[OSM-talk] Diary moderation
tom at compton.nu
Mon Nov 29 17:42:01 GMT 2010
On 29/11/10 17:15, Dmitry Marakasov wrote:
> Lately, there were many cases of spam in russian OSM diaries
> (,,). Which is more concerning, there's a post () with
> step-by-step instruction on how to setup josm and other tools for
> Google Maps (and other proprietary) satellite imaging tracing.
> Who's to mail to delete such stuff? Is it possible to assign more
> moderators from Russian OSM community to deal with it faster?
Most spam is trapped automatically. There is one flaw in the current
detector that I need to fix which I suspect is what let at least on of
the messages you refer to through.
We don't any system of moderators though, so there is no assigning to be
What will probably happen at some point is a way for people to report
stuff which gets through, but some backend work is needed before that
can be done.
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lp85d/diary/12352
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/kirill777/diary/11676
I've killed these ones. The first one is a bit odd because it doesn't
actually have any links!
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/discobarlal/diary/11554
That one's tricky - it looks like that is probably the user's own
establishment that is mentioned as they have also added it to the map.
I usually give people a bit of leeway on that sort of thing.
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Fedka/diary/12356
We don't normally remove posts which just suggest doing things like
tracing from Google - we rely on people adding comments explaining why
it should not be done.
I have to say that, if the Google translation is anything to go by, then
the comments on that one don't seem very constructive. It's better to
explain why people shouldn't do it than to just rant.
Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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