[OSM-talk] Responding to vandalism

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sun Mar 19 19:23:42 UTC 2017

On 17.03.17 20:22, Jakob Mühldorfer wrote:
> Google tried to have restrictions on new editors
> The map got vandalised anyways and they shut down public editing
> So basically what others said, not in favour of any kind of restrictions.
I also think it is impossible to stop vandalism by a single technical 
solution, rather it would be a running battle for years to come. Still 
we are to watch it carefully and to try to understand in each case the 
motivation of a vandal, what target was selected and why, what was the 
pattern of an occurrence, from what region it was initiated, when it was 
committed. And on the basis of this understanding to use tools to 
automate the response. Human cunning can be countered only by human 

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