[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Jul 25 16:14:47 UTC 2021


yes, any form of editing that could (theoretically) make you "fix" a 
totally implausible object (e.g. a house in the ocean) is a mechanical edit.

Especially, anyone on a mission to eradicate "deprecated" tags should be 
viewed with suspicion.


On 7/25/21 18:01, Mike Thompson wrote:
> Would the following be considered a "mechanical edit" and fall under the 
> "Automated edits code of conduct"?
> 1. Browse Taginfo & Wiki for common tagging mistakes and deprecated tags.
> 2. Run a global query with overpass-turbo.eu <http://overpass-turbo.eu>,
> 3. Load in JOSM.
> 4. ctrl+F --> color=* and colour=* --> remove color=*.  (e.g.)
> 5. Press upload just to run the validator.
> 6. Update some outdated roof tags (like building:roof:shape=*) in the 
> same way with ctrl+F.
> 7. Fix other issues that the validator picks up.
> 8. Run the validator again to check if the fixes work.
> 9. Upload all changes.
> It seems that this is what user Friendly_Ghost is doing[0]
> The original issue was the large geographic extent, but when 
> Friendly_Ghost protested that it would be too much work to break the 
> changeset into smaller pieces, I started to suspect a mechanical edit, 
> and they seemed to have confirmed as much by providing their workflow, 
> which is summarized above.
> Mike T (osm: tekim)
> [0] e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/108430155 
> <https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/108430155>
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