[talk-ph] Is this spam? (boracay)

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 15:55:30 GMT 2010


I guess Ian thinks it's spam because a user account adding stuff related to
the username is spammy in Wikipedia. But OSM operates in a different manner
so I agree that it isn't spam.


2010/2/28 Ronny Ager-Wick - Develo Ltd. <raw at develo.ltd.uk>

>  Personally, I don't think so. The hotel is not represented any different
> from the other hotels on the island. If they had set the name to "Boracay
> Residences - rooms from P500", then yes, bus as it stands, it seems
> perfectly fine to me.
>
> I've personally added shops I like to the map, both to improve the map and
> to give them a (at least theoretical) competitive edge. For example one time
> my wheel bearing broke down completely and a very friendly vulcanazing shop
> in Angeles (http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/494626516) helped me
> get the parts and assemble it very quickly, without overcharging me, even
> though I am a foreigner :) As I was tracing anyway, I of course put his shop
> on the map (although the map doesn't seem to display vulcanizing shops yet).
> There are hundreds of other vulcanizing shops in the area, but I didn't have
> time to put them all. Would that classify as spam?
> I doubt it, it's just improving the map bit by bit, isn't it?
>
> Ronny.
>
> ianlopez wrote:
>
>   http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Boracay%20Residences/edits
>
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