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Wed Sep 20 15:39:06 BST 2006
On 9/20/06, Bruce Cowan <bruce.cowan at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-20 at 09:05 +0100, Paul Dixon wrote:
> > >> In case anyone hasn't seen it:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > > IMO it highlights how much we need a new front page that emphasises
> OSM being
> > > more than just a 'google maps killer'.
> > That headline is just awful, and you can see from the comments many have
> > tried to click expecting some open source Google map killer and saw,
> > well, the OpenStreetMap front page. I buried some of the more
> > inflammatory comments and gave a boost to the more insightful ones :)
> I also tried to do this as well.
> It's a disaster! Mostly these people are American, so you can't expect
> them to know the dangers of crown copyright.
> One thing I did notice was vandalism. Is there any mechanism of
> reverting changes done by a malicious person?
Where? And how did you notice it?
I stumbled across a couple of edits in the Weybridge area that were clearly
the result of someone trying to make the applet do something. I think we
are getting close to the point where we really need to be able to monitor
Something simple like a query that would list any changes by someone else to
nodes/segments/ways that I originally created or have touched would be a
start. This would be a crude equivalent to the "watch this page" function
on a wiki. Alternatively a "watch this tile" function would be another way
of doing it.
If someone edits something in the Weybridge area then I really really want
to know about it. Either someone is helping which is good or someone is
vandalising which is bad and I need to repair the damage.
> Bruce Cowan <bruce.cowan at dsl.pipex.com>
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