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mrdls



Joined: 12/05/2024 21:31:58
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Hey there, a user of my application (which uses geonames data) found a spam entry in the geonames data. However, I don't have the authorization to remove it, so I'll just post it here. It was noticed because it's the only entry with more than 5k+ pop (which is the lower limit of what my app shows) on Nova Zembla.

Thanks for the great work you do

The spam/meme/joke entry: https://www.geonames.org/12808931/quandale-dingle.html
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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thanks. The entry has been deleted and the user has been blocked.

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GlutenFreeGrapes



Joined: 14/06/2024 23:09:03
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Hello, it appears the same user has also left some other spam entries. In the image, the first group in the image seems to be a list of locations in Brazoria County that have been given some odd names, the second group is several attractions in New York City that already have entries and are not really populated places, and the last entry is a meme/spam entry.

There are other settlements, such as one called "Edging and Gooning Settlement", which are located in other countries.

If possible, an audit of jonibigodes' cities and edits would be good.

GlutenFreeGrapes



Joined: 14/06/2024 23:09:03
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I should also add that there is an alternate name under https://www.geonames.org/601294/nukus.html that is called "Nwkys confirm deletion" that should be removed.
GlutenFreeGrapes



Joined: 14/06/2024 23:09:03
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The locations I wanted checked were:

Locations placed over actual places in Texas
12808591 (Brazoria County CT 6641) - Mims, Texas
12808592 (Brazoria County CT 6642) - Oyster Creek
12808593 (Brazoria County CT 6641) - Mims, Texas, duplicate
12808594 (Brazoria County CT 6643) - Velasco, Texas
12808595 (Brazoria County CT 6644) - Freeport, Texas
12808596 (Brazoria County CT 6645.01) - Jones Creek, Texas
12808597 (Brazoria County CT 6630) - Brazoria, Texas
12808598 (Brazoria County CT 6631) - Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport
12808599 (Brazoria County CT 6640) - near Lake Barbara, Clute, Texas
12808600 (Brazoria County CT 6639) - Clute, Texas
12808601 (Brazoria County CT 663 - Clute, Texas
12808602 (Brazoria County CT 6637) - Richwood, Texas
12808603 (Brazoria County CT 6636) - near Ross, City of Lake Jackson, Texas
12808604 (Brazoria County CT 6635) - Lake Jackson, Texas
12808605 (Brazoria County CT 6633) - Lake Jackson, Texas
12808606 (Brazoria County CT 6632) - City of Lake Jackson, Texas
12808607 (Brazoria County CT 6634) - near Lake Jackson, Texas
12808608 (Brazoria County CT 6617) - Alvin-Pearland, Texas
12808609 (Brazoria County CT 6624) - Danbury, Texas
12808610 (Brazoria County CT 662 - Sweeny, Texas
12808611 (Brazoria County CT 6627) - near Old Ocean, Texas
12808612 (Brazoria County CT 6620) - West Columbia, Texas
12808613 (Brazoria County CT 6626) - City of West Columbia, Texas
12808614 (Brazoria County CT 6629) - Old Brazoria, Texas
12808615 (Brazoria County CT 6625) - near Bailey Prairie, Texas
12808616 (Brazoria County CT 6623) - Taylor Subdivision, Angleton, Texas
12808617 (Brazoria County CT 6621) - near Angleton, Texas
12808618 (Brazoria County CT 6622) - Angleton, Texas
12808619 (Brazoria County CT 6619.01) - Bonney, Texas
12808620 (Brazoria County CT 6619.02) - Meridiana, Texas
12808621 (Brazoria County CT 661 - near Manvel, Texas
12808622 (Brazoria County CT 6615.01) - Manvel, Texas
12808623 (Brazoria County CT 6615.02) - near Martha's Vineyard, Texas
12808624 (Brazoria County CT 6616.02) - near Chocolate Bayou, Texas
12808625 (Brazoria County CT 6616.01) - Hillcrest, Texas
12808626 (Brazoria County CT 6613) - Alvin, Texas
12808627 (Brazoria County CT 6612) - Alvin, Texas
12808628 (Brazoria County CT 6614) - Alvin, Texas

The New York City landmarks were:
12808883 (The Battery) - already exists as 5108138
12808884 (Wall Street) - already exists as 5128632
12808886 (Fulton) - random location on Fulton St, New York
12808887 (World Trade Center) - already exists as 8015460 and 6619209
12808888 (Statue Of Liberty) - already exists as 5139572
12808889 (Seaport) - already exists as 5139008
12808890 (Rockefeller Park) - already exists as 5118947

The troll/spam entries were:
12808936 (Gyatt In Ohio)
12808933 (Edging And Gooning Settlement)
 
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