[OSM-talk] Automatic problem fixing is an automated edit

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Jul 30 11:46:21 UTC 2021


a propos some recent issues that bubbled up to DWG I would like to
remind everyone that if you use an editor that supports some sort of
automated "problem fixing" or "tag upgrading" or something, unless this
is strictly limited to objects you have edited yourself, the use of such
a function is considered an automated/mechanical edit.

If you plan to do this, you will have to follow the guidelines outlined
in https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct
which among other things means that you are expected to discuss your
plans (including exactly which set of rules will be applied to the data)
with the community before you act.

The automated "fixing" in editors is intended to help mappers contribute
correct data; it must not blindly be applied to data created by others.

The fact that some "automatic fixing" options have been built into some
editors does *not* mean that the community has given blanket approval
for these rules to be automatically applied without the case-by-case
discussion required by the automated edit guideliens.


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