Talk:JOSM/Advanced Tricks

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Cleanup - Hotch-potch collection of "tricks"

This page is kind of messy. It's a rather hotch-potch collection of "tricks". Certainly it doesn't seem finished enough to include it in the tabs of the JOSM/Guide. I'm not sure how we can structure it better though. I feel like the page could become almost endless if we tried to add all the "tricks" we can think of. They'd be good as google-able individual things on help.openstreetmap.org somehow. Or perhaps these kinds of things could be individually put as little lightbulb boxes in the relevant sections of the JOSM reference manual site.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 01:16, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

it could be split in categories like generic (of course :) ), selecting, searching, appearance. i wouldn't worry about the page becoming endless - if the amount of tips gets too high, worry about it then. the page is here since 2007 and has not exploded yet :) --Richlv (talk) 02:16, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
My worry is not so much about the specific problem of the page becoming endless, but the more general problem of the page being poor quality and a bit messy (which relates to the fact that it is directionless, with no clear purpose). A page being a mess is nothing new of course, but I'd like the JOSM/Guide (and pages included within it as tabs) to be a coherent high quality whole, which might very well mean we leave pages out of the tabs.
I removed it from the tabs before [1] but I see it was re-added [2], probably without seeing this discussion.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 15:00, 22 March 2017 (UTC)