[talk-au] MapRoulette Challenge for invalid phone numbers in Victoria.

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 10:51:53 UTC 2017

I agree 000 is not a contact number for enquiries about the feature it's
tagged an, so I'm for removing it.

On 8 Sep 2017 8:45 PM, "Warin" <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

On 08-Sep-17 07:53 PM, Andrew Davidson wrote:

> These are the numbers that aren't in a valid international or local
> format. They are "odd" in some way. Including a whole bunch of
> highway=emergency_access_point phone=000 (whatever that is supposed to
> mean?).

My present thoughts on 000 ... remove it.
Could be dialled accidentally thinking that you were ringing that
particular feature, like a fire station.

> On 08/09/17 19:45, Warin wrote:
>> On 08-Sep-17 07:36 PM, Andrew Davidson wrote:
>>> I noticed that someone had already set up a MapRoulette Challenge to fix
>>> phone numbers in Australia that aren't in the correct format. However there
>>> are about 3500 of them to check and it seems pointless to use human brain
>>> power to fix the ones that can be fixed by a machine just as well.
>>> With that in mind I've created a MapRoulette Challenge (
>>> http://maproulette.org/) that only covers the phone and fax numbers in
>>> Victoria that can't be read to a valid number. The task is called "Invalid
>>> phone/fax numbers in Victoria, Australia" and there are about 94 items
>>> requiring checking.
>>> If people think it is worthwhile I can create challenges for the other
>>> states.
>> Still thinking about this.
>> If the 1300 and 1800 numbers 'work' then so too will the non ISD numbers
>> .. just not from overseas.
>> As overseas interest in using 'our' numbers is very small I don't see
>> much urgency nor impact in it.
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