[Talk-us] Vandalism

Greg Morgan dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 15:24:25 UTC 2014

I think this is still a question for the DWG.  I agree that it would be
great to look at case from a positive perspective.  In that respect, It
would have been great if they just added a poi for the business, address,
etc However, when you look at the user page,
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Cheryl%20Daly, then you see that it was
all about advertisement.  Changing a street name to the person's name and
business and using the change set description as yet another form of
advertisement, http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25304540, then you
see it was nothing more than vandalism.

The map has been fixed. Perhaps the real question for DWG is should the
person's bio page, the person's bio icon, and the change set description be
scrubbed by the DWG?  Moreover, should the description say, "Removed
because of vandalism."  What do you think?


On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 1:31 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> It happens sometimes.  Had a campground respond and ask if I'd be willing
> to detail map their property for them.
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:20 AM, Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I'll attempt to reach out. But it always seems that these one edit users
>> never respond.
>> Regards,
>> Hans
>> On Oct 9, 2014 1:12 AM, "Shawn K. Quinn" <skquinn at rushpost.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2014-10-09 at 02:44 -0500, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> > 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?
>>> I reverted the edit (to minimize the damage), but I'm not nearly as
>>> comfortable doing the reaching out part at the moment.
>>> --
>>> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
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