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

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 15:45:11 UTC 2014


FYI, this is why the OSM developers deliberately called it "changeset
discussion" - we should try to stick to that term :)

2014-11-03 15:36 GMT+00:00 Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
>
> moltonel3x on #OSM irc just noted something that we should also keep in
> mind:
>
> There is a potential for confusion between "changeset comment" and
> "changeset comments"
>
> I do not think it will affect us very much, but it is something we should
> keep in mind in case new mappers don't quite understand there is a
> difference and one we would very much like them to fill out and the other is
> optional.
>
> Cheers,
> Blake
>
>
>
> 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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