[Talk-GB] Voting mechanical edit: UK shop names

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sat Nov 1 13:00:20 UTC 2014


On 1 November 2014 12:50:58 GMT, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
>Matthijs Melissen wrote:
>> Voting is now open for the proposal to unify the names of chain 
>> shops within the UK by renaming them.
>No, it isn't.
>Mechanical edits stand or fall by their own merits. They cannot be
>ok-ed by
>a vote.
>From the Automated Edits Code of Conduct: "We do not require or
>recommend a
>formal vote, but if there is significant objection to your plan - and
>minorities may be significant! - then change it or drop it altogether."
>We historically have a low tolerance of mechanical edits and imports in
>UK; we prefer to make large-scale changes by hand. That is one of the
>reasons why the OSM map of the UK is so good. A "come one, come all"
>vote on
>the wiki can be trivially gerrymandered into supporting your proposals
>without any proof of approval by the people who are affected by such a
>change, i.e. UK mappers.
>I am not sure where you got the idea of a "vote" for mechanical edits
>(Wikipedia? wiki.osm.org tag pages?), but there is no precedent for it
>OSM and I would ask you to withdraw it.
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cheers, Chris
osm user, chillly
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