I was an active Wikipedia contributor for a few years, and I am now contributing to MusicBrainz a fair bit. Even though I had an account on OSM for some time, I just started mapping actively around my street, which needed some love (the suburb still really does):
I was wondering a few things, if anyone feels like helping a newbie:
Should I use "name" or "addr:name" to add the name of a shop in the building's data?
I see that my building outlines look pretty different when using the closest and second closest Bing backgrounds, which probably depends on the age of the photos, and how they are fitted together - which one should I use? Should I just stick to the closest?
Does one need to add the street manually in each address data, or does the database somehow automatically give the name of the closest street to the building when someone searches for an address? (i.e. will the query "85 Lewis st" return results even though the building doesn't have anything in "addr:street"?)
You can have a look at what I did there:
Please let me know if there is something I am not doing right. I'll probably have a few more questions later on :)
Really enjoying contributing!