[Talk-us] Request for community mediation

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Oct 21 23:54:47 BST 2010


Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> 3. We will not be drawn into further discussion about this. Edit wars are
>> not an acceptable means of settling a dispute *even* if one is right.
> What would have been the correct means of settling the dispute then? I
> tried talking to Blackadder, one of the people listed on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Disputes, and he said "Eventually
> you will hopefully reach consensus, if not and it becomes a dispute I
> can help you and the other party(s) to resolve the issue amicably."
> Where was this help? Was I misadvised?

We have very limited resources that we can deploy to conflict 
resolution, and we have to allocate them wisely.

The matter you are quarrelling about is of negligible relevance to the 
project as a whole and nobody can honestly expect us to deal with it in 
detail from a distance. When Blackadder advised you of the general 
course of such things, he had probably not understood the non-scale of 
this issue.

I suggest that you ignore Paul's tagging as long as he uses it in his 
local area. If you can't manage to do that, maybe try a Yoga class. Cool 
down. Paul's tagging sure is quirky but who knows, sometimes these 
quirky things lead to something cool built on top of them. If not, then 
they will die out by themselves. No need for you to police Paul's 
harmless edits *even* *if* *they* *should* *be* *wrong*. Do you know the 
saying "the wiser head gives in"?

This is the very last comment I'll make on this issue because it becomes 
hard for me to remain polite. The next thing either of you is going to 
read from me is the ban message if you continue your edit war.


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