OpenStreetMap

Status: Ended 9 months ago.

Reason for block:

Dear user Quercus1,

i am writing to you on behalf of OSMF's Data Working Group which deals with disputes and vandalism.

You have made a number of unusual contributions to the map in the UK, often deleting correct and valuable information that had been added to the database by others before you. Your changeset comments often seem out of place (e.g. you label something "this is an area of unused land" when the edit that you made was in an inner-city area). Apart from deleting existing data, your edits often don't make sense in that you add objects but don't tag them so nobody knows what your edit is supposed to mean.

I am sure these problems arise from some kind of mistake or misunderstanding, and not from any malicious intent on your part.

I must however ask you to pause your edits now, and either read up on how OpenStreetMap is supposed to work, or seek help from those who contribute frequently. If you want you can read our beginner's guide on the Wiki, or you might want to ask questions on help.openstreetmap.org, or make contact with other UK mappers through the talk-gb mailing list - but please do one of these before you continue, as most of your past edits had to be reverted to repair the damage they did to our database.

Thank you
Frederik Ramm a.k.a. woodpeck
for the OSMF Data Working Group