After a great deal of debate and discussion, the DWG has come to the
decision that we feel that your pattern of edit wars with your fellow
mappers, as well as your disrespectful language towards other mappers
is disruptive to the project as a whole and we have no alternative
other than to separate you from the project. Therefore we have placed
an indefinite block on your account. An indefinite block does not
have a set time length.
We do not take this decision lightly. We value your long history with
the project and the many contributions you have made, but ultimately
we believe that OSM is more than simply a data project, it is a
community, and as a community our members should expect and receive a
certain level of basic respect and politeness that you have
continually refused to demonstrate.
The DWG is open to reversing this decision, but you would need to
display a sincere desire to work harmoniously with the community, to
discontinue the edit wars, and specifically to use respectful
language towards your fellow mappers.
You can read the OSM Ban Policy at:
And you can read your the report that the DWG has made about this
on behalf of the Data Working Group