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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Jul 30 14:36:00 UTC 2021

Am 30.07.2021 um 15:51 schrieb Casper Kersten:
> Your statement also completely fails to address the huge and growing 
> amount of bad data that OSM has.

Again that is just hyperbole, there is no indication at all of that.


> See for example Pages that link to "Template:PossibleSynonym" - 
> OpenStreetMap Wiki 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:PossibleSynonym&from=0> to 
> get a rough idea of data that can easily be improved without much 
> controversy if you end this harmful policy.

> Best regards,
> Casper
> Op vr 30 jul. 2021 om 13:53 schreef Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org 
> <mailto:frederik at remote.org>>:
>     Hi,
>     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
>     <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.
>     Bye
>     Frederik
>     -- 
>     Frederik Ramm  ##  eMail frederik at remote.org
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