[OSM-talk] Deleting data

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Sat Oct 19 09:49:21 UTC 2013

Am 19.10.2013 09:41, schrieb Lester Caine:
> Russ Nelson wrote:
>> We need to make sure that the Wikipedia deletionism doesn't take hold
>> within OSM. Because, if I have to spend time defending the data I've
>> already entered, that will take away from my effort to enter new
>> data.
> And a lot of wikipedia articles still have pointless complaints attached
> about threats to delete material where THEY are the best authority for
> storing the original data. OSM is a similar 'unique' archive of material!
>> In case you think I'm blowing smoke out my butt (who the hell
>> blows smoke out their butt??), I've entered about 90% of the lakes in
>> NY that are there, and about 50% of the rivers and streams that I have
>> looked for (so far). I've aligned the TIGER data in about 7
>> counties. It's a huge amount of work that nobody else is doing, and it
>> would be a shame if I had to stop people from deleting what I've
>> already done.
>> I stand firm against deletionism!
> There should not be a 'delete' mechanism at all, only one which can
> amend or archive so that we can SEE the historic development of the
> information! This is as valuable as the CURRENT view ...
Well - but that is already the case, what's missing are great,
reasonable fast viewers for this data (although some people are working
on it).


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