[Talk-GB] RFC Mechanical edit: UK Shop Names

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 16:50:41 UTC 2014


Dear Matthjis,

Apparently you have chosen to change names of shops which have been
surveyed in the field. Please do not assume that your armchair knowledge is
somehow more valuable than someone who lives in the area and actually goes
out and looks what it says on the front of the shops.

I could have done many of these changes, but strangely decided not too. I
even did some work on stores in the co-operative movement, where someone
else had already erroneously changed names.

Your actions however well-intentioned are far too hasty, and do not appear
to respect the clear guidelines set out in the Mechanical edit policy.

Regards,

Jerry Clough

On 24 October 2014 15:44, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>
wrote:

> On 24 October 2014 15:24, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> > Note that by "propose" what Matthijs means is "have already started
> doing"
> > if the number of "Correct tagging of XXX shops" changesets by him in the
> > last 24 hours are anything to do by:
> >
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Math1985/history
>
> Hi Tom,
>
> No, your presumption (which you phrased in a way to make it sound like
> a statement rather than an presumption, by the way) is not true. I
> have not started with any of the proposed changes here.
>
> The proposed changes in this thread involve changes to name tags of
> shops, while my changeset involves the shop tag - and that only
> involving small numbers of shops, in cases where a clear community
> consensus already exist. If there are any particular of my change
> sets, or even all of them, you have a problem with, please let me know
> and I will gladly revert them.
>
> Kind regards,
> Matthijs
>
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