[HOT] some issues about the HOT task manager

Oliver Richters oliver.richters at uni-oldenburg.de
Tue Jun 9 06:12:27 UTC 2015

Dear HOT activists,

I have a question and a comment concerning the task manager:

In the case of the Nepal mapping, the relevant area for a task is
usually following administrative boundaries. Due to the process of
setting the squares, the square at the borders usually contain lots of
space from outside the task area. Should mappers map the square or only
the marked area (blue)?

Sometimes, because of splitting, it may happen that squares lie
completely outside the area of the task. Map it or not?

I don't care what policy you prefer, but it would be great to know!

Second, one comment:
It would be a big improvement if the comments and edit history did not
vanish after splitting a task. If you receive a comment per private
message and the task has been deleted although it was just split up,
it's nearly impossible to find it.
If you split a task, the new parts should inherit the data generated
before and the old task should stay and link to the 4 new ones. Would
help a lot...

Taken the two things jointly: if you split a task and one of the squares
lies outside the boundary and should not be mapped therefore, it should
vanish at best.

Thanks for all your work,
Kind regards,


Theoretische Physik / Komplexe Systeme, ICBM
Carl von Ossietzky Universit├Ąt Oldenburg
Tel: 0441 - 798-3505

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