[OSM-dev] created_by considered harmfull
bvh-osm at irule.be
Thu Aug 9 09:50:22 BST 2007
On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 09:37:03AM +0100, Dave Stubbs wrote:
> Apart from the user confusion I can't actually see any "harm".
> Bandwidth is a non-issue, and I'm not aware of any current database
> space problems.
O the database can handle a few created_by tags fine. It is the
user side! For example I a have a N95 which is the ideal mapping
tool and I am working on a quick fix editor for it. Unfortunatly
I pay per transferred megabyte so I am very interested in bringing
> The purpose it serves was to highlight which editor was uploading
> things, if for instance there was an editor bug. But as JOSM in
> particular doesn't bother to include the version number, this is
> probably less useful than it could be. Otherwise the tag lets us make
> random statistics about what editor people are using.
As you say for debugging purposes the created_by tag is useless.
I also feel that there are more interesting statistics to make
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