[talk-ph] Reverting newbie experiments

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 16:13:34 GMT 2009


Don't worry; I was nice and polite. :-)

The Wikipedia guideline, "Please do not bite the newcomers" (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:BITE) is also applicable to us here in OSM.


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 9:46 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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