[Talk-us] Way to message a bunch of users at once?

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Wed Jul 20 04:42:57 UTC 2016

Jonathan Schleuss writes:
 > Is there a way to email multiple users at once?

Yes and no. I created a hack to mail to geolocated OSM users, but I
feel disinclined to share that. Of course the board of directors can
authorize the sysadmins to send bulk email, but that happens only

I designed a system for communicating with users, but never
implemented it. Since it's opt-in, it's not spam. The idea is simple:
allow people to receive notices posted via the OSM user interface to a
particular lat/lon. They do so by adding one or more bounding boxes
for their areas of interest to their OSM profile. If the notice's
location falls in their bounding box, they get the notice in their OSM
Inbox.  Not hard to implement if you know or want to learn
Ruby. Neither of those applies to me.

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