[Talk-us] Tiger Zip Data Removal Project (Update)

Hans De Kryger hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 01:07:47 UTC 2017

Thanks for the advice everyone. I have moved on to my normal editing.

About the soft approach to tiger removal. I see no reason not to look into
it. Do i bring up these questions on github for Josm & iD?

On Jul 12, 2017 10:15 PM, <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi Hans,
> I sincerely hope you’ll reconsider because I know that you have a lot of
> positive energy to bring to the US community.
> I think what you might take away from this is that a single thread on the
> mailing list is not always enough to gauge the temperature of the
> community. There are many mappers who are not on the mailing list at all
> or, like me, are on it but pay only occasional attention to it.  Once you
> start to get negative feedback on edits, I think it is a signal to pause
> and rethink, and perhaps spend some more time discussing. Not necessarily
> to give up! Criticism and negativity are cheap commodities on the internet,
> and OSM is no exception.
> I think there is value in your idea to remove redundant TIGER tags but
> perhaps a different approach is called for. Frederik had some good advice
> to share in that regard. Perhaps a more gentle way to go about it is to
> discuss extending the set of tags that are automatically removed when
> editing a TIGER way in JOSM (and iD?).
> Best
> Martijn
> On Jul 8, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> So last month i started a discussion about a project i took on removing
> Tiger zip data across the U.S. I brought it to the community after i
> received concern from quite a few mappers in the U.S. After getting more
> unfriendly changeset comments and messages in my inbox i'm officially
> done.  The Project is done for good. Not really wanting to get in an
> argument daily with the messages I've gotten in my mailbox. I've learned
> first hand just how unfriendly the osm community can be. It makes me quite
> sad to see that side of the it. I've been apart of osm for 4+ years and
> this type of response from the community makes me never want to contribute
> ever again.
> *Regards,*
> *Hans*
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