I am relatively new to mapping in OSM. A few days ago I stumbled across HOT and think it’s a great idea!
So I started to draw buildings on a project. The task had already been started by another mapper and I saw that the shapes were not very good and he didn’t make the areas rectangular either. According to his profile it was his first steps at OSM ever.
Since the project description said “Please be careful not to change or affect existing mapping unless you are local or very experienced”, I didn’t change that, but only added the missing buildings. The same is written in other parts of HOT that you should not change the mapping of others.
When I was finished, I released the task for validation. Of course it was not released, but set to “invalidated”.
What should I do in the future? Should I correct such obvious errors or bad mapping of others immediately? Or should I wait for validation? If it is set to “invalidated”, I can correct it in any case, right?