[Talk-us] Sabotage or a really bad bot?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Apr 3 01:32:44 UTC 2017

On 4/2/2017 6:26 PM, Charlotte Wolter wrote:
>         I came across a really weird situation while doing a 
> Maproulette change.
>         In Rustberg, a small town in rural Virginia 
> (http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id#map=16/37.2772/-79.1011), 
> almost every driveway has been named after the street it intersects. 
> In addition, numerous very short "driveways" have been created, some 
> of which go nowhere.
>         The edits all were done four years ago, it seems. Here is the 
> message about the edits: "Edited almost 4 years ago by bot-mode
> Version #2 ยท Changeset #15805152." 

They were created 9 years ago with the TIGER import: 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/19903814/history. The change 4 years 
ago was just a name change and not related to what you're observing.

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