[OSM-talk] RR8 - Possible International Vandal (assistance required in various countries)

Jennifer Campbell jenuk1985 at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 4 15:37:42 BST 2009

Just a further heads up that this user appears to have posted to SABRE 
asking for a way to edit OSM privately. Any suggestions I should pass on 
to him? It should keep him from vandalising live data if it was possible.



Rob wrote:
> Thomas Wood wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> Attention was drawn to the OSM user RR8 last night on IRC. It appears
>> that they have been producing /apparently/ deconstructive edits at a
>> high frequency since late Saturday evening (server time).
>> Edits primarily are the reclassification of highways to a different
>> level. This has occured frequently in the East Midlands (often
>> including a change of reference number that cannot be confirmed from
>> other sources), places in Ireland where under-construction motorways
>> have been marked as opened, and a few reclassifications elsewhere,
>> most notably Iceland.
>> The edits appear to look constructive, but are more likely to be
>> destructive. Ideally, someone local to the areas in question should
>> check a few of the changes, or we could get people from the mailing
>> list to consider the edits as a whole to decide what's to be done
>> about them.
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/RR8/edits
> Was just looking at the stats report and happened to notice this account 
> is editing again after a 15 day quite period.
> Not checked the regions or validity at all yet but given the past 
> history I though I would give a heads up.
> rcr
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