[HOT] Feedback about the Tasking Manager

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:25:52 UTC 2017

Very good. I support these suggestions.


On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM Florian Niel <florian.niel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> In December 2016 I found HOT by accident and started contributing. Now I
> have seen some different types of projects and want to give feedback
> about the tasking manager.
> 1) Information for new users:
> I think it is really good. The system with the description and the
> instrucions first is really helpful. Maybe some images of the most
> common mistakes plus how it should be done in the instructions window
> would help the not English speaking mappers to avoid mistakes.
> 2) Questions about a project
> I wish there was a comment section for every project where anyone can
> ask general questions. For example if I realize that same things are
> being mapped differently, I coud ask how it should be done and everybody
> would see the answer. Right now I can just send a personal note to the
> project manager or ask the question in the square-comment-box. Both ways
> are not helpful to other mappers as they cannot see it.
> For the Aweil project this possibility exists as a separate website
> (https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/JanBohmMSF/diary/40072) and has been
> very helpful for me and other mappers.
> 3) Information for validators
> I soon started validating easy projects after some weeks. I thought I
> had seen enough and tried to do like the other validators. I did not
> know about the wiki page for validation (I just found it today). It
> would have been great if the tasking manager had showed me the link to
> the wiki or other useful information for validators when I clicked the
> "Review the work" button the first time.
> Or even better, provide a second button next to the "Review the work"
> button which says something like "Validation instructions" which directs
> you to the validation wiki page (or something similar, but
> project-specific). I think this would encourage more mappers to start
> validating.
> Best,
> Florian
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