[OSM-talk] Disable Potlatch finally.

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 16 10:42:30 GMT 2008


Gert Gremmen wrote:
>Sent: 16 December 2008 10:37 AM
>To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: [OSM-talk] Disable Potlatch finally.
>
>
>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

Well, if you have an alternative online solution to share with us I'm sure
you will find plenty of willing testers.

Cheers

Andy





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