[OSM-dev] Vandalism?

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Thu Apr 16 18:46:00 BST 2009


Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
>> Is this an example of early node ID's being affected by someone 
>> messing with
>> a JOSM upload file?
> I guess it is. I have stumbled upon this by accident; nodes 1-17 were 
> uploaded as railway entrances in Praha on 04 April. The user in question 
> has no other edits during April (I would have raised the matter more 
> visibly otherwise). I fixed it without discussion and politely notified 
> the user that there might have been a software problem on his end and 
> that the edits have been reverted, however I could still insert his 
> edits as new nodes if he wants. Haven't heard back though.
> Andy has rightly pointed out that my revert script has a bug. It usually 
> reverts the object to the previous version, unless the action being 
> undone is an object creation in which case it deletes the object. But I 
> have not foreseen the case where I would be undoing undeletes, as 
> happened with node #9; my script simply uploaded the old version of that 
> node (correctly attributed with "visible=false") but the API ignores the 
> visible=false on upload, so what I should have done is simply delete it.

Thanks for the clarification :)


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