Google Maps closes editor after “urinating Android ‘




Google temporarily shut the doors of the tool allows user error in Google Maps can correct. The company has suffered from spammers, including a user who a peeing Android mascot placed on the map.

That specific case, the Android mascot urinated on the Apple logo, the entire Internet was about, but as an employee of the Map Maker team was the latest incident in a series. The employee, Pavithra Kanakarajan, writes that in recent months there was a significant increase in the number of spam edits on Map Maker.

To combat spam operations must be operations recently approved in advance by the Map Maker team before they are implemented. Until now, edits are implemented without control, after which they could be reversed in case of complaints.

Because the edits must now be approved in advance, in a short time a long backlog emerge, writes Kanakarajan. To avoid still longer, the doors of Map Maker Tuesday. It is a temporary measure: once the moderation system is back on track, the doors will open again. It is unclear what Google is going to change in order to avoid a future capacity problem.

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