[Talk-GB] Oxford spam

Pierre Riteau pierre at pierreriteau.name
Fri May 2 13:01:01 UTC 2014


I deleted the faraway node yesterday.

I also thought the node in the middle of the All Souls College wall was
weird. Indeed it is probably further east.

I'll try to go survey it during the week-end. I added a note to the map
to remember.

On Fri, 2 May 2014, at 12:40 PM, Andrew Gray wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I haven't been in Oxford for a few months, but there's no shops along
> that *particular* stretch - it's a rather imposing wall with the
> (side?) gate to All Souls. However, there is a small parade of shops a
> little further along to the east, between All Souls and Queens - the
> only ones I can remember offhand are a run-down phone shop and a
> jewellers, but on checking there does seem to be a tobacconists at
> #37, the address quoted in the changeset.
> 
> http://www.inoxford.com/reviews/Fred_tranter.html‎
> 
> *However*, that's a London phone number, not an Oxford one, and the
> shop details added to OSM seem to make it out to be an online-only
> business. Curious...
> 
> Andrew.
> 
> On 2 May 2014 08:50, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Frederik,
> >
> > Thanks for checking. I've only been down that street a couple of
> > times, but there are in fact shops there. It's not "right inside" All
> > Souls College, it's street-facing - I don't know the shop but I feel
> > quite content that what we have here is a true shop-mapping. The shop
> > website lists an address which matches.
> >
> > However, "opening_hours=24/7" is probably wrong. The user probably did
> > that because the shop has an online presence, but I bet they operate
> > standard shop opening hours at the address. Anyone confirm?
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > 2014-05-02 8:39 GMT+01:00 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>    I have recieved a spam complaint about this:
> >>
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/22059155#map=4/40.25/36.56
> >>
> >> It seems that the author has {accidentally,ingenuously} added a faraway
> >> node to the changeset which makes the box look big, but the only edit
> >> was in fact adding a shop which might be slightly mis-tagged and
> >> possibly mis-placed as it claims to be right inside All Souls College
> >> but I hesitate to simply delete it without local knowledge; maybe
> >> someone in Oxford can trim/fix/delete this as required.
> >>
> >> Bye
> >> Frederik
> >>
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