[Talk-us] reporting Pokemon Go related vandalism

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Jan 27 00:02:38 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Will Senechal <willsenechal at gmail.com>

> Monitoring my local area, I see blatantly incorrect edits designed to help
> cheat at Pokemon Go. See https://www.openstreetmap.
> org/user/harambewarlord/history#map=13/35.5129/-82.5531
> I've added notes about them and commented on the changesets.  I'm a new
> user and am unfamiliar with the changeset reversion methods, should I try
> to fix this, or should someone else do it?

Will, +1 on Andy's suggestions.

 Before Pokemon discovered OSM I would welcome a few new mappers a week.
Now it seems like every hour. Overall the quality isn't bad - still not
connecting footways to adj. streets. A few added in non existent parks,
meadows, water and paths, features are not squared, etc. I send every new
mappers in my area a welcome message. Ones that are blatantly bad, I
delete. I still send them a welcome message but requesting that they only
add what they can see along with my list of tips are resources.

Here is the latest article on the issue:

The jump in new editors is scary. I've been keeping up with new editors but
worry that 1) the bad ones will continue to add garbage, 2) I'm away for a
couple of days creating a backlog for myself and 3) I spend more time on
"editing" than my own projects.

Join us on slack - https://osmus-slack.herokuapp.com/ we've been talking
about it a bit there.


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