[Talk-us] Vandalism

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 07:14:11 UTC 2014

In this case I don't mind, the user made only one edit with the purpose of
advertising a business.

 But imaging what the effect would be when you make your first edit in OSM,
and are immediately called vandal. Would you continue editing ? I doubt so.
IMHO The best solution in such a case is first contact the mapper and
friendly point out that he/she made a mistake. That it is simply to correct
this. Suggest how it can be fixed.
Immediately start yelling vandalism and contacting the DWR for such a small
issue is an overkill and turns aways new mappers.



On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 8:55 AM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-10-09 at 08:42 +0200, Marc Gemis wrote:
> > Is this really vandalism or a user that wanted to add her/his company
> > to the map (o.a. for advertising purposes) and accidentally selected
> > the street instead of the building ?
> I fixed it. The comment I put on the changeset calls it vandalism, as
> the user changed a street to advertise their business. It may be
> unintentional but the change had what amounted to a vandalistic effect.
> --
> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
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