User edits on Google Maps temporarily disabled

User edits on Google Maps temporarily disabled
Last month, we told you how a trip to N 33°30'52.5", E 73°03'33.2" on Google Maps would take you to an image of the Android logo answering nature's call on the Apple logo. Even though you've probably seen a similar image on the back of a pick-up truck, in this case someone lacking in maturity just had to use Google Map Maker to express his view in a vulgar fashion.

Over at the Google Product Forums, Googler Pavithra Kanakarajan wrote that the company has shuttered auto-approval and user moderation globally for Map Maker until a better mousetrap can be built. And by mousetrap, we mean a better way to make sure that something like this prank cannot be repeated again.

With the auto-approval and user moderation shut down, a nasty backlog has developed as edits are going through a manual approval process. With those huge backlogs, Google has decided that starting today, it has disabled editing across all countries. Kanakarajan says that putting a new system in place is going to take more than a few days, and Google hopes to have this resolved as soon as possible.


source: GoogleProductForums via BGR

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8 Comments

1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Good step from Google... Google haters where like how cheap Google is and all..

2. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You need green MS Word underlining's because your grammar is confusing me.

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

My first language is not English... BTW what is underlining's

5. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Underline= the 'red alert' by Microsoft Word in case of errors.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Oh sorry about my comment then :)

4. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Same goes for you.

8. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Shut your face.

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

This is really acceptable from Google, being honest with its costumers.

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