[Talk-GB] liam123's latest

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Fri Sep 18 14:57:26 BST 2009


On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Richard Mann
<richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> I agree. I think it would be even more useful to be able to quarantine
>> particular users changesets for manual review so the could be let
>> through in the end - though there's all the problems of conflicting
>> changes building up that that entails (or blocking further changes to
>> those objects until the changeset is decided one way or the other), so
>> I'm not under any illusion that this is easy.
>>
>> David
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> I'd suggest locking everything a changeset touches for xx hours, with xx
> variable by user. In the quarantine period the changeset can be reverted,
> but no other changes are allowed. If it's not reverted in the quarantine
> period, everything gets unlocked. So the user sees their edit get rendered,
> but anyone can follow them round hitting the undo button.
>

Revert === Edit

which makes it quite hard to make an edit, and would also block people
from reverting reverts, or something.
Plus it makes DOS attacks really really effective because new users
have the biggest lock impact.

The problem needs fixing with better tools for sorting out mess, not
more weird and wonderful metrics for getting in people's way.

Dave




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