[OSM-dev] user diaries enhancement request

Stefan Baebler stefan.baebler at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 14:07:47 BST 2007

Guys, please don't get carried away into writing another blogging
software (preview, bbcode, detecting links in text, permalinks,
spamfight, comments....), just to add location information to posts
(somehow i assumed that was the reason for even starting diaries).
Anyhow, there are plugins for most popular opensource blogging
software doing just that.

Yes, do provide some basic functionality for people without blogs, but
aggregating registered user's rss feeds on the osm topic might be far
better / more useful idea.

Eg: http://www.openstreetmap.org/diary should also include blog posts, such as
http://damumbl.byteholder.de/blog/?cat=11&feed=rss2, nicely merged
with other posts (other rss feeds and osm diaries) ordered by date.
Also served as RSS. Users would enter their blog's feed URL in their


On 6/21/07, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Dan Karran wrote:
> > Yep, sounds like a sensible feature. Also permalinks that actually
> > point to the right diary entry, and working out what to do with HTML
> > in posts... SteveC had asked me to strip it out to prevent spam, but
> > perhaps just adding a rel="nofollow" to links would suffice?
> It would certainly be good to allow links to anything on
> *.openstreetmap.org (and opengeodata, and perhaps the domain in the
> user's registered mail address?).
> I'm never sure whether nofollow actually stops spammers, though -
> spammy links are still annoying even if they're not doing anything for
> their Google rank.
> cheers
> Richard
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