[Imports] One user, many imports, many accounts?

James james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 19:18:04 UTC 2017

I would say one dedicated account for all imports. It's just to isolate the
changes from a regular mapping events(so they don't get bulk reverted in
the mix).

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Michael Reichert <osm-ml at michreichert.de>

> Hi,
> from time to time I remind users participating in imports to use a
> dedicated account for their participation. [1] A Canadian asked me
> yesterday if a user who participates in multiple imports needs one
> account per import or if one account for all imports is sufficient. [2]
> I think that a user only has to create one account for all imports if it
> is possible to distinguish independent imports (good and meaningful
> changeset comments!). The main idea behind this requirement is that if
> anything is wrong the import (e.g. technical or legal issues), anyone
> (including the mapper himself) can revert the import with less
> collateral damage.
> What are your opinions?
> Best regards
> Michael
> [1] I don't revert imports just because they were uploaded with the
> wrong account. Sometimes users accidentially use the wrong account. This
> happens even to me. In other cases users are not aware that this
> requirement exists (it is hidden in the guideline).
> [2] The personal message was a response to a changeset comment by me.
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