[OSM-talk] Wiki: chriscf vandalism

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Sat Jan 31 23:12:19 GMT 2009

2009/1/31 Mario Ferraro <fadinlight at gmail.com>:
> 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?


The main advantage of the wiki is that it's already developed
software. If we had a dedicated web app which was actually geared from
the start to allow discussion on tagging it would make things a lot
easier. But only really if it could cope with having more than one tag
solution for a problem, and was properly dynamic -- ie: people can
change their minds. A web app doing something similar to Richard's
Tags_I_Use suggestion would be awesome.

If you've got the time then I'd say go for it :-)


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