[Talk-ca] COMS2200 Ottawa, Carleton University

James james2432 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 02:25:30 UTC 2017

1. the restriction was a login(zero minute) block to grab users attention
after multiple attempts trying to contact:
so once they login and view the message they can edit again

2. They have not been editing just around Carleton Campus, there have been
students editing out on baseline and other areas of Ottawa

3. I've been trying to fix them, but at 1000+ changesets this is going to
be a monumental task.

I'm not trying to stop your students from contributing, but when they
simply ignore advice we try to give them to correct said actions(kept
contributing after multiple changeset comments: they get an email per
changeset comment) we need a higher power(admins) to step in so we can
discuss like human beings.

On Oct 10, 2017 10:14 PM, "Tracey P. Lauriault" <tlauriau at gmail.com> wrote:

Greetings OSM mappers;

I understand that students for COMS2200 have been blocked from posting to

There was also an unfortunate email sent to Carleton University by one of
your members that is circulating through the administration from (
james2432 at gmail.com).

The data are being contributed as part of an assignment described here -

I understand that the students are making some small and some large
mistakes that may not meet your OSM data quality standards.  The students
are restricted to only be mapping the Carleton University Campus.

I wonder if it might be possible to unlock the restriction to let them
finish the assignment.  They should be done by next week. There are 150
students.  Once the assignment is complete I would gladly work with you to
salvage the data, delete some data, repair some data or wipe all of the

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that you can be empathetic and
allow for the assignment to be completed so that the students can be

Also, perhaps there are a number of common errors and if you identify them
we may be able to fix them.


*Tracey P. Lauriault*

Assistant Professor
Critical Media Studies and Big Data
Communication Studies
School of Journalism and Communication
Suite 4110, River Building
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa (ON) K1S 5B6

1-613-520-2600 x7443 <(613)%20520-2600>
Tracey.Lauriault at Carleton.ca
Skype: Tracey.P.Lauriault

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