[Talk-us] Vandalism

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 15:51:33 UTC 2014


Since you asked, I think that's an overreaction. It's one small edit, seems
likely it was a mistake by a new user, and the user responded when
contacted. I don't know why we should demonize someone because they tried
to add their business to OSM and messed up.

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:24 AM, Greg Morgan <dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Regards,
> Greg
>
>
> 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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