[HOT] Idea: Feature identification 'forum'

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 14:23:05 UTC 2014

Asking help from other contributors on a specific object is usually done
via a fixme=* tag. Tools like http://keepright.at allow you to browse those
objects, so mappers can fix it when they know the answer. Polls on a
specific object are never needed, as someone who goes to survey the object
should always see what it is.

When tracing for HOT though, and there is no local community able to do
surveying, that fixme could remain unfixed a long time.

For general questions, you can always use help.osm.org or forum.osm.org .

On your actual question, I don't know the answer.
Op 16-okt.-2014 16:00 schreef "Erik Walthinsen" <omega at omegacs.net>:

> I'm working on some outlying parts of Port Loko on #699, and ran into what
> looks like a path, but it also follows in what looks a lot like a watershed
> and seems more defined (in places) than I would expect a path to look.  I'm
> honestly not sure which it is, or if it's both how they would align.  (way
> #308060638, currently a path)
> That got me thinking: what if HOT (or eventually OSM in general) had a
> specialized forum where questions like this can be posted in reference to a
> way# or node# specifically?  Interested parties can browse or
> standing-search the questions by tag (either OSM or topical), geofence, or
> whatever.  It acts like a forum topic for the most part, where discussion
> can take place.  Each can (as appropriate) have a poll with options being
> full OSM tagsets, anybody who's posted can add a poll option, and anybody
> who's already voted gets a notification when new options are added so they
> can reconsider.
> Unfortunately I have neither the time nor expertise to implement such a
> system, but I thought I'd toss the idea out if anybody wanted to run with
> it.
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