[HOT] Idea: Feature identification 'forum'

Kate Chapman kate.chapman at hotosm.org
Thu Oct 16 15:02:17 UTC 2014

Hi All,

Nope, I haven't heard anything from anyone about the Galaxy Zoo talk forum.
It is certainly something we could look into though.



On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com>

> Kate previously brought up[1] the Galaxy Zoo Talk page[2] which is similar
> to your idea, Erik. Not sure if there have been any follow up discussions?
> [1]
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/hot/2014-September/006090.html
> [2] http://talk.galaxyzoo.org/#/boards/BGZ0000005
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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