[Talk-GB] Birmingham Tree Import

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 22:36:34 UTC 2017

Surely instead of just using email to let users know about comments on 
changesets and notes, there should be some sort of notification on the 
OSM website as well? There already is a notification in the top right 
corner for unread messages - this should be extended to changesets and 

There will always be some people who have problems with emails getting 
through to them, so they shouldn't be solely relied upon.

On 13/04/2017 16:53, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 13/04/2017 16:12, Brian Prangle wrote:
>> On the subject of fixing things, my block seems to have been 
>> precipitated by my not participating in changeset discussions of 
>> which I still remain oblivious because apparently the automatic email 
>> notification system breaks randomly and it seems I'm one of its 
>> victims. I can't fix this and I think it's a problem of at least two 
>> years standing.
> I've seen a few different ways that emails can "not be delivered"; the 
> good news is that they're all user-fixable.
> 1) One kind of problem is over-zealous spam filtering by your email 
> provider.  A bit of training (regularly checking spam folders and 
> fishing valid mail out) should work here.  If it doesn't, change your 
> email provider.  With gmail (which your list mail and mine are using) 
> I occasionally have to check the junk folder to fish out non-English 
> emails, but otherwise it's pretty good at spam recognition.
> 2) Another is that you've tried to change email addresses in the past 
> and not confirmed the "new" address.  To fix this go into "My 
> Settings" and change email again, this time making sure that you click 
> on the link within the "Confirm your e-mail address" email.
> 3) A third problem I've seen (but pretty unlikely to be the case here) 
> is where you'd specified to your email provider that you want email 
> delivered to a particular host and then for whatever reason that 
> becomes impossible (perhaps the target server goes down).  Again, fix 
> the problem that prevents email delivery, reconfirm the settings with 
> your email provider and hosts should start retrying again shortly.
>> In the meantime is there any workround for viewing changeset discussions?
> The ubiquitous Pascal Neis has an answer that's actually far better 
> than a workaround.   Using the userid for a particular user you can 
> browse to e.g.:
> http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-discussion-comments?uid=9065
> or you can click through from an entry in e.g. 
> http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-discussions?c=United%20Kingdom .
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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