[Talk-de] unusual cluster of German accounts

Michael Krämer ohrosm at googlemail.com
Di Jan 10 08:38:56 UTC 2012

Hello Richard,

this is really strange. After looking at a few of the accounts it
looks like each of the users has worked on a different part of
Germany. From what I have seen the edits were just adding nodes for

I also found some discussion about this in the German forum [1] dating
from end March 2010. There has been some speculation about this being
a bot for example since the changesets have "created_by = (unkown)".
So there had been some discussion about reverting the changesets. But
at least user "essenfassen" seems to have responded to a mail. This
user told that she had created a list of POIs in Excel and then had
imported them. This post also refers to user "lampe4", showing the
same usage pattern.

Best regards,

[1] http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=6926

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