yoyo-42 wrote:As for the meat of the post, as a new editor I've been surprised that there isn't a way to leave notes and hints near awkward places, to help future editors. I know people are now using small landmarks to do that now but it would be so much better if it was a proper function.
There's a road near me which is blocked by long term roadworks so I've had to split it. But it would be better to have a correct road and a 'long term road block' hazard that the routing algorithms would take note of, which wouldn't time out but maybe turns up as a system error every week or so so it doesn't get forgotten?
woodvale wrote:If there is any lesson to be learnt from this, it's that perhaps we need to remind new editors (and old) that there are a lot of people who have put many, many, hours of work into the maps, and that before we go and change something, we need to check how recently were the last edits (so is it the base import, or has work been done?) and think about whether we're going to change something that someone has already spent a lot of hours on, so has a vested interest. That's why we have the forum and PMs so that we can communicate. We need to encourage all editors to make use of these facilities, regularly.
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