[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Spin off diaries into `openstreetmap-diaries` separate app from `openstreetmap-website` (#1362)

Bryan Housel notifications at github.com
Tue Apr 17 18:37:37 UTC 2018


> I am skeptical regarding the idea of creating a "family friendly" sanitised OSM experience. 

Totally agree - this isn't about sanitizing all of OSM, and most of OSM does not need sanitizing.  The diaries are unusual in that they need _constant_ sanitizing.  

The issue that I'm raising is that anyone doing a "review" of OpenStreetMap must consider the diaries as a core part of OpenStreetMap and judge our project according to whatever appears there.  In the past day, I've visited the `/diary` page twice, and every time, the entry at the top is spam.  Yes it gets removed quickly, but the point is that this feature doesn't represent us, wastes sysadmin resources, and increases the attack surface area of the website.

#1576 just looks like a method for reporting spam.  Could we instead default diary entries to unpublished in a queue until a moderator approves them?  It's only a handful of entries every day.

> If you wanted to do that in earnest, you would have to limit exposure to map elements too ("OMG my child saw a PENIS SHAPED LANDUSE on the map")

Seems like a strawman argument - nobody is proposing this.

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