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While doing some cleanup in my province, came across road segments that have a blog link (trip reports) as a source tag. Most of these are old (3+ years) and many links are broken.

While the blog posts may be interesting to end-users (they are to me), I am not really sure if blog links should be used as a source value since they do not refer to a single road and links will not be available forever.

What do you think?

asked 25 Sep '21, 14:49

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I guess it doesn't really matter. While a 3+ year old blog post might no longer exist you can't expect that a "regular" website link stills exists after 3+ years either. So I wouldn't say one is better than the other.

What's more important is that you are actually allowed to use the blog's or website's content for OSM.

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answered 29 Sep '21, 08:44

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As you said the links will broken sooner or later.

What's the point have such?!

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answered 28 Sep '21, 08:04

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