[OSM-talk] Wiki: chriscf vandalism

Mario Ferraro fadinlight at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 20:13:56 GMT 2009

Hi all,

I don't want to join the topic of this particular "vandalism", just a 
little constructive proposal. Feel free to throw me lemons :)

IMHO the wiki is and in the future will be more unlikely to handle 
"smoothly" ;) the voting and the map features, and it's prone to 
vandalism like the one we're talking about.

What about a web application to handle all discussions and polls, that 
think automatically about handling map features and all the related 
things for the various communities? In that way we can handle the polls, 
percentuals against total osm mappers, an eventual communication with 
tag watch (and all the other rules we can imagine that could be sensible 
for a feature approval) and that can be the all-inclusive reference 
point for mappers to read features, propose announcements (RSS?) and 
poll on them. It could output the map feature XML that is in current 
development for applications. Furthermore, no way that a single person 
can destroy everything with a single wiki edit.

I know that it would not be so immediate to produce such an application, 
but if it's not started somewhere out there by someone (don't really 
know), I will love to start the development myself (if it seems sensible 
for someone else than me :))... and obviously will love if some other 
dev wants to join.

We will just go on with the wiki and use the application when it will be 
ready anytime in the future.

Just exploring the general mood.. what do you think?

Mario Ferraro

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