[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 17:24:50 UTC 2017

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 06/30/2017 06:21 PM, Clifford Snow wrote:
> > Edits, from what appears to be a search engine optimization company
> > (SEO), have damaged a number of ways in the US.
> Was it not possible to determine the user accounts responsible and then
> have DWG revert all their contributions? Or did these accounts also
> contribute good data?

Every edit was made by a new/separate user account that only ever makes one
edit. In most cases, these edits are useful (it's someone adding a business
POI) but in some cases they add the details to the wrong piece of geometry.

Figuring out who is behind these edits and if the data is acceptable to add
to OSM is another matter.
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