[OSM-talk] Help! Changeset reverted without explanation

andrzej zaborowski balrogg at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 01:04:10 GMT 2010


On 28 February 2010 00:37, Konrad Skeri <konrad at skeri.com> wrote:
> 2010/2/28 Apollinaris Schoell <aschoell at gmail.com>:
>>
>> On 27 Feb 2010, at 14:33 , Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>
>>> Richard Weait wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> It's been a day with no response from "lkrevert". Can somebody please
>>>>>> take care of this?
>>>> I generally allow other mappers a week to respond to site-mail before
>>>> I send another note.  They might be away from mapping for a bit.
>>>
>>> And a week from now half the ways in the changeset will probably have
>>> been edited, making a restoration very complicated. Is it the intent
>>> here that those with the technical know-how to revert can make a
>>> "first strike", leaving others unable to act?
>>>
>>
>> but if the first strike can also leave others unable to act. If there is no obvious wrong doing you need to provide more and better explanations why your edits are good and the revert is bad.
>> for me it's not clear without spending a lot of time comparing your edits with previous versions. explain what you did and why and it's more likely someone is willing to do it.
>>
>
>
> I.e. guilty until proven otherwise?
>
> User A edits the map.
> User B reverts user A's edits without explaining why.
> User A then has to justify before the whole community why his/her
> original edits are valid and should be allowed to be reinstated.
>
> Reverts really has to have proper changeset comments so we know why
> the edits were reverted. The burden of proof is with the reverter.

On that topic I've been using revert=yes on all my changesets
reverting other changesets so far, and propose that it be used by
others too.  It might be useful to also give the chgset number(s) in
some agreed way, but then it's quite easy to find out even for a
script.

Cheers




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