[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Thu Aug 20 04:38:55 UTC 2015

moltonel 3x Combo writes:
 > I do empathise with Russ being angered at his work being deleted
 > without discussion.

Not any happier if it gets deleted after discussion either. I brought
my data (I started mapping railways in 2004) to OSM because I thought
that the community was friendly to abandoned railways. Really,
decidedly unhappy if people are deleting data older than OSM.

 > But it's equally annoying and tiring to repeatedly encounter the
 > ludicrous kind of railway=abandoned,

Then tag it as railway=dismantled. You won't find me defending
incorrect tagging of anything.

But you don't hear me being annoyed or tired by finding data that I
dislike, do you? Perhaps we could all be less annoyed and tired by
what other people map?

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