[talk-au] Where did the town go?

Leon Kernan lkernan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 22:49:46 GMT 2011

Who or whatever cc_cleaner is, it seems like it might have issues.
It has deleted at least one way that should have been safe.  Unless i'm
misreading the history somehow.


That was was created by Chadzopkyo who has accepted the odbl according to
odbl.de  It hadn't been edited since until it was deleted.

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 8:33 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM, John Henderson <snowgum at gmx.com> wrote:
> > On 02/12/11 01:11, Grant Slater wrote:
> >
> >> I often watch OSM edits using
> >> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/LiveMapViewer and noticed the
> >> deletes of mostly DrLizAU's contributions. I suspected DrLizAU was
> >> removing her own contributions, but cannot back this up.
> >
> > DrLizAU's ethical standards are very much higher than that in my
> experience.
> >
> > To me it appears that the completely comment-less, stealthy, anonymous
> > deletions are more likely to be "official" OSM work.
> Time out.  Grant didn't suggest that what cc_cleaner is doing is
> unethical.  Do you think that it is, John?
> Nor is cc-cleaner anonymous or stealthy.  cc_cleaner is just a regular
> changeset like any other.  While many encourage the use of descriptive
> changeset comments some mappers choose not to use them.  Have you
> asked that user what they are doing?
> Are you disparaging official OSM work?  "Official OSM" edits are very
> rare indeed.  The only ones that I'm aware of would be edits by the
> data working group to revert vandalism; those are just regular edits
> by regular accounts, marked with descriptive comments and usernames.
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