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Re: OSM Comment UX Failure

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:13:45 +0000
Message-ID: <CAH3-oEd4Fbz-VpvJaot7L6Jhug4UfbjxtsprAkD4O0vJSD+6yQ@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
The OSM acted quickly and courteously to notify me that I had been
blocked because of an overactive Spam filter.

In what I can only assume is the ironic Bayesian equivalent of
Muphry's Law, their reply to me on 10th January was hidden in my own
Spam folder!

They were unable to find the source of the OpenID problem.

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com> wrote:
> 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/
>
>
>
> --
> Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
> Bitcoin: 1MqkVfvh3g5ZMN6pHjv2D21mLEyY5MXJ82



-- 
Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
Received on Thursday, 16 January 2014 19:14:14 UTC

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