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

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sun Feb 21 16:42:49 GMT 2010

On Feb 21, 2010, at 3:49 AM, Chris Hill wrote:

> SteveC wrote:
>> 2) We have to be very clear that the openstreetmap.org website is _awful_. Horrendous. A total PITA. We're all here because we're persistent with it. But the wonderful thing is - we don't have to make the tools and site easy to use if we can expose a simple bug system. It's very clear that nobody can convince Richard to actually write something any muggle would really want to use, you can scream at him to finish the mythical Potlatch 2 all you want, but he doesn't give a shit and lives on a boat in bliss. That's his choice, and it's totally fine, but if we all feel that way then we have to deal with the downside that every single day we lose tens of thousands of edits because of that monopoly on bad UI. All I'm suggesting is we sidestep the problem and connect people who can report a map bug but can't be bothered to deal with pain and suffering of potlatch with the people who can deal with it, at least until Richard gets his act together and stops fixing every stupid thing in
>>  the old codebase. You have to take a step back here and realise what we're missing out on.
> I really think you've lost the plot here Steve. You dreamed up a 
> *really* good idea in OSM, but why do you want to piss off some of the 
> people who have done the most to make it happen?

Fair point, I shouldn't have been that harsh and I apologise Richard, but I don't dissent from the basic points I'm making.

Yours &c.


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