[OSM-talk] Helping mappers feel comfortable about their contributions / quality control
niceman at att.net
Tue Sep 20 15:47:52 BST 2011
On 9/20/2011 10:37 AM, Jochen Topf wrote:
> We can see this effect with the "source" tag. In theory it should be updated
> to always reflect the source or sources of some piece of data. In practice
> it is hard to tell how to update this properly, so most people don't do it,
> and it looses all its value for everybody, because even if it is maintained
> you can't tell and so can't rely on it.
I almost never use the 'source' tag - mostly because I didn't happen
to study that part of the Wiki when I started, and second because I
didn't have the luxury of saying "Please review" for my first edit.
Even today, I would find it confusing to edit a group of objects
which have source tags - it would be more intuitive to put the source in
the changeset, if I were to get in the habit of starting to use the
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