After a long absence I return to the map of Northern Cyprus I started for years ago and I am dismayed.
The village names have been changed from Turkish to Greek despite the on the ground rule and the edits in general are appalling.
I have spent the past two days repairing and correcting edits, and in am determined not to do so again. The problems are two fold.
First the names of villages. I have changed them back to Turkish with the Greek name in the name:el field. This will no doubt irk those who insist they should be in Greek. I intend to inform the data working group about what I think will be an edit war soon. In the meantime if anyone has s script that can check and update and amend place names then please get in contact with me.
Secondly edits in general. Here in northern Cyprus straight lines and right angles are rare. It's twists and turns all the way. This calls for extra effort when tracing with Potlatch or JOSM. Alas this has not been the case and I intend to contact the editors and ask that they take extra care.
Part and I stress part of the problem is that Potlatch does not provide a more detailed zoom level for Bing overlay. The main problem however is lack of care when editing.