[OSM-talk] Disable Potlatch finally.

Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Tue Dec 16 10:36:55 GMT 2008

I want to plead for disabling Potlatch.
Most of the silly edits, things like self crossing roads,
star formed roundabouts, forest areas crossing waters
and worse are 99% caused by potlatch editors.
The slowness of Flash on most computers, leads to
mouse lagging and positional errors, wanted or unwanted.
The immediate action by updating every change 
worsens the consequences because things not directly
visible (for whatever reason) are left in the database.

If the community wants to keep potlatch, it MUST
be changed in 

- obligatory validation included before upload
- upload only on request, not after each and every
 mouse click
- reduced functionality (limited tags; possible based on user experience?)
- immediate syntax help available in potlatch side window
for each allowed tag, with drawing examples.

Most of the errors however, seems to be caused by 
slow flash leading to difficult cursor positioning.

The argument of easy starting is not a valid one anymore
as the easy start means also means easy stupidities.
The complexity of the current state of the map with it's multitude
of tags and rules requires serious thinking about
editing, and Potlatch simply allows anyone to do anything
to easy. 

Gert Gremmen

Openstreetmap.nl  (alias: cetest)
-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] Namens Kenneth Gonsalves
Verzonden: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 10:50 AM
Aan: talk at openstreetmap.org
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-talk] live editing and conflict management

On Tuesday 16 Dec 2008 3:15:35 pm Robert Vollmert wrote:
> By the way, has anyone successfully disabled the Potlatch welcome  
> dialog?

ahh - thought it was some glitch in my firefox.

Kenneth Gonsalves

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