Moderation team for talk and osmf-talk mailing lists

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Moderation team for

as per the Etiquette Guidelines, following the process for moderation.

Moderated spaces

About the and mailing lists

The persons listed on this page were approved by the OSMF board on 2022-05-23 to moderate the and the mailing lists, as per the Etiquette Guidelines, following the process for moderation. is the mailing list for all OpenStreetMap community members. is the mailing list for OpenStreetMap Foundation members. Prior to the approval of the moderators, the osmf-talk mailing list was moderated by the Membership Working Group (MWG).

The "general", "general:tagging", and "foundation" channels on

On November 2022 the self-appointed @forums-governance team on reached out to the team to see whether its members would be interested in becoming moderators on the Discourse forum at The moderators team voted and unanimously agreed. The following channels on are currently moderated by the team: "general", "general:tagging", and "foundation". By special request, the moderators have also been asked at times to adjudicate alleged violations of the Etiquette Guidelines in other channels, case by case.

The Etiquette Guidelines developed for the talk lists are applied to the community Discourse forum as well. Since the forum offers additional tools for moderation (e.g., temporary blocks of entire threads, hiding of offensive posts), moderation on the forum will differ somewhat from that exercised on the talk and osmf-talk lists.

Note on moderators of other OSM Foundation-hosted mailing lists and channels on

Please note that:

  • The channel on help-and-support:tagging is different from the general:tagging channel and has different moderators.
  • Other mailing lists hosted by the OpenStreetMap Foundation and other channels on (also hosted by the OSM Foundation) have different moderators.

This page also hosts links to pages describing global bans imposed by other moderators under the global ban policy.

Contact us

Talk and osmf-talk mailing lists

If you want to report a moderation issue related to either the or the mailing list, please email

Email information

  1. Please use the email subject format: Moderation - [Brief description of issue]
  2. Please link to the email message(s) related to the issue on the mailing list archives. The archives of the two mailing lists are osmf-talk mailing list archive and talk mailing list archive , and you can find the emails there.

Categories "general", "general:tagging", and "foundation" on

If you want to report a moderation issue related to the categories above, please use the "report" button on the message with the issue. Alternately, you may message @mods-general using the forum's internal messaging system.

On time of response

Please also note that moderators are volunteers and live in different time zones, so some time might be needed before you receive a response.

Rules applied and process for moderation




Minutes are provided by the team to the OSMF board.

  • 2023-08-15
  • 2023-05-23
  • 2023-04-28
  • 2023-03-29
  • 2023-01-23
  • 2022-12-21
  • 2022-10-20
  • 2022-09-13
  • 2022-07-19
  • 2022-06-22

Global Bans

Moderation Team Votes

Year 2

Year 1