[Talk-us] Deleting / Closing / Renaming all places in a chain

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Wed Sep 7 13:25:56 UTC 2016

Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> writes:

> Hi,
> On 09/07/2016 02:48 AM, Mike N wrote:
>> But if one less 
>> thing is wrong or outdated, that makes the data more useful to all clients.
> Except those humans who could have used that outdated thing as a marker
> to tell them that the map is dated.
> Yes they could look at the last modification date of things or analyze
> how many contributors the area has or myriad other OSM insider things.
> But seeing a "Domino's Pizza" on the map doesn't need an API, or insider
> knowledge, it doesn't even need a web site - it is the universal
> language of map dating.
> Automatically fixing that is like a car salesperson fixing a leak with
> bubble gum because it looks better and they can't be bothered to fix it
> properly.

Your comment comes across as bizarre and hostile to the US mapping
community, as if you think it's horribly broken and proving that point
is more important than improving the map.
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