Seems, that I was mistaken: states:

Either talk (a general purpose mailing list)
or if your edit affects only one country or territory then the
national-language mailing lists, forums, or other standard
communication methods for the territory affected by the change
or ...

This seems odd to me, as not all communities affected by a mechanical
edit are represented in talk. So this means that the country in which
most edits will take place do not have to be consulted ?



p.s. OSM is a community project, not a programmers project, it's about
people, not software :-)

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Andy Mabbett
<> wrote:
> On 26 September 2017 at 04:14, Marc Gemis <> wrote:
>> I believe the mechanical edit polity demands that you discuss with the
>> *local* community. That means if your edit modifies items in e.g.
>> Mexico, Belgium and Japan, you have to discuss your edit with the
>> communities in Mexico, Belgium and Japan.
> That is clearly impractical for a task of this nature and, if true,
> would be an effective prohibition on any such beneficial editing.
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> Andy Mabbett
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