[Imports] edit import guideline wiki page

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 15:20:02 UTC 2013


2013/11/6 Carol Kraemer <cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com>

> Good morning Martin,
>
> "Guidelines" often read as suggested reading while "Policy" carries more
> weight and defined consequences for not following it.
>
> -
>


yes, in general it is clear, but there is a quite verbal text how to read
these guidelines:

These guidelines are not definitive - they are not laws. As such, following
them is not guarantee that an import will be acceptable and not following
them does not mean there will be problems with an import. There are no hard
and fast rules; there is no rule that says: "If you do this, then you will
definitely get blocked", and there is no rule that says "if you do this,
then you will definitely not get blocked". However, these guidelines embody
many lessons learned throughout the history of OpenStreetMap and should be
reviewed by anyone interested in importing data while protecting the
existing OSM database.

The Data working
group<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data_working_group>is tasked
by the OSMF to detect and stop imports that do not comply with
guidelines. So, not following these guidelines may put your account at risk
of being blocked (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks).


especially the paragraph is quite explicit: "The Data working
group<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data_working_group>is tasked
by the OSMF to detect and stop imports that do not comply with
guidelines. So, not following these guidelines may put your account at risk
of being blocked"


cheers,

Martin
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