[OSM-talk] mapbox, (Changeset Analyzer), whodidit

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 06:59:12 UTC 2019

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 4:47 AM 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk
<talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>   What are these for anyway, other than stalking ?,

Quality assurance (QA). It helps more experienced mappers to see where
new people add things.
If they spot mistakes, they should engage in a friendly conversation
via private messages or changeset comments.
Being friendly is not always easy, so sometimes messages can be too rude.
And there are people that simply do not engage in conversations, which
is often understandable, as there are so many people that make a few
edits and disappear forever.
Other people are overly protective of "their" area, and change
everything to the way they want, which is not really desirable.

In general, those tools are used to follow edits in an area, not for
following individuals.

As Warin pointed out, try to start a conversation with the other
mapper, or the local community to find out why he is changing
everything you edit.
If all else fail, you can contact the DWG, they can e.g. block the
other mapper until he reads a certain message.

Good luck (and hope you are not too disappointed in OSM due to the
behaviour of 1 individual).



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