[OSM-talk] Should a deleted user's chainset list be removed?
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 11:17:20 UTC 2019
On 11/10/2019 10:44, Dave F via talk wrote:
> I was in a conversation with a user who's account has since been
> deleted. ... When they were, I noticed a few dubious edits that I was
> planning to double check in case they required reverting/amending. Is
> there a way to see them?
Via the website at OpenStreetMap.org, not easily.
The "history" list will show them, but you may have to scroll back a
long way. I wouldn't expect that to be practical.
> As it stands it means those intent on vandalism could create an
> account, deliberately add erroneous data, then delete leaving no
> traceable record of their edits.
No, as previously mentioned there _is_ a trace of the edits, just not a
nice button that you can click to get them on osm.org.
A place to start might be things last modified by them, so try
http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/N21 which will fetch items in an area last
modified by that user. If you want to search at a previous point in
time you may be able to combine that with a date search (see the
overpass pages in the OSM wiki for info).
> Is this related to GDPR?
Not as far as I'm aware - this functionality predates GDPR.
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