Created: about 5 years ago

Status: Ends in over 6 years.

Reason for block:

A decision has been reached on the turn restriction dispute referred to the DWG by yourself, Paul Johnson, and multiple other members of the community. This decision took an extended amount of time due to the investigation and multiple bodies the decision went through. The final decision has been endorsed by the OSMF board.

The decision has been made to ban you. This is not a decision that was taken lightly. This is an indefinite ban.

The full text of the DWG recommendation to the board is available at but the executive summary is as follows:

NE2 is a user in Florida who tends to be in edit wars with others and is involved in many arguments. There was an edit war over a turn restriction earlier this year, which was referred to the DWG by NE2, the other person involved in the dispute, and other members of the US community. NE2's behavior in this dispute was consistent with his past behavior and shows an inability to work with others on what is a crowd-sourcing project. The DWG has recommending/requesting an indefinite (not infinite) ban. This covers both his NE2 and NE3 accounts.

-- Paul Norman
For the Data Working Group