[OSM-talk] Commenting and thumbs up/down feature for changesets

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Mon Jul 11 23:19:40 BST 2011

I would (first) prefer the other way around:
I would like to see a facility (or even API feature) to avoid the need 
to change an object for setting it as valid.
Something like: yes, this pub exists and the tags (or even better: the 
marked tags) are valid up to $NOW

If changesets like the one you mentioned are for "refreshing" objects, 
that would be a much better solution, I guess.


Am 11.07.2011 23:42, schrieb Frederik Ramm:
> Hi,
>    I just stumbled across a changeset where someone helpfully added a 
> "toilet:access=customers" to 1350 pubs in the Greeater London area 
> (thereby adding no information but freshening the time stamp of the 
> objects, giving the cursory visitor the impression that the pub might 
> actually have been resurveyed which it very likely hasn't).
> This is not a big deal, not something that I would normally write to 
> the list (or the author) about. It happens all the time, too often to 
> get upset. But what if I had
> 1. a facility where I can comment on the perceived usefulness of a 
> changeset;
> 2. a facility where I can click a "thumbs down" or "thumbs up" in case 
> I particularly like or dislike the change;
> 3. a league table showing the most liked/disliked changesets and their 
> perpetrators^Wauthors.
> Now before I start hacking on something like that - wasn't somebody 
> toying with the very same idea? Serge, was that you perhaps?
> Bye
> Frederik

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