[OSM-talk] Orphaned Relations

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Jul 18 12:15:56 BST 2011


On 07/18/11 12:05, M?rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> I would ask the last editors to verify them, and let them delete those
> in the case they are not needed. I suspect that some of these
> relations actually were emptied without the mapper wanting it, so
> there might be cases where relation should be reverted to the version
> before (but this would have to be checked, maybe in the meantime
> someone will have created a new relation).

Then again, in many cases the last editor will probably not know 
anything and might have a hard time even understanding your question!

> I'd think that it is save to delete unused empty relations which are
> in version 1 or which never had any members and have not been used.

I'd be tempted to delete them all if they're older than 3 months or so. 
Some of you said that it might have been something valuable accidentally 
deleted, but if nobody noticed that within 3 months then it cannot have 
been *so* valuable. (And if it was, it has likely been recreated already.)


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