Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-05-20 21:31:19 UTCmarcrks I dont think that "Sheshi Edith Durham" is English, the English term is "Edith Durham Square". Why do you change right things and make them wrong?
12017-05-17 19:54:07 UTCmarcrks I tell you again, put the name of the place NOT at name:en, put it just into the normal name box!!!! This would save me time for other things because I always have to fix your edits:(
12017-05-15 19:33:27 UTCmarcrks hello, thamnks for editing the maps in the Republic of Kosovo! When you add places like restaurants or more, please also give them names, not just at name:en, but put this name also at "name" because if you dont put it to "name", the place doesnt have a name. Thanks!
12017-05-11 16:07:30 UTCsamely Hello! First of all thanks for contributing to OSM. I just was checking this area and I found you edited many places `name=*`, I'm wondering if you know about multi-language tagging, looks like you are trying to combine all names in just the `name=*` tag, can you check this url: http://wiki.openstre...
22017-05-11 16:42:27 UTCmarcrks Hey, the problem is that Kosovo is a country with 2 national languages, therefore there has to be Albanian and Serbian names. when you look at e.g. Podujevë / Besianë, both names are in use, therefore none of them is an alternative one
32017-05-11 16:44:05 UTCmarcrks maybe there can be a discussion about this somewhere?
42017-05-11 17:00:00 UTCmarcrks or do you think that the name should be everywhere in Albanian? (like it is in Belarus in Russian)?
52017-05-11 17:12:02 UTCsamely Oh yup! There is no consensus about the names in Kosovo yet. But I think you should add the name for each language specifically --> `name:*=*` tag, so everybody have the chance to show the map in the language of their preference. i.e Istog / Burim - Istok.
12017-05-01 13:12:52 UTCmarcrks Can you tell me your source of the borders?
22017-05-01 23:01:02 UTCOpaky Hi Marcks

The source of my borders is from various sources, depending on what municipality I am working on, from images that I find from google searches to municipality official websites. Also I would use to validate those borders.
Btw, all of the borders are approximat...
12017-04-26 19:17:21 UTCmarcrks please add Albanian primarly, Serbian secondary!
22017-04-26 19:19:03 UTCmarcrks please stop updating duplicates!
12017-04-18 21:17:49 UTCmarcrks are you sure that theres a camp site on the main road? can you please fix it?
12017-04-11 20:17:03 UTCmarcrks do you maybe know the Albanian name of this peak?
22017-04-11 20:47:53 UTCValdrinGashi No
12017-01-16 10:16:07 UTCSomeoneElse Hello Wetitpig0,
Re the "Kosovo to disputed territory" part of the changeset comment, did you discuss that change with any of the mappers in the region?
Administrative boundaries is an incredibly sensitive topic within OSM. In this particular area, there have been "edit wars" ...
22017-01-18 15:27:52 UTCmarcrks Hello,
I dont agree with "desputed". Kosovo is a sovereign state and Serbia has no controle of it anymore. Anyone in Kosovo (especially the mappers)a are FOR administrative, doesnt matter if they are Serbian or Albanian (also Serbs accepted Kosovo already) so it should stad administrative...
12017-01-01 15:57:34 UTCmarcrks what did you update here?
22017-01-01 16:35:47 UTCValdrinGashi Speed
12016-12-30 23:15:41 UTCmarcrks the motorway is open?
22016-12-31 13:53:41 UTCValdrinGashi Yes, since 31.12.2016
12016-07-11 18:41:24 UTCGero You are sure way 430222429 is a cliff and not a Mountain ridge?
22016-07-11 18:44:42 UTCmarcrks yes you are right, what can I name it instead?
32016-07-11 20:17:50 UTCGero
42016-07-11 20:26:26 UTCmarcrks thanks a lot! i will change it now
12016-05-11 19:12:40 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
I did ask (on the changeset that changed it ) why the name had been changed from "Republika␣e␣Kosovës" to "Kosovo,␣Косово".

Personally I've been suggesting for some time that places like http://www.openstree...
22016-05-11 19:20:46 UTCmarcrks It was Kosovo, Kocobo

I changed it to Republika e Kosovës because this is the official name

And the other meaning is Serbian

And I agree with you totally but I think e.g. Prishtinë/"Serbian meaning" is not a good idea because it doesn't look well

32016-05-11 19:23:44 UTCSomeoneElse No - look at the "name" tag on - it's currently set to "Republika e Kosovës, Republika Kosovo". I'm guessing that perhaps you wanted to set "name:hr" to "Republika Kosovo"?
42016-05-11 19:28:43 UTCmarcrks no I didnt want to, i wanted to have serbian and albanian in the name because im already seeing the serbs saying " why not in serbian?"
52016-05-11 19:51:20 UTCSomeoneElse Ah, OK. Not everywhere that's "officially bilingual has "multiple names in the name tag" (e.g. Ireland, Finland) but some do (eg. "Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra").

If the majority of mappers in Kosovo are happy with "Republika e Kosovës, Republika Kosovo&qu...
62016-05-11 19:54:59 UTCmarcrks Yes I see your point, but there should be "Republika e Kosovës " and if this is too long, it should be "Kosova" so please decide how you want I don't care but one of these should be taken
72016-05-11 20:03:40 UTCVigilante I will open a thread in the OSM forum about this issue. Good?
82016-05-11 20:07:24 UTCmarcrks Do, if you tell me how to get there haha
92016-05-11 20:14:40 UTCVigilante Firstly i will send request, because there is no subforum for Kosovo, and i guess you dont want to be opened thread is serbian subforum, right, so i will propose freezing of namings of Kosovo, till that is discussed in the thread. Deal?
Link to the forum:
We will di...
102016-05-11 20:24:43 UTCmarcrks Of course we can discuss, I'm open for that. But what do you mean with freeze?
112016-05-11 21:31:09 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
I've suggested to the forum owner that it would be great if he could create a community sub-forum for Kosovo:
I know he's extremely busy at the moment, so please don't expect anything immediately, but hopefully he will get chance...
122016-05-12 08:07:33 UTCVigilante Freezing with changing of the namings until we find solution at OSM forum. That place will be like guide for mapping of Kosovo, like rules, sugestion, help for new mappers.
132016-05-12 12:24:30 UTCmarcrks Hey,
How can you freeze it? Can you also freeze the border? Because many times the border gets "deleted" and when will you make what you wanted?

12016-05-11 19:21:37 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
Any reason why you changed the "name" tag here from the "name:sr" value to the "name:sq" one? My understanding was that the majority community in this part of Kosovo was Serbian-speaking (based on ) - do you think that ...
22016-05-11 19:27:18 UTCmarcrks You also can say Leposaviq in Serbian to it because it almostz doesnt matter if you use the c or the q and in this case it is better to use the q because it is also the albanian meaning
32016-05-11 20:02:01 UTCSomeoneElse Ah - OK. If it's possible to find a "compromise name" that all communities actually use then that's great.
42016-05-11 21:09:32 UTCmarcrks lets take "Kosova" because Serbs use it and also albanians and others too
52016-05-11 21:10:13 UTCmarcrks sorry i was wrong lets take Leposaviq
12016-03-29 22:57:54 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
You've changed the tags on the Dren train station building to remove the name:sr and name:sr-Latn tags, as well as adding name:sq and changing name to the Albanian name.

As this document describes:

22016-03-29 23:04:59 UTCmarcrks Hey­
You're right­
I might have made a mistake ­
The Cities and other names should mainl­y be Albanian (because of the Albanian r­ep of Kosovo) and then the tag name:Sr c­an be added. But the first name should b­e Albanian

I'm sorry that I made a mistake­
32016-03-29 23:31:33 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
I'd expect the name in most places to be in Albanian, but in municipalities where there's a Serbian majority, such as here, I'd expect it to be in Serbian.
However, I may be wrong - if the station building is actually mostly called "Stacioni i trenit Dren" regardless of the most-used...
42016-03-30 12:08:05 UTCmarcrks I agree
But it should not be on Cyrillic because then Albanians and other people wouldn't understand it

52016-04-01 07:05:12 UTCSomeoneElse Thanks - that's a good point.
The tag "name:sr-Latn" seems to be used for Serbian-written-with-latin-characters locally, like on the station itself .
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