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.
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Username ID Changes Latest edit

Froon29 27350 4 2024-02-27T04:57:16Z
AutoSaivan 27348 11 2024-02-27T07:17:33Z
Pollito SD 27346 3 2024-02-25T00:32:44Z
Badaimerlol 27340 11 2024-02-24T16:58:03Z
NAN 27335 16 2024-02-21T16:45:38Z
ilyha1 27333 79 2024-02-27T11:51:20Z
By xatab 27330 93 2024-02-22T15:39:36Z
dexcube 27329 1 2024-02-17T10:23:27Z
iigmir 27326 79 2024-02-26T16:00:58Z
kinza1u b 27324 33 2024-02-16T13:45:26Z
phom 27320 1 2024-02-14T17:14:56Z
fyang 27315 4 2024-02-21T18:04:04Z
mapperannnna 27306 20 2024-02-20T15:19:54Z
Burmistrz_Dobrzański 27304 4 2024-02-05T13:58:35Z
SGuySMW 27298 1 2024-02-11T17:57:57Z
Jurta 27296 128 2024-02-25T13:54:11Z
sandwich99 27295 1 2024-02-03T12:18:55Z
nouturns 27293 21 2024-02-03T11:37:12Z
Berdly 27290 111 2024-02-24T16:26:29Z
_exon 27288 10 2024-02-04T07:28:50Z
Raazossaku 27281 18 2024-02-21T08:37:04Z
theVerdantOne 27280 62 2024-02-10T04:35:39Z
alomico b 27275 27 2024-02-02T03:47:04Z
DanielVS84 b 27270 82 2024-02-24T01:10:06Z
Asii 27267 2 2024-01-22T17:38:44Z
Veni Vidi Vici 27264 16 2024-02-12T10:40:15Z
DonKnechtling 27262 5 2024-01-23T13:57:47Z
LuBao09 27250 15 2024-01-29T00:17:02Z

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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