[Tagging] converted_by : discardable ?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 26 18:08:26 UTC 2021




Jan 26, 2021, 19:05 by stefan.tauner at gmx.at:

> On Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:37:24 -0500
> "Brian M. Sperlongano" <zelonewolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, you have my support.  Inertia and the fear of object revision counts
>> by one are a poor excuse for keeping obviously useless cruft in the
>> database.
>>
>
> Imports and automated edits are subject to discussion for a reason and
> you should never just do it without substantial feedback. However,
> not every "automated" edit is equally risky or potentially harmful. The
> risk of destroying anything of value here is about nil. I don't value
> the argument of big BBes not at all either (from a human perspective at
> least - is there are technical reason to avoid big BBes?).
>
> However, we should also make sure that it does not come back.
> Documenting it in the wiki is therefore useful, thanks for the addition.
> Also, somebody might want to make sure that the source of 90% of these
> entries gets fixed. No, idea if anybody still uses that track2osm but
> it still contains the code that creates these entries:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Track2osm
>
> Did anybody check when that tag has been added the last time? Removing
> the tags globally once is OK IMHO but doing it every month because they
> still get added again would certainly not be a good idea :)
> The resolution of the chronology is not good enough to discern that.
>
Looking at taginfo it seems to be that source is clearly fixed
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/converted_by#chronology

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