[OSM-talk] iD invents nosquare=yes for buildings which should not be squared
gdt at lexort.com
Fri May 10 00:46:44 UTC 2019
Michael Reichert <osm-ml at michreichert.de> writes:
> JOSM runs its validation rules only on objects modified or created in
> the current session. This seems more sensible both for experienced users
> and newbies for two reasons:
That seems like the right thing to do.
> - Uses don't get overwhelmed with dozens or hundreds of reports on
> objects they did not touch.
> - If users follow suggestions how to fix blindly (we cannot expect an
> unexperienced iD user to have the same knowledge as the average JOSM
> user), they are used as living bots running validation rules on
> randomly selected areas of the map. One might call this a hidden
> automated edit.
It is very definitely an automated edit, and it is irresponsible to
deploy such a thing without going through the mechanical edit policy.
Obviouusly squaring all buildings would fail as a proposed mechanical
edit, because there is no basis to believe that this is almost always an
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