[OSM-talk] Contacting OSM editors

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 9 15:30:01 BST 2007


> >> Whom would you address your message to?
> >
> > Dear OpenStreetMap Comrade
> >  or
> Hello Dude, Mapping in My Area
> 
> No ;-) I meant, if you want OSM to broker the message, what are you  
> going to tell OSM where it should send the message to?
>
> I was asking because I didn't understand whether you were (a)  
> proposing to release the numerical user ids where people haven't  
> agreed to give out their username, or whehter you wanted to (b)  
> create an interface where you could somehow say "please send this to  
> the dude who changed way #1234 yesterday around 16:50", or whether  
> you had a third thing in mind.

I was thinking (a). Unless I'm remembering wrong, these ids were being sent out through the API, and we're visible in JOSM.

Revealing the numeric id of an editor doesn't seem like a privacy violation to me..










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