[Talk-GB] Little spate of vandalism/mistakes in SE London

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 12:51:57 UTC 2015

On 17/07/2015 09:37, Tom Chance wrote:
> Could someone contact / chase up these new users and remove their 
> edits? Could be vandalism, or just people not realising what they're 
> doing.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/panchal%20chetana/history
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Solanki%20yuvraj/history
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Dinesh%20rabari/history
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/anilparamar/history

Hi Tom,

I've reverted the changesets in


All reverted cleanly.  I'm guessing that it's just schoolkids "having a 
bit of a laugh" so I've sent a polite first message via changeset 
discussion comment to each of them:

"Hello and welcome to OpenStreetMap!  As you've no doubt noticed, edits 
that you make update the one shared map that everyone sees. That's why 
it's important that only valid edits are made to the map.  If you want 
to experiment with the editors, you can do so over at 
http://api06.dev.openstreetmap.org (an exact copy of the main site apart 
from the map display).  If you want to map an imaginery world, 
http://opengeofiction.net/ might be what you're looking for. However if 
you want to stick around and update the map with things that genuinely 
exist in this part of south London please do so!"

I'm guessing they're more local to you than me, so it might be better 
for any further followup to come from a Londoner (if the school or 
geography teacher involved comes up in conversation, assuming that there 
is one, contacting them might be good too).



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