First, I am human not a AI.

Recently I got a block by SomeoneElse mostly because my changeset comments were not perfect. I understand their meaning, but the DWG could have talked about it, before blocking just for this.

Explanation for my changeset comments:

I am using hashtag comments, like #DEU, #industry, etc. already a long while. Using hashtags leads in a time, where I got introduced in usecases of hashtags at SOTM and I saw tools who evaluates them (like HDYC and other organised mapping (like HOTOSM using hashtags automatically. The people are using hashtags to filter posts in social network platforms like Twitter.

According to chatgpt you can quickly find an simple explanation what #DEU or #LBY means. It is about the code of ISO 3166-1 alpha 2 which is just a indicator for the countries where the changeset was edited.

The other hashtags were just known categories and local or professional abbrevations. Maybe there is a gap of categorizing or filter changesets for a better overview where and what a mapper is editing.

If you have questions, I am happy to answer them.

Comment from SomeoneElse on 16 May 2023 at 10:45

You were asked before at but you ignored the request.

In you were therefore sent a message that you had to read before continuing to edit.

You were at no stage blocked from editing OpenStreetMap.

Comment from SomeoneElse on 16 May 2023 at 10:48

Re the “hashtags” part of your question - no-one is stopping you from using hashtags. However, please do follow the advice at and use good changeset comments as well to help other mappers understand what changes you are making.

Suggesting that other mappers should resort to using things like chatgpt to decode your gibberish is a ridiculous suggestion.

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