[Talk-GB] Vandalism in London
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Sat Oct 4 09:14:24 UTC 2014
On 04/10/14 09:57, David Woolley wrote:
> This was done with iD which has a bad reputation for collateral damage,
> and without a sensible commit comment, it is difficult to work out what
> was intended, but I suspect that this relatively new editor is not
> actually malicious. That might have to be revised if you can work out
> the intent of the edits and it becomes clear that they had malicious
Looking a bit more carefully, it does look like this changeset is a mass
deletion with no associated real edits (the only changes are the
resulting fixups to relations), so, if not malicious, it is probably a
mistaken attempt at personal mapping.
Looking at one of the deleted ways, woodpecker_repair has considered it
to be accidental.
The big problem with relations is that they tend to be subject to
frequent edits, so reverts may fail, because they would take out a
subsequent legitimate change. In this particular case, the same person
probably damaged relations in multiple edits, making only their very
last change affecting the relation revertable. Maybe there should be
some super revert tool that takes a list of changesets, and will revert
objects that were last changed by any of them.
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