For one thing it could be a little dangerous. Take this for instance - a seemingly innocent post (if a little uninteresting).
The fact is that 99.99% of the readers of this site are not in the least bit interested in the fact that you live at that address, so it will never get accepted onto the main map. On top of that, you need to be VERY worried about the 0.01% of people who would be interested in a stranger’s address. You need to ask yourself why would someone want to know that information? It might be that they are conducting a sociological study on where the users of a small-time google maps website live, in which case I would question their sanity anyway. However, don’t you think that it is more likely that they would have more ’sinister’ motives? Possibly not, but if only one visitor has these motives, it’s not worth the risk.
A quick search on Google for 1325 Esquimalt Road reveals that this is also known as Constance Court, and is a retirement home in Victoria, Canada. It also reveals a telephone number for the building, the names of several residents and the caretaker’s name. The person who added this gave what appeared to be a real name rather than a pseudonym (I won’t reveal what it is for obvious reasons), and cross referencing the two gives a little bit more information than I would be comfortable posting on the web for anyone to see.
By revealing this, I may have excacerbated the risk, but the point is that this person has posted this information without really considering it, and I thought that it was important to bring this to people’s attention to stop them from doing it in future. We get 3 or 4 ‘I live here’ entries added every day and it still amazes me that people would want to divulge that information to the world. It seems to be the standard way of users of this site testing the way new markers get entered. They are lucky that these entries get verified before being added to the site or I’d have to change my domain to mapofstalk.com!