TomH has commented on the following diary entries
|Automated Street name abreviation replacements||6 days ago||
Yes, there are always edge cases, and they work both ways - there is a street called "The Drive" near me which Google abbreviates to "The Dr.".
|Automated Street name abreviation replacements||7 days ago||
This has already been done for the US hasn't it, which was the main place that actually had abbreviations because of the TIGER import - anywhere that has been mapped by hand is unlikely to have them as our policy has always been to expand abbreviations.
In any case if there are other places that need it then you should check out how the US did it for the TIGER abbreviations. You should also make sure you read these pages:
|Hello, OSM!||18 days ago||
What was the language problem? The editor should work fine whatever language you are using and if it isn't you should report that.
|I had another upload crash afewvhours back||18 days ago||
"Another crash" implies that you have had them before? Where have you reported them?
|coordinates not displayed for static map image generation||4 months ago||
Encouraging people to spam trac with "me too" comments is not going to achieve anything.
Bug fixing is not a popularity contest - we don't have an army of people sitting waiting to see what gets the most comments and then implement it. Rather bugs are fixed when somebody with the ability to fix them is sufficiently interested in doing so to provide a fix.
|A Social OpenStreetMap.org Without Groups||6 months ago||
I have to say that I'm with Alex in being very sceptical about the wisdom of trying to reimplement Facebook or whatever inside of OpenStreetMap.
Yes, a really good implementation that was closely tied to location etc might well offer things that external service don't, but I question whether we actually have the resources to develop such a good implementation.
What we are instead likely to wind up with is something very basic that is a poor imitation of other systems, just like our diary entries are a poor clone of proper blogs, and friending is a poor clone of other systems, etc, etc.
Feel free to prove me wrong, but groups will need to be an order of magnitude more work than the current sketch to offer real advantages.
One small point I will make about Alex's suggestions, is that (as an administrator) the claim that the private messaging is being "abused" baffles me - if he has evidence of that then I suggest he lets me or my colleagues see it.
|Why so many old, unresolved bugs in Mapnik?||9 months ago||
To clarify for other people reading this, the poster isn't really talking about bugs in mapnik, he's talking about bugs (really mostly enhancement requests) in the mapnik stylesheet used by OpenStreetMap for the default layer on the web site.
The simple answer as for there why so many is that nobody has volunteered to fix them - we're a volunteer project and we don't have a corp of paid cartographers.
The fact that the stylesheet is pretty much insanely hard to work with of course is one reason why people don't volunteer, which is why we are converting to carto format to try and reboot things - see the talk Firefishy mentioned for more information.
As to the idea of setting some kind of time limit, what exactly do you suggest we do when the the time runs out? Arbitrarily close the the bug? Send an armed posse to a random programmers house to force them to fix it?
|Problem in Editing Map||9 months ago||
I suggest you open a ticket at https://github.com/systemed/iD/issues and explain what you are seeing - make sure you indicate what browser you are using.
|A Greek nightmare in road classification||10 months ago||
Firstly I really don't think you should try and invent road numbers by interpolation, or any other means - if a road doesn't have a number then there's not much you can do except not give it a ref tag. We record reality, not what we would like to be reality.
Secondly, I think you put
Finally you should definitely discuss all this with the Greek community, on the mailing list, forum or wiki - basically wherever Greek users tend to gather - before you start making radical changes.
|google google google||10 months ago||
We do use piwik, rather than google, and as far as I can see the version of iD installed on the main site is not attempting to load google analytics. Can you tell me what makes you think it is?
|Trainz railway research update 22:50||about 1 year ago||
Just read the wiki page I referred you to and it will tell you exactly how you should tag a disused/abandoned/whatever railway if you really want to add it.
|Markdown sucks!||about 1 year ago||
I don't seem to have any trouble embedding XML code:
|day 1 Old lines reboot (M&GN & GE)||about 1 year ago||
I looks like you have been tagging these as railway=rail but that should only be used for lines which still exist - if this is a disused or no-longer existing line then you should tag it as such. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:railway for more information.
|Coastline Update Frequency||about 1 year ago||
The wiki is wrong (nothing new there...) and it is generally rather less frequent than that - it's a manual process and is also dependent on trying to find a point in time when the coastline as a whole is not too badly broken.
|Will @MapBox allow imagery tracing for OSM?||about 1 year ago||
That would be exceedingly daft - if he wants to ask MapBox a question he should ask MapBox, not a collection of random OSM users.
|cannot use app with maps||over 1 year ago||
There's not much point complaining here - we don't make any "apps" so you need to talk to whoever did make the specific app you are having a problem with.
|Dutch licence text||over 1 year ago||
The Dutch translation was only changed on Monday, and there hasn't been a sync from Translatewiki since then - that usually happens once a week or so, typically at the weekend.
|Building with two different names. How to solve||over 1 year ago||
I'd suggest something like:
which is certainly what I've done before (eg http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/123243789) though this is a little different as both names are actually in common use.
|Pissed off!!!!||over 1 year ago||
You did agree, but other people that edited the same objects presumably didn't.
|How to edit large ways?||over 2 years ago||
Given that the yahoo imagery is gone it would make more sense to delete the whole thing. That boundary never belonged in the database anyway.