Hi Frederik, 
For my curiosity, is it a feature of the API to:
_ allow users to choose an ID? 
_ not re-assign an old ID? 

Le 6 mars 2018 11:26:55 GMT+01:00, Frederik Ramm <frede...@remote.org> a écrit :
>we're all concerned about the environment these days. "Reduce, Reuse,
>Recycle" is certainly something to strive for in the real world out
>However, for the second time now I've encountered a user who thought it
>was a good idea to reclaim old node IDs for new edits. A couple of
>long-deleted TIGER nodes were raised from the dead, and put to use in
>mapping some new roads on the other side of the planet.
>This sounds like a funny/quirky thing to do, and looks harmless enough
>on the surface. But anyone who ever looks at the history of things
>*will* be totally confused. Nobody who works with historic data will
>expect that a U.S. bus stop could become a tree in Romania. People are
>bound to interpret this in any number of wrong ways. It also messes up
>my full history extracts, where you'll now find the occasional German
>hiking route in the California data extract because a node that used to
>be in California is now part of a path that belongs to the hiking
>Long story short, please don't do it - let the API assign you new node
>IDs to your stuff instead of building ingenious contraptions to recycle
>old nodes.
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