… when you are at the main slippy map on openstreetmap.org, click at the plus in the right top corner of the map and aktivate the adittional data-layer. There you can see immideatly whether your new data did arrive at the server.
Please be patient. It can take from seconds until days until changes show up in Mapnik (the default map on OSM.org). It takes some houres until some days until they show up in Osmarender. This depends on the load of the rendering machine and the kind of edits you performed.
If you want to check the data in the database use the data-layer (blue ±Sign in upper left corner) on OSM.org.
Is there a way that I can force the change to the coast line in JOSM? That would help me when the process on the main map is extra slow. For now I am assuming I will need to wait until it is rendered on the main map and then I will down load that.
We are still talking about the map rendered by Mapnik? Coastlines in Mapnik are handled different than other ways. AFAIR the costlines in Mapnik are updated only once a month. Your edits already appear on Osmarender.
Yes and I see it is there in Osmarender. I am liking this system better all the time.
Curious about the water side. There is a break in the coast line which I tried to fix but only made it worse getting 2 unordered coast lines. It appears that it will not allow me to join them together because they get too many nodes in them??? At this point two of the coast ways actually overlap. I am hoping this is just something I inherited but I did move the coastal nodes around.