Undiscussed import name:etymology:wikidata

TLDR: revert all name:etymology:wikidata edits by user https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/korobkov (changeset example Changeset: 126317660 | OpenStreetMap)

In 2022, user https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/korobkov entered 400 000 name:etymology:wikidata tags for street names in Russia.

Judging by global taginfo, the import was not only in Russia

  1. There was no discussion with the community
  2. Imports were of poor quality. The largest revert of an import error: Changeset: 139168964 | OpenStreetMap
    And there were quite a few examples in the Telegram chat of the Russian-speaking community.
  3. The poor quality of the import suggests that it was not checked by native speakers and was done by mindless matching of word roots.
  4. Import data is unknowingly corrupted by other participants. Few people realize that this tag needs to be changed when dividing or renaming streets. iD and JOSM do not warn about this.
As a result, etymology is starting to show up on very different street names.

Given that the author of the import has deleted his account, I don’t see anyone willing to maintain the import data and suggest deleting all imported contributions from this user.

  1. Considering that the import is partly related to the Mapcomplete editor, there is doubt about the quality of its users’ edits

But as I’m looking at user contributions in Russia I suggest other local communities to speak up.


I’m confused, the linked changeset is from another user (freeExec) than the one you want to revert (korobkov).

freeExec rolled back the erroneous data. (I’ll clarify in the post)

Got it, then the user discussed here is user_389895, in case someone wants to check their edits.

Looking at Way History: ‪Почтовый переулок‬ (‪26490231‬) | OpenStreetMap - user who deleted these is now deleted, what seems to self-admission of being malicious.

Given that import was not discussed - I support reverting it

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Since the user is not around to discuss, it is difficult to support any position other than reversion. Sounds like a very poor attempt at what could have been an interesting project.