[talk-ph] Reverting newbie experiments

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 01:46:22 GMT 2009

Better play nice to newbies ;)

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 1:14 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I guess it was a matter of chance that I investigated an edit I saw on ITO
> OSM Mapper on a whim and came across what appears to be an experimental
> newbie edit on this way:
> http://openstreetmap.org/browse/way/29509693/history
> Basically, the new user added a bunch of tags to the landuse=residential
> polygon like waterway=river and railway=tram. This is obviously incorrect so
> I reverted it and contacted the user about the revert. Fortunately, the user
> replied and asked for a clarification and hopefully I was able to explain
> what I did.
> I guess the point of this post is that we need to be vigilant in monitoring
> edits. It will be hard to maintain the quality of the database as more and
> more people contribute. But, by actively engaging new users I hope we can
> bring in more people into the fold which helps to ease the effort of
> maintaining the quality.
> ~ Eugene / seav
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