[Talk-GB] Suburbs in London/Brum - big edits
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Thu Nov 20 08:11:15 UTC 2014
On 19/11/14 22:37, Lester Caine wrote:
> The wiki only provides general guide lines and picking WHICH rules to
> use is much better discussed by a local group than being applied without
> any reference to the on the ground situation ...
In that case, you should edit the wiki to either cover the local
exceptions, or give clear guidance as to where the edge cases lie. It
should be possible to do most mapping based on just the wiki, otherwise
you get the situation that you have on Google Maps where there are lots
of rules that people fall foul of when their submissions get moderated,
but which they couldn't reasonably have deduced for themselves.
The relatively light retro-moderation approach is one of the reasons
that contribute to OSM, when compared with the heavy, mandatory,
moderation that seems to happen on Google Maps. If large numbers of
changesets are going to get reverted because unwritten rules are
violated, OSM is going to be no better than Google.
We don't expect the general public to get ruling from a court every time
they make a decision in their lives. We should not expect mappers to go
before the court of this mailing list every time they make a decision on
mapping. If the law is uncertain, fix the law.
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