Mechanical Edits/Mateusz Konieczny - bot account/elimination of osmarender:nameDirection

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There was lack of consensus for bot edit, people preferred declaring tag as discardable what was done:

Proposed bot edit

Page content created as advised on Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct#Document_and_discuss_your_plans.

osmarender:nameDirection=* is an old tag that is case of providing not generally useful data but instructions for a specific renderer and should never be used. Additionally, Osmarender is defunct anyway.

I propose to purge this tag from database as useless, confusing and encouraging tagging for renderer.


I, Mateusz Konieczny using my bot account


message via OSM I will respond also to PMs to the bot account, though messaging my main account is preferable as I will get notifications in OSM editors.

English and Polish languages are preferable, for other I need to use an automatic translator.


Editing will be global, though focused in Germany and United Kingdom.


This tag is confusing, useless, unused, contradictory to our tagging methods and encouraging tagging for renderer.


about 2000 osmarender:nameDirection=* tags


Each changeset contains a single element or group of close elements to avoid edits spanning across large areas (it is impossible in cases where edited object itself spans very large area).

An example based on :
state before a mechanical edit:

state after a mechanical edit:

Changeset would be described and tagged with tags that mark it as automatic, provide link to discussion approving edit etc


posted on talk at


Not planned.


Please write in discussion thread at talk mailing list. To verify your account please also send me a PM via OSM messaging system.