[Imports] Harmful elements in taginfo tag cleanup process
ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi
Tue May 5 13:33:20 UTC 2015
As you probably know, there seems to constantly edits which are not good
that most likely originate from the taginfo tag cleanup process. Correct
data gets entirely deleted, not fixed as it is/was supposed to happen, and
often the changeset comments simply choose to lie using wording like:
"Fixed tagging", "Replaced local tags by english tags", etc.
Please note that I don't want to discredit all of that process as there's
also many useful edits out of it but unfortunately there are too many bad
apples currently in it too, IMHO.
Can something be done to stop these careless elephants messing the good
work of the mices? It seems that local mappers now need to fear for their
tags vanishing because of these edits. The current process allows no
sensible review of what gets deleted (unless one is lucky enough to notice
the removing changesets from the history) leaving that decision solely to
one single "fixer", who unfortunately have so far proven not being able to
get those decisions right.
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