[HOT] limit validation to experienced users

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Thu Apr 30 20:44:49 UTC 2015

coming back to this subject. A story from behind the scene.

This remembers me a new contributor for Ebola that nearly entered in an edit war. He was contacted. This ended-up that he was a very motivated teenager. His parents helped him and he his now in the top list of the Ebola contributors !

      De : Kretzer <kretzer at gmx.net>
 À : Pierre GIRAUD <pierre.giraud at gmail.com> 
Cc : HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Jeudi 30 avril 2015 10h51
 Objet : Re: [HOT] limit validation to experienced users
Makes sense to me ...

In task #1018 there seems to be a user with little experience and lots of confidence invalidating dozens of tiles, arguing that "every individual structure needs to be traced". 
The person even entered in a kind if edit war with maning. I really feel this is a waste of precious time. 

In this tasks there are very specific instructions on how to validate (which is a very good idea!). 
They do clearly say that the major highways need to be there, not all the highways. 

I guess the goal is to get the relevant structures as quickly as possible. That kind of nitpicking seems to be just slowing the job. 

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Am 30.04.15 um 15:49 schrieb Pierre GIRAUD

> Hi all,
> I wasn't able to read all the email I got for the last 3 days, and
> there's a ton of those.
> However, I've seen a lot of people complaining about beginner mappers
> validating tasks even if they're not experienced enough to do so.
> Before we find a way to avoid this with additions to the tasking
> manager, I think there may be a workaround.
> What about making the (100% done) projects in a private mode
> temporarily and give access to a limited list of users so that they
> can validate the done tasks.
> This could be used for this project for example:
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1008
> This would prevent beginners to come to this project, wonder what to
> do and then validate tasks even if they don't know what they're doing.
> My 2 cents.
> Pierre
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