[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Martin Machyna machyna at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 05:38:44 UTC 2021

If there is no way to determine what the community thinks then why are we
even discussing this?
Casper is doing exactly as everybody else: trying his best to improve OSM.
So let's just move on and go back to editing.

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 6:26 AM Tomas Straupis <tomasstraupis at gmail.com>

> 2021-07-27, an, 04:33 Casper Kersten rašė:
> >> If you think that a simple search-and-replace is a good idea – then
> leave your hands off it and
> >> let someone fix it who has the time and energy to do it properly.
> >
> > DWG member or not, what counts as “proper fixing” is not for you, but
> for the community
> > to determine.
>   1. There is no way to determine what community thinks (talk list
> does NOT represent whole community, wiki is even further - it
> represents opinion of a few).
>   2. I totally agree with Frederik that all semi-automated
> "improvements" without proper one-by-one analysis are bad. Changing
> without understanding the context will be reducing the quality of the
> data. I've seen tons of new people thinking that they would run
> several automated "updates" and will "fix" the data - none were
> successful, most were damaging and their changes had to be reverted.
> Students with no education can run updates - it is extremely easy to
> do, if (and where) that would have been the way - it would have
> already been done by more experienced people.
> --
> Tomas
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