I saw a horrible abuse war using the description edit.(Statue in the Sendabori Pond)
I would like to inform you that during the judging process I encountered an editing battle and an abuse battle using the description field.
In Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, there is the Matsudo City Museum, and adjacent to it a park named "Forest and Square of the 21st Century".
The park is managed by Matsudo City.
There is a battle of editing and abusing explanations,about a sculpture built in the pond "Sendabori Pond" in the park.
Title of the Wayspot:21世紀の森と広場 水鳥の像
City:Sendabori 269,Matsudo City. Chiba Pref.
Wayfarer! captured screen:
The description is written in Japanese. I will then translate this text into English.
I will add numbers (1) to (6) to the description.
Statue in the Sendabori Pond
The statue of a heron is about 4m high. The water is shallow, but you can touch it, although it is not recommended due to poor water quality.
I can't attack the resonator, so please put it on land.
Anyone can see from the image that the object is on the edge of a pond.
In other words, whoever is applying for the edit "so please put it on land." is a total idiot and sick at heart.
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None of these apply.
I think it is clear that there is an editing battle and an abusive battle going on.
This park "Forest and Square of the 21st Century" has an official web site.
Official Website URL:
PDF of the guide map
Please see page 13 of the guide map.
You will find an explanation of the sculptures that are Wayspot.
"Sagi (Snowy heron) (See map C-2 7)
This was built at the time of opening of the Park.
It gives an accenet to the Sendabori Pond layout.
Created by:Shoichi Murakami
What follows is a Google Street View from the closest point to the Wayspot.
Google Street View URL:
You can see that Wayspot stands in the pond.
Now let's look at the target Wayspot from Google Map.
The subject Wayspot is an "interesting sculpture", but it is actually located in a pond.
Using Google Maps, we measured the distance from the shore to where we think the sculpture is.
It appears to be about 8 metres.
Immediately after the review, I opened IntelMap. What a surprise!
This Wayspot location was already onshore.
The Wayspot is supposed to be in the pond, but before you know it, it's on land.
IITC Screen capture:
let's take a look at the review screen again.
We, as judges, should be encouraged to choose the "most accurate position".
But it seems that some judges have moved the "sculpture in the pond" to land, as guided by the description (3).
As stated in the description (4), the behaviour of the other Wayfinder, who is abusing the Wayfinder who submitted the edit request, is also bad behaviour.
And most importantly, I disagree with (1) and (2), as it is doubtful that a Wayspot should be built in a place that is "not safely accessible by foot" (in a pond).
I also question the act of shifting the position of a real object in the pond to a land where there is actually nothing and continuing to use it as a Waysot, and the act of voting in favour of it.
Vicious editing battle.
And The actions of another Wayfinder who abuses the other Wayfinder,
The act of voting to move a waypoint to a "false position" that is not true.
All of these things seem to me to be bad behaviour.
I think the problem is made more difficult by the fact that the Wayspot is now ONLINE, in a place that is not safely accessible on foot (in a pond) to begin with.