[HOT] osm now has changeset discussions - use for validation messages?

Yves yvecai at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 21:25:06 UTC 2014


It sounds as a good practice to comment on both ways.
TM2 comments will be missed by the occasional HOT mapper I am.
Yves

On 2 novembre 2014 22:09:53 UTC+01:00, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:
>My preference at this point is to use the TM2 comments as they are on a
>
>per task basis instead of just one changeset increasing the chance 
>others will see and potentially benefit from any comments left on the 
>task. I do not think anyone but the one person who committed the 
>changeset will see changeset comments in our mapping work context.
>
>With the recent addition of the @ mentions for task comments, while not
>
>emailed to users, it will notify them via the TM that someone has 
>mentioned them in a comment on a task.
>
>I generally add @ mentions to all the tasks I validate lately.
>
>In other words, I think for general OSM mapping that does not make use 
>of the TM, the changeset comments are great, but aside from the email 
>notification, I do not see them adding much to our workflow for working
>
>with mappers and them being potentially less helpful to our mapping
>work 
>since fewer people will see comments if they are just on changesets.
>
>It is possible I am missing something though, that is just my initial 
>reaction.
>
>
>
>On 11/2/2014 3:42 PM, Dan S wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> OpenStreetMap has a new feature called changeset discussions -
>described here:
>>
>https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2014/11/02/introducing-changeset-discussions/
>>
>> It seems quite useful for feedback on HOT aerial mapping. As an
>> example, I just validated a square and I added a comment on the
>actual
>> changeset itself:
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/26398525
>>
>> For now, I _also_ put the same comment into the Tasking Manager item:
>> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/713#task/203
>>
>> A nice thing about this new feature is that it automatically emails
>> the right people to notify them of the comments. A possible negative
>> is that the "conversation" is entirely public.
>>
>> Any other HOT validators have opinions about whether we should start
>> to make more use of the feature?
>>
>> Best
>> Dan
>>
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