[OSM-talk] [OSM-dev] OSM front page design concept

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Sun Feb 21 16:15:48 GMT 2010


John Smith wrote:
> On 22 February 2010 01:37, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>   
>> Streetbugs encourages people to 'get others to do it' when OSM should be
>> encouraging them to 'do it yourself'
>>     
>
> While it'd be nice if people would fix any problems themselves, I
> don't think OSM's website is at the point where some granny can just
> quickly/easily sign up and tweak a few things, there is simply too
> many alien concepts for most people to grasp quickly and easily. Find
> some random non-technical family member and try and explain it to them
> some time.
>   

Yes, I fully understand the problems, but I think that, in principle, 
OSM should be encouraging community participation. Streetbugs, as it 
stands, doesn't do this.

> In the mean time if they can quickly explain the problem people could
> explain to the person reporting it how to fix it.




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