Just got what looks like a form letter from one of the talk@ moderators. Sigh.

Posted by NE2 on 16 January 2012 in English (English)


You have continued to post on talk@, violating several points of etiquette

* Stay on Topic
* No Conspiracy theories
* Assume Good Faith
* Nitpicking doesn't help you or anyone else

Since just last month, you received a 24 hour ban, you are now receiving a 1 week ban from talk.

Mikel & moderators

== Mikel Maron ==
+14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

From: Nathan Edgars II
To: Russ Nelson
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 7:17 AM
Subject: [OSM-talk] OSMF's tainting decisions (Re: Mixing OSM and FOSM data)

On 1/15/2012 9:38 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
> The OSMF seems determined to avoid any edge cases by being very
> conservative.

Maybe in some cases, but with respect to splitting and joining ways, they're being extremely liberal and assuming that a new way ID is a new way wrt licensing. That is, unless they're not going to follow the precedent of the existing tools, in which case we're in rather deep shit.

talk mailing list

Comment from netman55 on 16 January 2012 at 17:26

I happen to stray into that "so last century" mode of group internet communication, called mailing lists (something I never normally do)when I started looking for an alternative to OSM. Out of all the moderation I have seen over the years (and that's quite a few!) the moderation on OSM talk seems oppressive.

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