For example this bulk edit of 1110 nodes seems to be damaging to me.

I think there was a similar edit recently, but not on such a large scale for me to bother doing anything about it. Obviously that's not great. Is there a way I can easily flag such edits for review by some team?

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As a side note, that particular changeset appears to have been reverted by its author already: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/16798964

(03 Jul '13, 00:29) Tordanik
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I wrote to the author of this changeset and received a reply. From the reply the edit appears to have been considered and non-mechanical (i.e, the nodes were selected after direct inspection). I have suggested that if they wish to reinstate these edits they should in future contact the community through mail lists etc.

(03 Jul '13, 10:31) SK53 ♦
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... however given the scope of the edit "considered" here presumably excludes any survey, unless they've been on a significant European castle-hopping trip for the last few months.

(03 Jul '13, 11:11) SomeoneElse ♦

The best thing is if you manage to convince the author of the changeset - in a polite and respectful fashion - to revert the changeset himself, or agree to it being reverted.

If that doesn't work then try to involve other project members - bring it up on a suitable mailing list and ask if others think it should be reverted, too. If there's broad agreement, revert.

If that doesn't work or if you believe that this would start an edit war with the person who first did the edit, contact Data Working Group to sort it out.

Having said that, any changeset that bears a comment of (like the one you mentioned) "unification of ... according to wiki best practices" is certainly very problematic; "wiki best practices" must never be a reason to engage in mass retaggings.

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