[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Sat Jul 1 11:31:42 UTC 2017

Am 01.07.2017 um 12:48 schrieb Walter Nordmann:

> hi simon,
> Am 01.07.2017 um 08:33 schrieb Simon Poole:
>> I've already touched on this with the sys admins and saved refs to
>> the ones that I fixed. However it is unlikely that we will do any
>> thing with the information as the accounts are extremely unlikely to
>> be reused, and on the other hand, given that *we have a known US
>> based SEO company that has created (literally) 1000s of such
>> accounts* (but with slightly less spammy edits), and "we" haven't
>> taken any action, why should we in this case?
> what's about a captcha to disable automatic registration? and a
> confirmation mail, which is asking a variable question too?
n the case I was referring too, see
http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SimonPoole/diary/40246 , we are fairly
sure that it is a sweatshop that is/was adding them. Outside of causing
issues for legitimate users, adding a captcha  is likely not to achieve


> Regards
> walter aka wambacher
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