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Re: OSM Comment UX Failure

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:30:56 +0000
Message-ID: <CAH3-oEcWbugwC-C3ieTL6Xy-FxM7xxEqfL=zx8sks9r7_gH-gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: webmaster@openstreetmap.org
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Update for the public archive of this thread:

* My account has been restored
* The comment was successfully posted for me

I don't know when this was done, because I didn't get a response or
notification that this happened. I hope that the "suspicious activity"
filter was modified too, if appropriate.

Thanks to whoever took action on this!

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 1:09 AM, Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com> wrote:
> I tried to log in using OpenID. I got repeated 500 status responses.
> Eventually it worked, and I confirmed my account. Then I tried to
> enter a comment on an OSM thread, and I was told that my account has
> been closed due to suspicious activity. Commenting on this thread was
> literally my first action as an OSM user.
>
> I've been trying for approximately ten minutes to sign in and leave a
> comment, and this has not been a satisfying user experience.
>
> I lost my comment in the process, but it was something like this:
>
> —
> According to this map:
>
> http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/Darfur%20Regional%20profile.pdf
>
> The town is much more likely to be the camp Donkey Dereisa. This map
> may assist with marking other currently unknown camps in the area on
> OSM.
> —
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/bdiscoe/diary/20539
>
> Feel free to add it for me if you rectify these problems. I am CCing
> this to a publically accessible email archive.
>
> --
> Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/



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