[OSM-talk] Potlatch for Newbies
ekkehart at gmx.de
Sat Aug 21 11:55:28 BST 2010
I am currently writing a How-To for people who have heard about OSM five
minutes ago and whish to contribute some specific POI information. Getting
to the point where they open Potlatch and need to click the Save or Live
mode buttons, I have become painfully aware on how this is inviting desaster
I am trying to interest new people. But that means sending absolutely
clueless folks here and one wrong click at that point and they can mess up
the area for good without even knowing it.
So my questions are:
- Why don't we disable that Live edit feature for good? I vaguely remember
the question has been raised before, but I just can't think of any use case
where I' need to mess up the data directly with no undo.
- If it is holy for some historic reason, why can't we put it away into a
power user menu that is well hidden from the newcomer that definitely always
wants and requires a way out if things go awry?
- Is there a way to call Potlatch with a parameter or different URL that
directly goes into save mode and does not show the save-or-sorry selection?
- is there any alternative if you need an editor that works online without
the need to install anything locally?
Pleas help me put my consience at rest :-)
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