[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Tue Jul 27 13:11:44 UTC 2021

It is very simple, we have 17 years of experience with bad mechanical 
edits and imports and the only way to stop them is to have a zero 
tolerance policy for undiscussed ones. Definitely anything that turns up 
on the radar needs to be immediately reverted, no discussion.

You are making excuses for somebody who couldn't even be bothered to to 
take the extra 5 minutes it would have taken to at least split the edits 
up in to topical changesets.


Am 27.07.2021 um 14:50 schrieb Dave F via talk:
> What is actually wrong with the changeset?
> Do the amendments reduce the quality of the OSM database.
> Reverting just to prove a point comes across as a pissing completion 
> by another name.
> Changesets should be assessed on the *quality* not quantity.
> The solution to your problem is to use/design more competent , robust 
> software
> Once again I'm disappointed by Frederik's comments. Cleaning up the 
> database, removing duplicates, ambiguities & redundant data etc should 
> be recommended. OSM allows anyone to add data, straight away, yet as 
> soon as a contributor tries to delete, or even amend objects, there's 
> a few who get their knickers in a twist.
> DaveF
> On 25/07/2021 19:36, Mike Thompson wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 10:19 AM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org 
>> <mailto:frederik at remote.org>> wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     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.
>> Thanks Frederik.
>> Does anyone have any objection to me reverting this changeset?
>> Mike
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