[OSM-talk] Automatically generated changeset discussion comments by OSMCha

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Fri Jan 12 14:13:17 UTC 2018


I love this feature, and I hope Wille keeps it in.
The message is very well written, and it’s not spam if the user asks for their changeset to be reviewed and then somebody actually does it.

Thanks Bryan


> On Jan 12, 2018, at 9:07 AM, Michael Reichert <osm-ml at michreichert.de> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> OSMCha started posting comments to changesets a few days ago when a user
> marks a changeset as good or bad.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/wille/diary/43101
> I would like to ask the author(s) of OSMCha to disable this feature.
> 
> We expect to read all mappers incoming message (personal messages and
> changeset comments). If third-party tools start to post comments to lots
> of changesets automatically, this is some kind of spamming. If OSM sends
> to much emails to a user, the user will probably ignore them or treat
> them as spam.
> 
> I think that OSMCha should not post a comment automatically except if
> the user has explicitly asked for feedback or there are quality issues
> regarding the edit (mistakes, vandalism, guideline violations or
> anything else which makes it necessary to talk to the user).
> 
> I post this email to this mailing list instead of filing a bug report a
> Github [1] because I want to bring this problem to the wider audience
> and initiate a general discussion on the acceptable usage of the
> changeset comments API.
> 
> What are your thoughts and opinions on this issue?
> 
> Best regards
> 
> Michael
> 
> 
> [1] Btw, which Github repository would be the correct one the file the
> bug report at?
> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=osmcha+github&t=ffsb&ia=web
> 
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