[Osmf-talk] Anonymous notes on osm.org

Roman Fischer roman at mybabey.ch
Wed Nov 14 08:33:01 UTC 2012

Looks to me that there are major reservations -against- starting with  
an open system. ;-)

Interesting situation... do we need to vote or do the ones  
implementing such a bug-system decide which way to start? :)


Quoting Hugo Holscher <hugoholscher at gmail.com>:

> Looks to me that there is substantial support for an open system.  
> The good thing is we can learn from that and if the majority is  
> mistaken, there is always a way back.
> As a recipient of MapDust errors, I would like to see a few people  
> to think how we can ensure that the number of real bugs increases. I  
> saw the number of  1-2 out of 10 bugs are real map bugs and in my  
> experience that is the optimistic number. The main reason I see is  
> that routing errors and temporarily closed roads (e.g. unloading  
> trucks) are reported as bugs. A low point was a GPS misreading of  
> 200 m making the user feel to be on a totally different road.
> I know too little of bug reporting systems, but if a working group  
> is started to improve on the MapDust principle, happy to contribute,
> Hugo
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Rich
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:54 AM
> To: Harry Wood
> Cc: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] Anonymous notes on osm.org
> On 2012-11-13 05:04, Harry Wood wrote:
>> I feel quite strongly that we should allow anonymous notes. The exciting
>> thing about OpenStreetBugs was always the simplicity of the user
>> experience, particularly for non-registered fly-by contributors. Close
>> your eyes and think back to a time when you weren't obsessed with
>> OpenStreetMap. Imagine you're this guy:
>> https://forums.craigslist.org/?ID=221103972   Looks like I failed to
>> persuade him/her to add a bug, and that's without requiring sign in.
>> It's a user experience thing. For me this massively outweighs the other
>> considerations you've mentioned.
>> But a period of a few months of lockdown might be a good idea ("soft
>> launch")  Discussed here already:
>> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/rails-dev/2012-October/001138.html
> i would strongly favour starting with such a "lockdown". mostly because
> of seeing too many useless reports on osb, and to see that community can
> deal with the amount of incoming reports.
> as noted by others, there's little benefit if we're swamped with
> reports, they pile up, become outdated etc. it also discourages
> reporters from bothering again.
>> Harry
> ...
> -- 
>  Rich
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