[Talk-us] NJ mass road demotions?

Peter Dobratz peter at dobratz.us
Sun Jun 11 18:52:02 UTC 2017

I've found that even active OSM contributors don't necessarily check the
email address associated with their OSM account.  If that is the case, they
may have not yet seen any changeset comments you have made on their

It's good to follow up with an OSM private message as these pop-up when you
log in to www.openstreetmap.org or start an editor like JOSM.


On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 3:36 AM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>

> Bryan Housel wrote:
> > What’s an acceptable amount of time to wait for a response before I
> > just start reverting?
> I commented on another of granpueblo's changesets on 21st May and have also
> not had a response yet. Given that, you probably only need to wait just a
> couple of days before embarking on a revert.
> (More generally, we need to think about how we communicate "be bold in what
> you add, careful in what you change" to new mappers. We see this fairly
> often in the UK too - over-assertive changes from someone who, through no
> fault of their own, doesn't understand OSM conventions; and on occasion the
> response ends up putting the contributor off continuing with OSM.)
> Richard
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