[OSM-talk] Preserving History ...

Tom MacWright tom at macwright.org
Tue Aug 25 16:24:36 UTC 2015


It seems like the only thing you're contributing is negativity.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> On 25/08/15 16:29, Tom MacWright wrote:
> > All of the resources you linked, you can improve!
> >
> > * https://github.com/hotosm/learnosm
> > *
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Beginners%27_guide&action=edit
> > *
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Editing_Standards_and_Conventions&action=edit
> >
> > You should fix these things, if you care about them.
>
> My improvement would be 'Don't touch iD with a barge pole!' :)
>
> But the JOSM snippets are interesting and proper documentation on just
> how we can observe best practice to maintain history is something which
> is missing.
>
> But to go with this I think that adding warnings to any delete action IN
> the editors would be more help. That is in the absence of simply
> disabling 'delete' on objects that are already part of the database.
>
> I am gathering more notes on how material is being lost because of the
> way delete is handled, but I need to get the tile server live first
> while still paying the bills ...
>
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