[Talk-us] Vandalism

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Oct 9 07:44:57 UTC 2014

Yeah, umm...I realize I have a bit of a history on this subject that I'd
rather not rehash in detail right now, but I'm going to have to concur that
we should not go zero to vandalism accusations for what definitely seems
well within a reasonable doubt of being a good faith newbie attempt gone
wrong.  Did anybody try reaching out to the user and offering to help?

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:24 AM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-10-09 at 09:14 +0200, Marc Gemis wrote:
> > 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.
> I agree the DWG shouldn't be contacted over one edit, whether a user's
> first edit or not. However there's still a net effect of vandalism for
> the users who were looking for the original street name. I agree it
> probably was not intentional.
> Even if made to the correct object, there appeared to be ad-copy-like
> text in this edit. Do we not already have a rule against that
> specifically?
> --
> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
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