[OSM-talk] Fwd: Re: Beware Pokemon users

Rod Bera rod at goarem.org
Mon Dec 26 23:44:54 UTC 2016

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Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Beware Pokemon users
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:40:18 +0100
From: Rod Bera <rod at goarem.org>
To: Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>

Hi Andy,

I get what you mean,

and I acknowledge that though I consider OSM should be put first this is
not the case for everyone, and this is fine.

But here things are going one step further: it's about deliberately
putting non-existing features and/or mis-tagging features, which amounts
to vandalism.
A new kind of vandalism, as we could be overwhelmed by the number of
"users" doing it in various places for a coinciding purpose.
To me this is quite new.

I hope this won't happen.

And I won't comment your appreciation over "geographical practices".
Every one is welcome to practice geography their own way...
As long as we are talking about geography, i.e. depicting what is
(really is, not what Pokemon hunter wish were) on or around the surface
of Earth.



On 26/12/16 13:19, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> On 26 December 2016 at 11:36, Rod Bera <rod at goarem.org> wrote:
>> Systematic bias put into the OSM base towards maximising benefits for a
>> minority of users is a threat.
>> Especially when the primary interest of these users is not OSM in itself.
> Most edits to OSM benefit only a minority of users
> Most editors of OSM - including me - do so because we have a primary
> interest which is not OSM itself.
> Shall those of us who edit OSM because we have an interest in a
> locality, or a use-case, all stop editing, and leave OSM only to those
> for whom it is some form of geographical masturbation?

Rod Béra,  MCF Géomatique                /   Lecturer, Geomatics
           et SIG pour l'Environnement  /    and Environmental GIS
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