I would like to thank the developers and administrators involved in OSM.
I am collaborating with another mapper, and it would be very useful to have a function to call a specific mapper from the ‘fixme’ tag in OSM.
Is this possible?
Or, if you know of any other feature that can ask specific users to fix it, please let me know.
One or two places can call another mapper or a particular mapper for help via an external link.
But what should I do if I want to repeatedly request modification of various places?
Hi, On the changeset page you can click on the user link and from the next page send a message via OSM to the user. You can contact any user via OSM here:- https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/??? Just remove ??? and insert the user name. To contact a user directly rather than via OSM you would have to request the user’s private email address, which some users could find inappropriate.
Do you mean the FIXME-tag?
There you can enter any free text e.g. “@my_collegue” and he can then search for that text in an overpass query and delete that tag after fixing.
But this procedure requires action from your partner and there is no possibility to automatically start a personal communication from entering a tag from your side.
Thank you. That’s right.
I call my OSM friend in the ‘fixme’ tag entry and I want it to go as a notification to my friend.
I wonder if such a feature can be improved.
And I hope to have such a function.
The fixme=* Tag is a tag like any other tag. While it is possible to search for such a tag and use it for quality assurance I would recommend OSM-Notes (Notes - OpenStreetMap Wiki).
Those are easily visible for many people and you can use tools like NotesReview to work on them. In that tool you can also do filtering based on users, so your friend can filter for all notes you added for example.
Thanks for the helpful answer.
I found out that I can call a specific user by using the user id inside the ‘note’ tag.
And I also understood that the called user could see it in the ‘My notes’ section of his profile. https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/[user_id]/notes
It’s a little more inconvenient than I was hoping for, but I think being able to call a specific user would be very useful.
Thank you very much.
I’m asking the technician concerned to consider my proposal.
Are you part of a group of technicians who will consider my proposal?
I wasn’t trying to contact that feature mapper, but I was looking for a way to send information about a particular property directly to my friend who would collaborate with me. (The friend may never have mapped the feature.)
Thanks again for your attention, can you help me too?