[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?
matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jul 27 06:42:12 UTC 2021
Jul 27, 2021, 06:20 by 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).
There is no way to do it fully and definitely, but in many cases we need to live with
Or we can decide to stop making any decisions at all until we develop
community-wide telepathy and mind-reading.
> 2. I totally agree with Frederik that all semi-automated
> "improvements" without proper one-by-one analysis are bad.
Not all of them.
> 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.
Oh I agree here, definitely not a good task for someone new.
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