[OSM-talk] Detrimental validation software

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Oct 14 15:37:50 UTC 2014


On 10/14/2014 05:20 PM, Dave F. wrote:
> It's the misuse by end users that's causing vandalism.

The term "vandalism" should be reserved for situations in which people
break things on purpose, or at best by grossly reckless behaviour.

If someone is over-eager in using software that purports to show bugs,
or if the software is over-eager in classifying things as actionable
"to-fix" items, then these things can be all sorts of things - perhaps
not-well-thought-out, or naive, or maybe occasionally even stupid, but
they're never "vandalism".

Personally I think there's a world of a difference between someone
wanting to help but getting it wrong, and someone wanting to cause damage.


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