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What the robots.txt file does 3 months ago

Thank you for the write-up.

The /diary disallow is a recent temporary measure to mitigate against some of the spam we’ve recently had and will be removed in a few days.

A Stranger at your Table 3 months ago

Google Webmaster Tools currently reports we have 3,107,519 items indexed by Google Bot in Google’s index with a further 1,969,842 items pending indexing.

Here are some examples of what we exclude from the indexing (top 10 from Webmaster Tools list): Dean/traces/3021308

Alex, StopForumSpam was very unstable for around 2 hours today because of the Verizon BGP issue. You also share all your customer data with Cloudflare. You are clearly passionate, why not focus time on improving things there.

A Stranger at your Table 3 months ago

To correct a few items:

  • I cannot see any diary entries on the first few pages with spam. The sysadmin team are successfully mitigating spam via non user-privacy invading methods. We are not sending user details (IP etc) to or similar sites. It is my understand that Alex is involved with the running of and he is very aggressively promoting the service with us. Have the sysadmin team solved the spam? Nope, it will require on-going remediation. If the spam problems grows out of hands, we may to consider using 3rd party services. (Pending privacy policy update)

  • SEO wrong. Even the latest diary entry page are in Google Search results.We receive 1,000s of requests an hour from Googlebot and other search bots. We do not wildly deny content from being index.

  • Alex appears to have misconstrued what we said about the piwiki. Alex contacting our hosting company to complain about piwiki is not a cool move on his part. We are reliant on the generosity of the institutions which provide us with hosting.

Sigh. Now it is _主管Q (“_SupervisorQ”) Spammers 3 months ago

@alexkemp I have emailed you and cc’ed the DWG. Please read the email.

To be clear, “Unilaterally actions” by TomH… he has been the lead developer and primary sysadmin for over 10 years of the project. It is well within his domain to make these sorts of changes (they are all public and immediately reported via IRC to reset of the team). Like him, the operations team all have a best intentions in keeping the project up & running and running reliably. If there was a simple way to deal with the low level spam issue, while ensuring the extremely high bar of user privacy we maintain, we’d have done it already.

Sigh. Now it is _主管Q (“_SupervisorQ”) Spammers 3 months ago

What spam?

Please refrain from perpetually insulting our voluntee admin team, of which I am a part.

The power of OSM over 1 year ago

Awesome! Happy mapping.

CJK fonts missing in standard layer (follow-up) almost 3 years ago

PS: Nice work all ;-)

CJK fonts missing in standard layer (follow-up) almost 3 years ago

The issue has been fixed. As above it was the failure to load the TTC font files which caused the issue. A force re-render will be run on the next stylesheet update.

CJK fonts missing in standard layer (follow-up) almost 3 years ago

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Tree named pubs of London over 3 years ago

You also forgot “Penderel’s Oak” ;-)

All townlands in Northern Ireland are now mapped in OSM! almost 4 years ago

Awesome work!

Update JOSM to fix the Java Logjam over 4 years ago

Java 7 should work without issue.

Broadening the Base and Sharing the Enthusiasm over 4 years ago

+1 Would love to see.

Editing of our travels in Ethiopia completed over 4 years ago

Sounds awesome! Hope you had a great trip.

what are these oddly shaped circular features? almost 5 years ago

Could be… Image of graves:

what are these oddly shaped circular features? almost 5 years ago

Better ground image:

what are these oddly shaped circular features? almost 5 years ago

Possible ground image:

what are these oddly shaped circular features? almost 5 years ago

It is most likely agricultural of some sort. At a guess each circle is land cleared to tend to a single plant… Cassava or other tuber.

Aw, snap! about 5 years ago

To confirm, the fix went live on OpenStreetMap late Friday:

@Spammers not welcome here@ over 5 years ago

The problem has now been fixed. Please refresh.

All site visitors were being presented using the same IP address due to a change at hosting ISP. A spammer was blocked and everyone was blocked due to the IP address conflict.