[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Aug 9 14:52:47 BST 2007

In message <b5f0f61d0708081256i3b4e8a76xa01ce224daa80d3d at mail.gmail.com>
        Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just when I really hoped I'd seen the back of this problem. Our friend
> the phantom mapper (or maybe there are a couple of well-meaning
> vandals in the midlands) has been back at work on what he ernestly
> believes to be the N6. This time he doesn't seem to have mucked around
> with any nodes (except, I think, to tie his fantasy road into the real
> one), but he has retagged the crude alignment representing today's
> building site as "trunk" again. Once again, he's managed to do this
> just in time for his dodgy edits to make the fresh Mapnik tiles, so
> that layer will once again be f*$@ed for another week. Once again he's
> done his work anonymously[1] and once again there's no clue on the
> Ireland mapping page or here of what he's about or why.

I have now made contact with your friend the phantom mapper.

Apparently what happened was that when he didn't see his edits
appearing on the slippy map (not realising as a new user, that it
only updates once a week) he went back and did them again ;-)

He's a little reluctant to post here because the archives (which
he has read) include email addresses that are only fairly lightly

He is however interested in knowing what current best practice is
for tagging roads that are under construction ;-)


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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