[OSM-talk] We're erasing our history in wiki

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Mon Apr 22 10:45:15 UTC 2019

It’s history.

Why do we keep buildings and roads in the OSM database, that were demolished years ago? They are still there, versions 1 and 2, deleted by an active mapper. Why do we keep mailing lists archives from 2004? To argue with points made by people that left the project a decade ago?

You haven’t even looked at the archived version of that page. The latest revision clearly shows that the testing has ended. That is more than enough: no need to delete it so that nobody except a wiki admin could read it.


> On 22 Apr 2019, at 13:29, Ed Loach <edloach at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of course, being a wiki, it isn't actually deleted, just marked as deleted. But looking at it now I can't see why we'd still want it in the wiki, asking people to use possibly no longer existent api end points to test software that long since has been tested.
> Ed

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