[OSM-talk] Foursquare and OSM Note Instructions

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Fri Mar 28 03:05:42 UTC 2014

Hey Jason -

I'm not sure I follow as Foursquare's page says:

"If you just want something small fixed but don't have the time to sign up
and edit, it's easy to add a note."

Which seems to be in line with how you're using notes (reporting errors).
What am I missing?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM, Jason Ward <jasonjward5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Team,
> I've been doing some SuperUser edits in 4sq recently and poked my head
> into the OSM page they hold on their site (
> https://foursquare.com/about/osm) and its slightly at odds with the
> messaging I have been using when resolving notes I have deemed as
> irrelevant to use and I thought I'd clarify with this group to see whether
> I need to:
> a) Adjust my messaging when resolving notes [1]; OR
> b) Don't resolve notes that indicate something should be added or is an
> ommission; OR
> c) Ask 4sq to amend their copy to better reflect OSM Note usage.
> So.  The OSM Wiki [2] for notes indicates in its first para that notes are
> for "errors" and I have taken that quite literally when assessing notes and
> in resolving something that is "missing" from OSM I have indicated that
> notes are for "errors".  My behaviour may be having a negative effect on
> these note authors coming from 4sq so I'm keen to ensure I don't
> unecessarily turn people away from OSM if I shouldn't be.
> Any thoughts here?  Is the first para in the OSM Wiki at odds with the Dos
> and Don't section on the same page?  One suggests errors and the other
> suggest errors and missing information.
> [1]: I usually resolve Notes with Business Details suggesting that they
> are for Errors rather than Ommissions.
> [2]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Notes
> Cheers,
> Jason
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