I have been happily adding rural roadways to OSM for a few years now. Recently, another user has been systematically retagging/reclassifying many of the roadways I have originally added to the database, essentially flattening multiple types of road into a single type of road (changing secondary, tertiary and unclassified roads into all tracks).
It wouldn't bother me so much if the other user was helping to fill in unmapped areas, but it seems all they are doing is chasing and changing my work.
The user did not attempt to contact me to ask why I tagged things the way I did, so I contacted them and explained my reasoning and asked if we could come to an agreement.
The response was simply to tell me I was wrong and to point me at specific OSM wiki pages. When I quoted sections that agreed with my tagging methods, I was still wrong.
The other user even opened a forum topic to specifically point the finger at me and say I was doing things the wrong way, and to ask others their opinion. A step in the right direction, except the user ignored comments that agreed with my methods and took any that agreed with theirs as total validation.
Let me point out that neither of us is technically wrong, according to information on multiple wiki pages.
As a result of the discussions, I have changed the way I tag rural roadways and have clearly stated my methods on my profile page. I have explained my reasoning in direct messages and on the forums, but this other user persists in changing my original work.
Have any of you run into an issue like this before, and were you able to resolve it?