[OSM-talk-be] Welcoming platform (was: publieke telefooncellen / public telephones)

Ruben Maes ruben at janmaes.com
Fri Jul 31 12:28:17 UTC 2015

Op 30 juli 2015 23:02 schreef Ben Abelshausen <ben.abelshausen op gmail.com>:
> 2015-07-30 18:43 GMT+00:00 Ruben Maes <ruben op janmaes.com>:
>> Het allemaal met de hand verifiëren klinkt leuk maar zoveel actieve
>> mappers hebben we niet ...
> Dat is inderdaad het probleem... We proberen al heel lang om meer mensen
> actief te betrekken maar dat is niet gemakkelijk en veel werk.
> Welcome-messages helpen echt wel volgens mij dus enorm bedankt om daaraan
> mee te werken! Het is hier in ieder geval al een stuk drukker dan een paar
> jaar geleden, hoe dat komt weet ik niet zeker! ;-)

I'm making a proof-of-concept of a platform to help us welcome new
mappers. Joost Schouppe has made this Google Sheet[1] which is awesome
but we both agree something better can be built.

What the platform currently can do:
* import a CSV with the mappers from the Google Sheet (so work we've
done there isn't lost!)
* request and parse
http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/newestosmcountryfeed.php?c=Belgium to
detect new mappers
* fetch the changesets of new users and determine their primary
editor, and if they use iD also their language
* show a profile for each new contributor with their number of
changesets, picture e.a. (one-page static preview at [2])
* show a list of new contributors (with a summary of their profile)
* generate custom welcome messages based on their language and editor

What I would like it to do:
* store notes for each contributor (and the author of the note) and a
description of what they've done (partially present: can only be
imported, not yet edited)
* maybe store a more elaborate history of the correspondence with a contributor
* show some stats
* be able to generate "potential vandalism" messages
* be hosted on osm.be

I'm not that good at programming and the PHP code's currently a mess :p
I would like to start over with some help. If you would like to help, please do!

[1] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/116b0HzWb3dCFy6Qp52pEGgRZXPTXWKyf8YWxSapXZQ4/edit
[2] http://rumores.eu/osm-welcome/preview.html

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