[HOT] Feedback about the Tasking Manager

Donal Hunt donal.hunt at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:59:36 UTC 2017

+1 on the validation comments. I'd be more than happy to validate but
didn't know how to get started (and I'm conscious that not being a
calibrated validator would cause much pain for the organisations relying on
the data).

Would be great if there was a way for bootstrapping validators so they can
come up to speed quickly (some sort of feedback loop from experienced
validators / project leads would be useful I think).


On 25 Feb 2017 9:28 am, "Ralf Stephan" <gtrwst9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Very good. I support these suggestions.
> Regards,
> 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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