[HOT] Level of user experience to focus on

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 11:44:59 UTC 2015

On 5/29/2015 9:37 AM, Suzan Reed wrote:
  Routing newbies to tasks where they are reviewed by mentors? I would 
have liked that.

This is an interesting idea.

While every project needs to have its task squares reviewed and 
validated (at least once), the idea of creating some projects that new 
contributors to HOT mapping are directed to and special attention is 
placed on reviewing those completed task squares and providing feedback 
as soon as absolutely possible seems like a good compromise between the 
ideal world (lots of training and mentoring) and what we can 
realistically do, especially when welcoming thousands of new mappers to 
HOT/OSM during a major event.

It would also help give focus to experienced mappers who are doing 
validation and feedback knowing that certain projects are where they 
should always look to first to do validations.

I think we kind of, sort of do this now, but making it more explicit 
would be a big improvement I think. It is at least worth a good solid 
try at some point.


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