[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 19:57:43 UTC 2021

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 1:52 PM stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:

> Speaking as a volunteer who (occasionally, but truthfully) commits changes
> on a sometimes national, international and/or continental level, I find the
> "county at a time" supposed-tenet as overly restrictive (for MY edits
> sometimes, and others, too).  I do hear you loudly and clearly that very
> large bbox extents make changes difficult for one human mind to grasp (for
> various reasons).  However, it remains true that edits which happen at a,
> say, continental level (I do "take a deep breath" before I do so, but I
> always, as is true with all my edits, do so with a commitment to
> correctness and high quality) are not necessarily "always wrong" or even
> "suspect" but can be "grasped" with cogent explanation.  Good communication
> (to and from the author, perhaps including wider community participation,
> as here) really does help.
> I think we are seeing some sausage being made here.  Not to say "that's
> all" (which feel dismissive and I don't want to do that) but "talking it
> out more" is better than "talking it out less" (or not at all).
1) Thanks for your comments Steve!
2) Some changesets, such as those impacting cycle networks, will
necessarily be large, I understand and accept that.
3) I would be ok with the changesets here if they had been discussed with
the community and documented ahead of time, although during the discussion
I would have pushed for smaller bounding boxes, which is entirely possible
with the type of changes we are talking about.


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