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If OpenStreetMap did not exist, would it be OK to ask for it as a data-request?

Is it OK to post a open data request for things that either: will never be open data or which would require Wikipedia/OSM class efforts to gather For instance, let's say we are in 2002 and ...
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How a good data-request question should look

More than half of the questions on OpenData are data-request questions, so I think it is time to think a bit more about: How would the ideal data-request question look like? What are the minimum ...
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How to handle the same answer for multiple questions?

Many inquiries for specific datasets seem to be in regards to datasets lost to linkrot. I've answered a couple simply by finding them in the wayback machine; so my question is: do I continue to answer ...
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Posting about data sets

If I learn about a public data set that others might find interesting, how should I let others know? Should I ask a question, such as, "Is anyone looking for outbreak data"?
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Data request question doesn't show what the person already tried

On all the stackexchange forum I participate, the person asking a new question is invited to provide information on what he/she tried / researched on the topic as part of the question. Most the data-...