[OSM-talk] Responding to vandalism

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 17:37:15 UTC 2017


Just to add one more comment to what has been a very useful thread 
discussing the options available:

At no time did anyone see fit to actually try and get in touch with the 
user who made these edits explaining what OSM is and trying to win them 
over from "mapping for Pokemon" to mapping things that actually exist.

Surely that's got to be worth a try, rather than proposing (as some have 
here) some sort of "technical solution"?  A quick scan of 
http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-discussions suggests that there are 
quite a lot of people doing exactly that - lots of "Bonjour bienvenue 
sur OpenStreetMap" there.  I know that it's frustrating writing that 
over and over again, but there have certainly been examples on talk-us 
and the reddit threads of people who have "crossed over".

Best Regards,

Andy




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