[OSM-talk] Survey on the OSM Wiki

Mulone Moligiangi mulone at rome.com
Tue Jun 25 17:57:52 UTC 2013

On 25/06/2013 17:22, Jonathan Bennett wrote:
> On 25/06/2013 16:48, Mulone Moligiangi wrote:
>> (Apologies for cross-posting)
>> Since you don't appear to have cross-posted, I wonder why you're
>> apologising for it.
I posted this on the OSM forum too, this is why I'm apologising. I will also cross-post to the tagging mailing list soon.
> However, there are plenty of other things that
> perhaps you should explain:
> * Are you "Mulone Moligiangi" or "Andrea Ballatore"?
I'm Andrea Ballatore. Mulone Moligiangi is a pseudonym I use occasionally. This is my homepage:
> * Which institution do you work for? You say you're doing academic
> research, but don't say who for.
I'm currently employed by University College Dublin, Ireland.
> * What are you hoping to show with this survey? What use do you see this
> information being to the OSM community, and will they see the results?
I'm working on the tagging process, trying to understand how it works on the wiki and how people reach consensus on difficult issues. The OSM community will see the results in academic articles.
> * Your questions are quite vague, loosely-worded and open-ended. How
> will this help your research?
This is an exploratory phase, where I'm trying to collect opinions about the tagging process.
It's not intended to provide quantitative results.
> * Are you aware of the difference between "what gets written in the
> wiki" versus "what tags actually get used"?
This is one of the points on which I'm sure you know a lot about :-)
> Sorry to be so harsh, but if you expect the OSM community to help you,
> you need to explain better why it's in their interests to do so.
Fair enough.
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