[Talk-GB] [OSM-talk] This is an auto-generated note from MAPS.ME application:

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Dec 19 13:28:21 UTC 2016


On Fri, 2016-12-09 at 12:54 +0000, Robert Whittaker (OSM lists) wrote:
> On 9 December 2016 at 11:49, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Peter%20Mount/notes
> > 
> > They are all for the same entity.
> > 
> > How can we stop this annoying repetition? Can it be blocked at
> > OSM's end,
> > contact individual users or, better still, get it blocked at
> > source? Does
> > anyone have a contact at Map.me?
> 
> I wonder if this could be down to a simple misunderstanding of the
> Map.me UI. As far as the user is concerned he's stated that an object
> on the map no longer exists. He may not be aware this his action is
> adding a note rather than deleting the object immediately. So when
> the
> object stays on the map, he assumes his action has failed for
> technical reasons, and so tries again.
> 
I found out for my self that duplicate notes are easy to create on
Saturday. I was in Bridgnorth for a few beers with my mate, and before
that had had a walk around doing some mapping.

I managed to create 4 notes instead of one due to the interface.
Initially I had wanted to add a category to a building, in this case a
theatre. Maps.me didn't allow that so I added a note.

Touching the tick had apparently no effect (no animation or screen
change), so I assumed it hadn't registered and tried again. It was only
when I looked at the IRC channel and saw the 4 notes I realised what I
had done.

Phil (trigpoint)




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