[OSM-talk] London vandalised. [was Google Maps - OSM comparison]
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Fri Nov 28 11:13:21 GMT 2008
2008/11/28 David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>:
> On 28/11/2008 10:29, David Earl wrote:
>> London I'm not sure about - still checking.
> It appears the reason the namefinder is not finding London is because
> ... it was been deleted on Wednesday (it still shows up on Mapnik of
> course, but it isn't there in the data any more).
> It was deleted by user FilipeOliveira at 2008-11-26T17:27:06 according
> to the daily diffs which I just grepped.
> Is this the same guy who moved lots of London nodes to Portugal? Is this
> deliberate vandalism, a wild accident or a software bug?
I'm under the impression it's reckless serial stupidity involving the
use of a random .osm file being altered and uploaded to the server.
There was a bunch of 600 nodes he moved to Portugal on Wednesday. This
was brought to my attention and I reverted them within 4-5 hours. I
also sent him a message basically telling him in no uncertain terms to
stop whatever it was he doing and seek help. As far as I know there
have been no subsequent incidents.
He only deleted a single node... the London one. My revertion script
was only set up to revert moved nodes, so it didn't catch it.
I've now restored the London node too.
> Looking at the diff, it would appear that user "randomjunk" was trying
> to repair the damage done by FilipeOliveira at the same time as he was
> creating more havoc. Please can we suspend this user from making any
> further changes at least until we can find out what the problem is.
I think it was a few hours after.
I reprocessed the resulting daily diff, and can't find any more edits
that day, or the next.
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