User talk:WildMan

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--EdoM (lets talk about it) 19:06, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Belarus

Hi, As you're probably aware the Data Working Group has been asked to look at the use of names in Belarus, following the conflict there between the different factions. In your edit https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Multilingual_names&type=revision&diff=1510260&oldid=1507360 you say "community decided that...".

When was this original community decision made and who was consulted? At the DWG we're trying to understand some of the history here, so apologies if we're asking what may seem to be obvious questions.

Have you talked about this edit with the person who added the section originally https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Multilingual_names&type=revision&diff=1503843&oldid=1501734 (perhaps to ask them where the "couple of discussions with OSM and OSM-based map users" took place)?

Best Regards,

Andy, Data Working Group. --SomeoneElse (talk) 15:14, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi, The primary decision about naming rules was taken with the participation of all main Belarusian mappers (Komяpa, jekhor, Oklums, tibman, bes_internal, etc.) who at that time in total made more than 50% of the edits. The canceled change was done without discussion with the old mappers, without transparent discussion and gathering of opinions in the community. At the moment is a personal opinion of 1-2 people and can not reflect the opinion of the Belarusian community --wildMan (talk) 15:43, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Was there a mailing list or forum discussion at the time? --SomeoneElse (talk) 16:26, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
irc-forum #osm@bynets.org (main resource in times of decision) & several offline osm-parties in Minsk --wildMan (talk) 16:50, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. --SomeoneElse (talk) 17:03, 25 September 2017 (UTC)