[Talk-us] Davis Senior High School, California

David Kewley david.t.kewley at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 17:45:35 UTC 2017

I've just now sent an email through the school's portal to Mr. Birdsall,
asking whether he can help. I live in California, and have met folks from
Davis, but don't have enough of a personal connection to go a more direct


On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:40 AM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Among rather more serious problems (smoke from the Napa wildfires) Davis
> Senior High School is home to some Pokemon fans who don't like doing their
> homework. http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23646951/history has been
> changed a number of times to a park labelled "Please let us drop tests Mr.
> Birdsall".
> I'm sending this mail to the list on the off chance that someone here may
> know someone there - a quiet word from a friend would be a nicer approach
> than an "official" email from OSM.  What'd be great is if we can convert
> the mapper(s) concerned into mapping things that actually exist rather than
> adding fake Pokemon parks called "Hi Albert".
> Best Regards,
> Andy Townsend, on behalf of OSM's Data Working Group
> PS: In case anyone wonders "why don't you just IP block them", some of the
> edits are from iPhones, so that wouldn't be an option here (and probably
> wouldn't be proportionate even if that wasn't the case).  Also, while some
> of the edits may seem to suggest the name of one student, I wouldn't assume
> that that person is a perpetrator - they may be just the victim of a kind
> of joe-job.
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