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).

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

On November 2022 the self-appointed @forums-governance team on reached out to the team to see whether they would be interested in becoming moderators on The moderators team voted and unanimously agreed. The following categories on are currently moderated by the team: "general", "general:tagging", and "foundation".

Announcements, mailing lists and

Note on moderators of other OSM Foundation hosted mailing lists and categories on

Please note that:

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

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 choose one of the following email addresses (which might change):

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.


Please note that emails to these addresses are not limited to the aforementioned moderators, but also read by the administrators of the respective mailing lists. According to the mailing lists page, the administrators of the two mailing lists are:
- talk admins: Mike Collinson, Mikel Maron and Andy Robinson.
- osmf-talk admins: Mike Collinson, Frederik Ramm and Simone Cortesi.

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.

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.

  • 2022-12-21
  • 2022-10-20
  • 2022-09-13
  • 2022-07-19
  • 2022-06-22