I honestly don't know whether this user is spamming, but it looks suspect. http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/4LikeEver/edits

It raised the question for me, of whether there is a process for marking users or changesets that are suspect. Can't remember seeing a button/link anywhere - something to consider?

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As for 4LikeEver's spammer-status, it's hard to tell indeed. Looks like a spammer sending usefull content (http://xkcd.com/810/) ? Couldn't find any of those shops on streetview yet, but that could be a false negative. Maybe need someone to check on site ? :/ And to contact that user, anyway..

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answered 04 Nov '11, 10:50

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Looks like he is adding shops and including some advertizing for them. The benefit might be doubtful, who ever reads descriptions of changesets anyway, outside osm I mean?

(04 Nov '11, 10:58) moszkva ter

Well usually it will be a fast discussion on mail or chat what admins gonna do with the spammeraccount.

if the changeset broke something important and does not got a good discription I usually just revert them. Then I write a kind mail to the user: What he did wrong, why this is wrong and ask for adding any changes which not belong to the wrong edit again.

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Well, unless the information is inaccurate...

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