[OSM-talk] bot vandalism

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Oct 12 08:05:43 BST 2009


    I don't know about the specific case you are talking about. But on a 
more general note, I am sure that we will be seeing stricter rules for 
bots, where instead of *politely asking* for things to be discussed 
before the bot runs & properly documented, we will in the future 
*demand* that this is the case and threaten to suspend bot accounts that 
don't play by the rules, and revert their edits.

I don't think that there will be an approval process for bots in the 
near future (simply because of the manpower required for such approval).

We might also ask bot users to flag the relevant accounts as "bot 
accounts", to allow easier filtering on the user side ("I am not 
interested in changes done by bots").


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