We’ve got a huge backlog of new records in the database, so unfortunately, we’ve had to disable submissions (temporarilly). What this means is that nobody will be able to add anything for the foreseeable future.
Sorry that we’ve done this - we’ve kind of been forced into it due to high demand. A backlog of about 5,000 records has built up and it’s just too much to cope with. More than 100 new records are added every day. This would be OK if they were good, but at least 99% of these are just rubbish… It shouldn’t take too long to clear the backlog, and when it is cleared, we’ll let you know and reinstate submissions.
Due to the number of poor records that get added, all submissions are subject to verification. This is a lengthy process as we want to ensure the quality of records in the site is high, and that we don’t duplicate entries, so please bear with us, and again I’d like to plea to everyone who is adding things not to add anything that isn’t going to be of interest to others.
The backlog has been created by the increasing number of visitors are looking at mapofstrange.com, which in turn has resulted in an increasingly large number of new records being added. This is great. However, it does mean that we’re getting lots more people telling us where they live, and where Brazil or India or Spain is. Thanks very much for your help, it’s reassuring to know that elementary geography is still being taught in schools, and that the money and time invested by the Google corporation to produce Google maps and Google earth isn’t going to waste.
However, we really aren’t interested.
We couldn’t give a damn that you know the whereabouts of New York. And, again, you might be surprised that nobody wants to know where you live, but hey, we don’t! But if you’ve seen something interesting (a WWII bomber in Northern Italy), unusual (a car flying through the air), or stupid (a giant penis painted on the roof of a school), we really want to hear from you. Thanks to all those who have added something recently.
Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.