[talk-ph] please revert this user's edit (Re: Fwd: [OSM-talk] RR8 - Possible International Vandal(assistance required in various countries))

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 04:17:46 BST 2009

> The problem is that it's hard to determine which are the edits worth keeping
> and which are not. I would assume that the edits that appear where there is
> Yahoo! imagery is valid and those outside are not.
Correct.  That's I why I am hesitant to do massive revertion (using
the revert.pl tool).  It is possible we break other people's edits
when we do automatic revertion.  I suggest we use humans to do the

He did admitted it came from roadguide.ph so there is no question that
his edits are not allowed in OSM.  Even if there is yahoo! imagery, I
believe we can re-trace them using purely yahoo! imagery.

> Also, we still have those edits from user hellodeck that appear to be traced
> from Google Maps still lingering in the database.
I have no concrete proof (user admission) this came from google
imagery (although I highly suspect it is).  If proven, I suggest we
remove this one as well.

> Regards,
> Eugene
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I mentioned this issue already to the talk-ph
>> >> For instance this:
>> >>
>> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=8.50999&lon=125.9716&zoom=15&layers=B000FTTT
>> > I've already asked him to remove edits coming from roadguide.ph data.
>> > But he does have some personal trace in Mindanao:
>> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Anthony%20Balico/traces
>> Basically, Anthony Balico has been adding data coming from
>> roadguide.ph.  I flagged his attention over this and he has stopped
>> doing it and started reverting his edits (since August 17, 2009).
>> see the log of his edits here:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Anthony%20Balico/edits
>> The problem is, it's over a month now and this user haven't removed
>> everything.  I am concerned because the longer the data stays in the
>> database the more difficult it is to remove.  May I request everyone
>> to help anthony remove the data he added since april 15 and earlier.
>> He added more data after april 15, I am assuming this data didn't come
>> from roadguide already because he has traces uploaded.
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Anthony%20Balico/traces
>> Normally I encourage newbies to correct their own mistakes (I send
>> them messages provately) and don't pass the burden to others.
>> However, anthony's contributions is so extensive and I believe this
>> requires special attention to the rest of group.
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>> cheers,
>> maning
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