[Talk-us] Mass deletion in shawnee county, ks

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue May 28 08:18:03 UTC 2013

> From: Mike Dupont [mailto:jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 8:45 PM
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org; Toby Murray; the Old Topo Depot; Paul
> Norman
> Subject: Mass deletion in shawnee county, ks
> Hi all, I would like some help here. I have spent the past 6 months
> working on the shawnee county and now douglass county.. Now paul norman
> has decided to delete massive amounts of data and refuses to even
> discuss or work with me on this.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/16288086
> Is anyone interested in helping out on this? I feel horrible about this
> situation and would like to resolve it. Yes I did not follow all
> procedures on this, but have not caused any problems, I have now a bot
> to clean up any badly named streets. Also I have dont months of manual
> cleanup. this effort is being undermined.

I'll quote my previous message to Mike

> From: Paul Norman [mailto:penorman at mac.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:50 PM
> To: 'Mike Dupont'
> Imports have certain requirements. Last time you ignored them with Shawnee

> county data you were told you need you needed to use a dedicated account 
> and consult with the community. A number of issues were raised including 
> some clear bugs (e.g. addr:street like First AVENUE). You said "I will 
> just finish cleaning it up manually then, and wont import any more"
> You then proceeded to continue the import after a few month break, exactly

> as before, without even fixing the clear bugs.

Everything reverted should have been from April, not from earlier stuff 
you were fixing up.

In short, you were told previously to not import without meeting the 
requirements, you said you wouldn't import any more, then you did so

> I ask only that we find a good
> solution to the issue without just random deletion.

If there's a case where non-imported data was affected, that's something
that can be fixed. Do you have specific object IDs?

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