[OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg

Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Wed Feb 11 11:37:18 GMT 2009

On of the comments:

>I took a look, and blow me down, my road was missing. So I registered, and tried to add it. I failed. A project that's all about the people adding the >roads, and I couldn't for the life of me work out how to add a road.
>An "Add Road" option, maybe? Oooh nooooo, nothing like that. (I managed to move a few other roads around accidentally while trying things, but I think >I managed not to save those changes.)
>I won't be going back.

Here we see how a Newbie meets OSM : a missing  "Add Road" option.
I think he is representative for a lot newbies....
What can we learn from that ????

(I suppose he tried Potlatch)
Could a few small help buttons with  a label readin (add road) leading 
to a basic help page do something for this guy ??
Or could some macro system help him ?

ert Gremmen

Openstreetmap.nl  (alias: cetest)
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-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] Namens Steve Chilton
Verzonden: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:20 AM
Aan: Ed Loach; D Tucny; Talk Openstreetmap
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg

I am just waiting for David Earl or someone else to comment on the "firstness" statement!





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From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Ed Loach
Sent: 11 February 2009 10:00
To: 'D Tucny'; 'Talk Openstreetmap'
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg


I saw this yesterday and wondered why it took El Reg so long to report on this? The announcement made these mailing lists on 23rd December last year.




From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of D Tucny
Sent: 11 February 2009 09:31
To: Talk Openstreetmap
Subject: [OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg




Couple of nice links there, both to the map and the home page...


Comments in the comments section are largely at the same level of positiveness and understanding as is largely normal on the reg these days (read mostly negative)...



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