I haven't seen anything like that in Washington State. Still getting the
occasional "updated" changeset comment.

Paul - it seems like they should be reported to DWG. The first user on your
list, Mike Gothie has 83 edits. One was pure garbage. If the others are
like that I'd report them all.

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Jack Armstrong dan...@sprynet.com <
jacknst...@sprynet.com> wrote:

> Same thing is popping up in the Denver, Colorado area. I've sent messages
> to the new users. If no reply, I will begin deleting.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Johnson
> Sent: Mar 14, 2018 4:08 AM
> To: Talk Openstreetmap
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Large number of seemingly automated, non-SEO spam
> edits
> Seem to be getting a large number of spam edits all with comments matching
> aabbbbbbbb, where a is any single lowercase letter and b is any single
> digit, have appeared in the last 48 hours.  So far the items being mapped
> have had name=* matching the same pattern, area=yes, and not much of
> anything else, and certainly don't seem to be of any value or decipherable
> to any casual observer.  These have started appearing in Oklahoma, which is
> why I noticed them in OsmCha.
> Users that I've noticed so far that are doing this, totalling 261
> changesets, all fitting this pattern:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mike%20Gothie
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/t-max
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/ghostsail
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mrana3
> I strongly suspect there are more accounts doing this across the US (since
> the mrana3 one only had a bounding box that intersected Oklahoma, no edits
> within it, but did have them on either coast), and the oldest account
> appears to be from March 5, 2018.
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