I have noticed that a user has been making many changesets in my home area that, in my opinion, have bad changeset comments. What is the best channel for reporting/dealing with this issue?

asked 07 Jan '16, 01:41

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Leave a changeset comment politely encouraging them to leave more useful comments.

If the comments aren't somehow harmful, the laissez-faire approach taken in OSM means there isn't much to do about it. If they are more problematic, start a discussion on the appropriate local forum (or mailing list or what not) or perhaps raise the issue with the Data Working Group.

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answered 07 Jan '16, 03:43

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You can also point him/her at the good changeset comments and good practices articles in the wiki, which might bear more weight than an isolated comment.

(07 Jan '16, 10:24) Vincent de P... ♦
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Just to be clear the comments where't harmful or incorrect, they just did not describe the changes in any way. They simply listed the imagery used.

(07 Jan '16, 16:11) sssmc

Contact the mapper directly? Either via the OSM messaging system, or leave a changeset comment.

There isn't really a "reporting" function, since changeset comments aren't really something that requires a high standard. If the user was adding copyrighted data, that's one thing. Bad mapping is another thing, but bad changeset comments? Not the end of the world.

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answered 07 Jan '16, 07:59

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