[OSM-talk] bot vandalism
spam at mversen.de
Mon Oct 12 06:37:49 BST 2009
Apollinaris Schoell wrote:
> I know it has been discussed before but found a lot of broken data
> created by bot bugbuster and this is important enough to bring it up again.
> There was some lame response but never really an explanation what this
> bot is doing. Some edits are correct others are not.
Always include examples that are bad (changeset + relation/way/node ).
> There is little information in the wiki that there has been some bug
> fixes. But how can I know if the bot doesn't break my fixed data again.
What did the owner of the but answered ?
> Should we allow bots at all? Sure if they are useful and documented. But
> there should be a need to do a quality check and review first before
> someone is allowed to run a bot against the whole planet.
Should we allow to register everyone only with a valid email address and
let him edit the whole planet with JOSM/potlatch/script without quality
This new users are doing the same mistakes I did at the beginning and
they often break valid data and they sometimes don't respond to emails
if you have questions unlike the bot owner of that bot.
> this bot does so many edits and it's very difficult to even find all the
> bad edits in a flood of edits.
I have a flood of edits as well :
> Is this a candidate for the new block feature to stop the bot until it's
> clearly documented and approved by voting or an other form of agreement?
Provide examples, try to communicate with the owner of the bot and if
you fail to find a solution with him and the other people agreeing he
will be a candidate for a block.
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