What is the policy regarding Orphan (outdated) POI projects? I have seen projects last updated 2, 3, or even 4 years ago.
Should they be removed?
I have seen POIs that havent been updated in a long time. For instance, I like covered bridges, and thought about adopting that project. After taking a gander at it, and driving to a few of them, many of them were nowhere to be found! The POIs really needed to be thrown out and started over. Over the years, I have been to several hundred covered bridges, of which I marked the coordinances, but that isnt big enough to make much of a contribution. Same with other outdated POIs. Maybe someone in the know will have some answers.
Check out www.dalejtravis.com
I have been a contributer to dale for a few years now. He stopped replying to my emails a while back. He might have had health issues for a while.
His website is very helpful and accurate.
If you throw them out, you lose everything, not just the outdated info. I would keep them, as someone may see them and update them
If you would like to adopt the poi files we have a process for that. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34542
If they do not get adopted and get really old then the user has to apply a bit of common sense that they may be out of date.
I have the Madzda dealers poi and I have not updated it for a couple years!!!! I am working on it now but plowing thru 800 pois with a wife and kids around it tough.
My projects are from trips we took overseas. They are updated as to when we were there and porbably all are the same. Things like squares and stuff don't move.
i Wrote a message stating that I am nolonger supporting any of my old files except the offbeat and the car repair file. And that if anyone would like to take over any of my other files.. feel free to.
Edit: I also will state that if anyone is going on a trip, I would find places to see, stay and eat for them.
A few folks took me up on it and they were happy with the information I gave them.. --- just a fyi..
I have given up on reporting new locations for very old files when the maintainer is no longer active.
I have a note from spooky bob about one of my files but I have no idea where your comment is
I was comparing your file to Happy Joe's web site. I noticed several locations in your file that are now closed. I did not mention any specific locations to you, because I have not personally verified.
I have a few I no longer intend to update and would like to be able to delete them or give them to someone else to maintain.
I am maintainer of "Famous Gravesites & Criminal points of interest" file but am going to stop doing celebrities and do the crime scene bit.
Anyone wishing to do the celebrities feel free to use my information.
Maybe time to create a new profile of A. Bandond. They could then take over all the lost poi's.
I just took over the Texas cemeteries Poi VERY easy to do
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