[OSM-talk] Serious consideration of "Newbie Editor"

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 25 10:10:23 GMT 2010

Error-checking sounds like a great way of putting scary pop-ups on the
screen to frighten newbies. So you'd have to be very very careful how
clear they were. If in doubt leave them out. Leave these bugs to be
detected by keepright etc.

But there should be a way of editing names of existing objects, and
minor tweaks to existing objects (additional nodes on a way, movements
of existing nodes). People should be able to fix minor labelling and
shape errors.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:50 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 February 2010 19:42, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>> I would suggest that Potlatch is left alone for its devotees.
>> I'd start with the following in the design brief for the "Newbie Editor"
>> Can add nodes, label them with default tags only (other than name).
>> Can add ways, again default tag list only, other than name.
>> Very limited deletion ability (no clear idea yet on how to define this).
> Need some error checking on over lapped ways, could be as simple as
> poping up an error message asking if the ways should be joined or are
> on different levels and add layer tagging or joining the ways as
> needed.
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