[talk-au] Where did the town go?

John Henderson snowgum at gmx.com
Thu Dec 1 13:48:56 GMT 2011

On 01/12/11 22:34, Mark Pulley wrote:

> User "cc-cleaner"? I've had a quick look at some of the changesets, and
> they all seem to be just deleting things. I have a suspicion that the
> things being deleted are by users who haven't agreed to the new license,
> but I didn't think we were up to this stage yet.
> Should we get all of these changesets undone?
> I've also just noticed that most of Cobar has gone. I did some edits on
> the way through in May, some of these have been left alone, but some
> have disappeared completely or been replaced by highway=road.
> As one example, here is Louth Road:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/119756523
> This is just a stub, this used to link on to the other roads. No idea
> why this has been done, as I *have* agreed to the new license, so my
> edits don't need to be done again. (This was done by Firefishy, who
> doesn't even live in Australia - I've just sent him a message to enquire
> about this particular way.)

I saw the same relationship with Firefishy (from South Africa) and went 
to bed puzzling about the coincidence.  Firefishy was adding in a little 
data within minutes of cc-cleaner's massive deletes.

I woke up a couple of minutes ago realizing that this pair of users must 
be the licence-change grim reaper at work.


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