[OSM-dev] Suspend Imports / Bulk edits / Bots

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Wed Jul 11 16:10:51 BST 2012

Dear All,

Summary: Please stop Imports, Automated Edits, Bulk edits & Bots until
the redaction process has ended.

The redaction bot has just started running. Until the redaction
process has been completed please suspend all imports and bulk edit
operations. Imports or bots which ignore this request may be subject
to an immediate temporary account block to ease up load on the API and
database servers.

Normal editing operations should be unaffected although I would
recommend saving often.

If you have any questions or a pressing need for such an edit please
contact the sysadmins in advance on IRC. See #osm-dev on OFTC via

on behalf of OpenStreetMap Sysadmins

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