Help:New user patrol

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Be friendly: OpenGeofiction can be confusing at first

This is a page for experienced mappers to identify and contact new users editing in the wrong places. Instructions are as follows:

  1. Search: The new user list below is updated every 30 minutes, listing the newest user with map edits at the top. Click on a username (skipping any on the "Contacted users" list) and then click "Edits" to see where they're editing. Users with "B" next to their name have an active block, and "b" have been blocked in the past.
  2. Confirm & List: If they seem lost, look at the overview map to make sure they do not own the area, and check the "Contacted users" list below to confirm they haven't already been contacted. If they're not on the list, add them at the top. Use the format * {{OGF user|NEWUSERNAME}} ~~~~
  3. Contact: Send the user a friendly message (see suggested message) via OGF inbox. If they are violating other rules (e.g. well-known place names, real companies/organizations, unrealistic content/scale, etc), you can mention those things as well.
  4. Check back: If they don't reply to your message, look in on their mapping later. If they are still editing inappropriately, notify admin.
  5. The recent edits list on the Dashboard is also a useful resource, as is the daily activity map.


Contacted users New users
Please add to the top of this list, using the format:
* {{OGF user|NEWUSERNAME}} ~~~~

  • Please add to the top of this list, not the bottom.
Refresh tables
Username ID Changes Latest edit

ClarkStuff 26307 1 2023-03-22T20:30:49Z
gıvro 26305 1 2023-03-21T14:56:14Z
Qing_Jue 26304 9 2023-03-22T16:53:40Z
Vinzenz13 26296 4 2023-03-16T16:58:44Z
yeetfictiongeo 26295 1 2023-03-16T10:55:41Z
Washnmachine7 26293 4 2023-03-16T05:37:10Z
Tamanca 26288 41 2023-03-23T00:51:41Z
liam m m 26285 8 2023-03-13T16:27:52Z
Luis Daza 26284 2 2023-03-12T04:21:38Z
malynemec 26280 1 2023-03-11T14:57:10Z
Quint 26279 105 2023-03-19T15:40:14Z
Schmortn34 26278 11 2023-03-18T15:44:52Z
Angel Bobadilla 26276 6 2023-03-11T03:22:01Z
MonicaE 26273 1 2023-03-11T00:28:31Z
Laura 26271 1 2023-03-12T22:45:56Z
forest_ 26268 4 2023-03-11T17:19:36Z
Mari 26266 1 2023-03-10T17:37:42Z
venetianlion 26263 19 2023-03-21T01:21:32Z
Valen 26261 1 2023-03-09T02:12:42Z
nabi 26260 1 2023-03-09T02:16:37Z
Mon 26256 2 2023-03-08T07:05:57Z
leo武 B 26247 6 2023-03-06T11:57:42Z
Mchcm b 26244 12 2023-03-09T11:11:55Z
Legoman 26243 96 2023-03-23T02:31:10Z
Ralph & Mackey 26242 4 2023-03-16T22:27:14Z
Jappie051 26241 2 2023-03-05T20:36:40Z
Yongdinghe 26240 23 2023-03-17T09:10:32Z
El profe Manuel 26237 1 2023-03-04T16:03:21Z
Friedrich does things b 26234 34 2023-03-04T22:16:11Z
Bddfan b 26233 30 2023-03-05T14:33:48Z
JPM 26229 6 2023-03-05T19:08:00Z
ixocrito 26222 2 2023-03-04T15:43:19Z
Jwillkur 26221 2 2023-03-05T01:27:52Z
Sehentsin 26217 3 2023-03-01T03:33:42Z

Suggested message

Hi there, I just noticed your [recent mapping](ADD LINK TO CHANGESET) in OpenGeofiction.

Unfortunately, this area is not open to public editing. Before making any more edits here, please take a moment to read the [site policies page,]( which has instructions for new users.

Please note that new users can edit only in the blue territories on the [overview map.]( Once you've built up a lengthier edit history, you will be able to [request a territory]( You may also be interested in participating in a [collaborative project](

If you have questions or anything, just let me know. Thanks for understanding, and welcome to our world! 

YOUR_USERNAME (assisting the OpenGeofiction admin team)

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