[Talk-ca] An Idea

Jason Reid osm at bowvalleytechnologies.com
Tue Jan 6 20:46:39 GMT 2009

Richard Degelder wrote:
> When we are importing data from GeoBase would it not be a good idea to
> do so under a user name other than the one each user normally uses?  
> If I am editing something the edits always appear under the user name
> rtdg but possibly we should consider a special user name for those times
> that each person is doing a bulk upload to differentiate that it is not
> a normal edit process.  That can be a common user name for all GeoBase
> imports or each person can set up their own special user name to be only
> used to do a bulk import from GeoBase, an example might be for me to use
> rtdg-GeoBase for any bulk uploads from GeoBase and still use rtdg for my
> normal edits, even if the edits are to GeoBase derived data, or
> uploads.  
> The advantage is that in the event of something really going wrong with
> the bulk import we have a clear user name to look to for backing out the
> data.  Another advantage is that it also allows people to quickly
> realize that the data was not part of a normal upload process but is, in
> fact, a part of a special bulk import from GeoBase.  People can then
> determine how much they trust the data from their personal experiences
> looking at other data imported into OSM.
> Richard Degelder
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Definitely. I'd suggest at least a distinct name per type of upload.

-Jason Reid

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