[OSM-talk] Wiki: chriscf vandalism

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Jan 31 18:36:29 GMT 2009


Thomas Wood wrote:
> 2009/1/31 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
>> I would suggest the following changes in the wiki:
>> - replace "vote" by "opinion poll"
>> - replace "I approve"/"I oppose" by "I like it"/"I don't like it"
>> - replace "approved" feature status by "valuable"
>> - split the map features page in two parts "core map features" for
>> well established tags (e.g. used by more thant 50% of the
>> contributors) and another map features page for the rest.
> I like it, but maybe replace valuable with recommended?

+1 for the modified idea.

We definitely need to get the idea out of newcomer's heads that to be a 
proper OSM member you need to have written at least one proposal... It 
seems to me that everyone, conciously or not, uses their first weeks 
with OSM to dig up the one spot where something could be mapped that 
isn't yet, and they think they do the project a service. We could do a 
flow chart: "Have you already mapped the object in question? No -> go to 
exit" ;-)

I would also like to point out that I but a very cautionary note on 
"Proposed Features" in November last year:


But that note was quickly toned down by User:Nickvet419, and now again 
the page invites misunderstandings regarding the power of a vote.


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