[talk-au] [sharedmapau] Re: Mass revert now??

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 00:26:49 GMT 2012

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just love the admiration people give out for those that spent a lot
> of time and effort trying to make OSM the best map possible, only to
> throw away all the hard work and throw insults in the faces of people.

Let's recap:
1) You did lots of hard work creating content
2) You applied the maxspeed change
3) You refused to accept the contributor terms

Now, 3) totally negates the benefit of 1). It's actually worse than if
you had never contributed anything at all, because the net effect for
us is a lot of wasted effort in trying to work around your
contributions. And 2) makes all this much worse again.

So, regardless of how much time and effort you've actually put in, as
far as I see your overall contribution to OSM, it's negative. You have
harmed this project more than you have helped it. Sorry, but it's
true. Buying someone the most amazing birthday present counts for
nothing if you take it away from them again.

So, John, if you'd like to tick that little box that indicates
acceptance of the CTs, then I'd be happy to shower you with admiration
and gratitude. If not, it's hard to see what we have to be grateful
for: your contribution to the OSM database will be precisely zero.


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