[Talk-GB] Problematical edits near Leyland

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Jan 6 19:20:48 GMT 2013

I have successfully reverted the changeset.

Now dreaming up a suitable diplomatic explanation for the new mapper.

I am using JOSM, on Fedora 17.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Sun, 2013-01-06 at 19:03 +0000, SomeoneElse wrote:
> The following changeset by a new mapper near Leyland appears problematical:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/14536266
> It doesn't appear to be malicious - it looks like it's a case of "delete 
> everything and redraw it badly".
> An example is:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/199632688
> It doesn't join at the north end, has an incorrect name, and misses the 
> speed limits that had been manually surveyed for the ways that it replaced.
> Three of the four pages of ways in the changeset contain similar deletions.
> I had intended to revert it* and then explain to the new mapper what the 
> problem was.  Unfortunately JOSM with the reverter plugin falls over 
> with a null pointer exception.  Plan B is probably "revert.pl" but I've 
> unfortunately run out of time tonight.
> Could some kind soul who's got revert.pl or some alternative installed, 
> tested and working revert changeset 14536266?
> Cheers,
> Andy
> * Yes, I know that this is a very drastic action - but in this case 
> (given the damage done) I think that it would be justified.  I'm also 
> happy to discuss alternative approaches if anyone feels that there's a 
> better way of dealing with this particular issue.
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