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I have added our businesses to OSM with the browser-editor:

For example:

As comment I added a message for the editors with my full name, because I thought it would only be visible for editors. Is there a way to change this comment to something more neutral? Other edits are in english and just a few words.

I am new to OSM and would appreciate some help.

Regards, Andreas

asked 09 Jun '20, 08:25

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You cannot edit a changeset comment once submitted. However, if someone looks at the node, by default the last changeset in which the node was edited will be shown, i.e. your comment is still discoverable but it will not be shown prominently once the node has received further edits.

Since you have added a non-verifiable marketing text in your "description" field, which is against our rules, I have removed that field. Therefore, my changeset comment is now shown by default when someone clicks on the node.

I would not be too bothered, while it is true that these changeset comments are public, nobody apart from mappers actually looks at them.

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answered 09 Jun '20, 08:32

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Thank you for your quick answer. If your last changeset is visible, that would be fine with me. I just wanted to avoid that these edits would be visible on search engines.

I didn't knew, that marketing texts are against the rules. Then could you please also remove the marketing texts of my other edits:

That would be nice. :-)

Regards, Andreas

(09 Jun '20, 08:40) designconcepts

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