[OSM-talk] Contacting OSM editors

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Thu Aug 9 15:31:46 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 07:30:01AM -0700, Mikel Maron wrote:
> > 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..

No, but revealing the numeric ID doesn't actually help you contact that
editor at all either.

How would you use the numeric ID once you had it?


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