I spend the last days working on the OpenStreetMap Firefox extension accuracy.
OSM data sure has a lots of potential, but somehow it is very hard to actually do something useful with it without reinventing the wheel again.
Only after switching to geonames.org I managed to improve the accuracy to an very useful level for everyday surfing.
Thank you but although I did already know that, I simply want a fuller plain language description of the extension’s features and usage and any other useful information at that kind of level.
I do not wish to crawl through the code and study the material required to understand it, so as to tediously extract information which would be properly conveyed in plain English and pictures. My programming days ended a long time ago (not long before COBOL and FORTRAN ceased to be the most preferred languages) and, for me, documentation never left any need whatever for the end-user to “unzip it to explore the (rather simple) source-code”. I think that you may have a very misleading target image in mind.
I simply wish to follow this invitation by janmantkowski in the extension page on AMO.
The question is simply, why, given so many references to that site as a useful and informative place to visit, do I find it apparently blocked and how can that be solved, if at all?
I take it that the superficially rude message is not simply the result of a piece of unprofessional and malicious personalised discrimination against some unfavoured individuals, so what is the real problem and what the solution?