[Talk-us] name expansion bot (Re: Imports information on the wiki)

andrzej zaborowski balrogg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 17:47:48 GMT 2012

On 15 January 2012 14:35, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> On 1/15/2012 8:28 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> Actually the script also expanded the W to West. But my point is that it
>> is a TIGER entry error, and any future script needs to take into account
>> that these exist and people may have already fixed them to the correct
>> names.
>  Agreed- if we're thinking of a bot that periodically fixes everything, we
> need a special tag that says "abbreviation_bot=back_off" (but perhaps not so
> verbose) - something that tells the bot not to touch the name because it is
> unusual and has been manually checked.

Perhaps checking if either the name= tag or the direction_suffix tag
has ever been edited by a human would be a good measure.  The ways
which have been edited might need to be manually reviewed if they
contain an unexpanded N, E, W or S.


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