OpenGeofiction

stjur has commented on the following diary entries

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Hi! I'm back about 10 hours ago

Aw, thank u so much :) I believe you are going to do an even better job soon, I mean Andalúzida looks a lot better than my first attempts of mapping on OGF already. Try to look at real world maps of places you'd like your work to be inspired from, look at street grids of real world walled old towns. Happy mapping!

Hi! I'm back about 10 hours ago

How is mine? (Ostrina)

Kalavsky and Herzevodnia: A great historic deal 4 days ago

You changed it 13 times in 4 months: Ukirian, Ukiria, Uzkeshia, Uzkesh, Uzkeş, 国家, Uzkesh, Ужегивниа, Аррескы, Njčadnskanski v Hvernskenski, းဩမလန္ဒ္သ္, Latveų, Kardavska i Harzedvonia, Paku

This just might be a new OGF record

Kalavsky and Herzevodnia: A great historic deal 5 days ago

So now you speak Romanian too? O, mă bucur la nebunie

Sorry Im asking again 20 days ago

Have you tried taking a look at this link?

http://wiki.opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/OGF:Making_realistic_countries

This might just be the best advice you could get for now. Also, remember you're mapping on rather small islands, I don't think you'll need a denser motorway network that in the Netherlands (especially not in that part of the world I think). Take a look at a few real world overpopulated islands that might fit the general atmosphere of Tarephia:

Mauritius

Tenerife and Gran Canaria

Oahu

And don't forget to respect the culture of the area, I think it's not ok to have an American-styled Island next to a culturally very harmonically created continent. If I was you, I'd try to look at these incredible OGF examples to find the fitting culture for your islands:

Akor Eganê

Pohenicia

Gamen, Patermas, Draco & Targueral

Hope this helps and is going to change something, although I'm pretty sure it won't, well, looks like you really want advice so yeah, here you go.

- about 1 month ago

you can just split the coastline into several segments (on JOSM by selecting the nodes where it should be split and pressing 'p'), but be careful to not flood the continent.

How long does it usually take to get your claimed territory? about 2 months ago

OGF is all about patience. If you can't wait a few days now until you get your own territory, how are you gonna be able to endure the years or maybe your entire lifetime you'll have to invest in mapping your country?

I think I have flooded West Commonia about 2 months ago

Hey, it's no problem, everyone messes the coastline up at some point in their OGF lives :) I've reverted your changeset 457472 and everything should be fine soon

Making Map Overlays about 2 months ago

before you trace your drawing in JOSM, I'd advise you to check this out.

any help? 2 months ago

imgur

if that's what u mean

Unity in Diversity - the UAC (Ulethan Alliance for Culture) 3 months ago

Of course! I added Wyster already now in December as a future member, just in case I'll forget on January 1st :))

OMG!!! 3 months ago

@Litvania I'm not sure how your aggressive way of talking to less experienced users or users who choose to not use JOSM is in any way better then my "arrogant" way of showing my disappointment towards the increasing superficiality level on OGF (keyword Road Sign Fonts) - I'm not "triggered", I'm just confused.

OMG!!! 3 months ago

calm down, it's already been fixed, it just takes time to render on all zoom levels..

I'd like to ask: 3 months ago

@mfnowacki (Litvania)

I’m sorry if my comment „triggered“ you, I don’t see why it would sound arrogant, it just shows my deep disappointment. And now I got even more disappointed seeing how an experienced user like you responds this in such an arrogant way. I really am.

What I’m trying to say is that if you’re trying to become part of the OGF community, you have to contribute to this site first - by mapping (because that’s what OGF is for), not by writing stories on the user diaries. People come together and collaborate through mapping, not through writing diary entries. Tito_zz has mapped a few street grids and some oversized buildings, this is not the right moment to think about fonts on road signs, don’t you think?

The OGF community is the greatest community I’ve found in the entire www, too bad it’s shrinking, respectively it’s being taken over by a new, superficial generation of „mappers“. If you want to get attention through writing stories, you might wanna try Wattpad, on this website you’ll find other users interested in writing. If you’re looking for young friends with headsets, try Minecraft. If you’re looking for a boyfriend, go on Tinder or something, I don’t care, but if you’re trying to compare OGF to any of these websites, you are offending me and my work. Plus I feel very ashamed for all users who take their work on OGF very seriously (or who took it very seriously before they’ve abandoned their projects because of how superficial the new OGF community has become).

I’m going through a very rough time in my life right now, but 50% of all my depressions are still caused by new user diary entries. I spent over 1 year of every day mapping on this website and now I realized I’ve practically just wasted my time. Or did I?

Anyway, to end another useless comment where I just express my infinite disappointment, here are some fragments from a post I wrote in the „elite-team user diaries“ last month, when I was only one inch away from leaving OpenGeofiction for good:

„OpenGeofiction is not a game, it's not Minecraft, it's not Sim City or Forge of Empires, it's a way to express yourself, it's ART (well at least for me it is), it's a wonderful, sacred place, a place of refuge whenever you feel down. If there is something you don't like about the world, OGF is the place where this problem does not exist. This is what I feel could be the real purpose of OGF and I think some of you might just agree on this.“

„…the former holy world of OGF is completely desecrated... I wouldn't want to share a world map with someone who acts this way.“

Have a great night, Nowacki

I'd like to ask: 3 months ago

If only people cared the same about their mapping quality and finding ways to improve as they care about fonts on road signs... This is upsetting me a lot-

Road Names 4 months ago

I never used road name generators either, I just wrote down two links where Jake Knight can get a ton of road names from without creating an extra program and spamming the user diaries

Road Names 4 months ago

...

http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/road-names.php

http://www.mithrilandmages.com/utilities/StreetNames.php

...

Help Requested Urgently! 4 months ago

I found it out when I had a similar problem: while moving Antharia and Niscavo back in August the upload stopped mid-session, so there were around 17,000 orphan nodes in these countries...

Help Requested Urgently! 4 months ago

in josm you can just select all orphan with the search tool if you type in "type:node untagged -child"

Nominatim 4 months ago

I also realized that the Nominatim takes a lot of time to update, things I mapped this month can't be searched yet either