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Changeset Feedback

Right now there is little feedback in OpenStreetMap. Basically, if you edit something, your changes almost surely would go unnoticed, and if not, the first feedback you will get may come from DWG. We can fix that by making a small improvement to osm.org.

Let's assume someone has tagged all McDonald's amenities as restaurants. What do you do then? First thing would be asking a user why did he do it. Right now the only option you have is to use private messages: "Hello, good day to you sir, I'm sorry for bothering you..." etc etc. It is too hard, especially for introverts who I think are the majority in OSM. But there are no other options.

There was an attempt to add ratings to OpenStreetMap: [+] and [-] buttons which affect both changeset and user ratings. With this feedback tool user can easily know whether their edits are good, but actually it doesn't show any sense. If someone uploaded a changeset, they surely consider it good, so positive votes bear no meaning: they already know that it's good. And in an opposite case, negative votes are often taken personally: "your edits are bad and you should feed bad". Total ratings value cannot be taken seriously, because every vote means something, so adding those numbers is like adding apples and shades of blue.

Feedback Interface

37794875 | 09 September 2013 | Beginner96
Fixing amenity tags diff ยป

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