[OSM-talk] Could/should editors detect/disallow huge changeset bboxes?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Jun 12 14:05:14 UTC 2020


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 6:07 AM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> I wonder if it would be feasible or desirable for editors to warn users
> if they are at risk of creating country/world-spanning changesets.
> Something like "you have unsaved edits more than 500km away from where
> you are editing at the moment, please upload those before you continue"
> or so.
>

I don't see why it would be unfeasible.  I do see it being desirable.
Maybe dial it back to about 50km though, changesets spanning more than 3 or
4 kilometers without having a fairly tight and obvious scope are a pain to
QA.
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