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

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Jul 13 07:06:31 BST 2011


On 07/13/11 07:13, Erik Johansson wrote:
> There is a reason why there is no dislike or -1 button. This only lead
> to mobbing of "most disliked persons", and that possible useful
> discussion about tags to be hidden away in yet another discussion
> forum.

I think the -1 button works well on help.osm.org and doesn't, as far as 
I can see, lead to mobbing of disliked persons.

A -1 button would allow us to easily identify problem cases; it is 
machine readable, in contrast to a textual comment.

> Maybe removing the private message function in osm.org (like
> wikipedia) and replacing it with a forum would be enough. This has
> several advantages, such as a possibility to spot predatory behavior
> on new comers.

I really want to be able to criticize a changeset, not a person. I 
wouldn't want a wikipedia style personal page where there are tons of 
messages like "in changeset 12345, you did this and that", and nobody 
who looks at the changeset sees that message.


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