The DWG is (now) aware of it :) There are 8 accounts with changeset comments matching this pattern right now. Hoping they don't change it once they start getting blocked.
Toby On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:04 PM, Clifford Snow <cliff...@snowandsnow.us> wrote: > 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. >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> talk mailing list >> email@example.com >> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk >> > > > > -- > @osm_seattle > osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us > OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch > > _______________________________________________ > talk mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk > _______________________________________________ talk mailing list email@example.com https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk