[OSM-talk] Using Notes in France
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Wed Jul 30 19:50:11 UTC 2014
On 30/07/2014 15:08, colliar wrote:
> Am 30.07.2014 15:58, schrieb Glenn Plas:
>> So he's asking if you know the names of the missing street.
> and closing the note.
> Therefor you need to have a login to reopen in order to be able to
> comment and it will disappear after one week.
> Not the best way to get an answer.
... which is exactly the problem here - closing notes in this way just
seems downright rude. I'm sure that it's done with the best of
intentions, but put yourself in the shoes of the person who didn't have
a login but took the time to contribute e.g.
http://www.openstreetmap.org/note/208292 . There's actually nothing on
the page that a non-logged-in person sees that tells a user that if they
create an account they'll be able to supply the name of the shop as
Closing notes prematurely has another effect too - it stops other people
who happen to be passing from contributing the information. For example,
if I'm going walking on an evening anywhere I'll always do an Garmin
extract of notes for the area first, so that if I happen to be going
past somewhere that someone's asked about I may be able to answer the
question (even if I wasn't the person who added the original note).
Obviously some notes are of the "we're all meeting at this place at
10am" variety and add no value, so closing them does no harm, but most
open notes (even perhaps "none of the streets here have names") are useful.
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