil and Ungoliant are trying to be, I think in this case they are overreaching. What's the best way to approach this?