[OSM-talk] Contacting OSM editors
tom at compton.nu
Thu Aug 9 15:51:04 BST 2007
In message <733509.52770.qm at web30802.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 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?
> Just something like
> which actually resolves to something. Not sure if the messaging
> functionality actually connects up to this anonymous user.
It's a bit tricky because a user (maybe not even user 1000!) might
have set "User_1000" as their display name ;-)
In fact quite a few users do have "user_NNNN" as their display name
at the moment - basically everybody that hadn't set one themselves
before it was mandatory now has that.
Personally http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/1000 would be my choice
although even that could potentially conflict.
Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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