[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 27 12:23:02 UTC 2021

On 26/07/2021 12:39, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 26.07.21 12:57, Amanda McCann wrote:
>> We can all agree that something tagged `color` and not `colour` is almost certainly wrong? For some things there is disagreement about which type of tagging is best (e.g. `phone` vs `contact: phone`), and then doing this sort of mass edit is bad.
> As it says on the wiki, of one person sees a horse and tags it "kow" and
> then another person comes along and says "we all agree that if something
> is tagged kow and not cow it is almost certainly wrong" and changes the
> tagging, without noticing that the thing is a horse and not a cow, then
> nothing has been gained.
> On the contrary; the chance is now smaller that someone more diligence
> than a lawnmower will notice the issue and fix it properly.

This is a straw-man argument.


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