[OSM-talk] Map features discussion & voting
hawke at hawkesnest.net
Mon Jun 11 18:08:12 BST 2007
Andy Robinson wrote:
> Tom Chance [mailto:tom at acrewoods.net] wrote:
>> Sent: 11 June 2007 11:00 AM
>> To: Andy Robinson
>> I'm really more concerned by the lack of discussion than any particular
>> voting mechanism. My suggestion of a minimum number of votes was really a
>> way to force a certain number of people to at least read and approve a
That's what I'm using "RFC: foo" mailings for.
> Putting this into perspective though, the masses out there have no interest
> in discussion, they only have interest in doing.
I think that's only partly correct. I think that "the masses" even when
they don't have interest in discussion per se, as they find something to
map will go "hmm, what should I tag this with" rather than simply
inventing something off the top of their head. The first place they'll
go will be the Map features page, and it's best that the entries on
there have had adequate discussion, even if it's only by 10 or so people.
> The fact that we have now
> nearly 900 active editors in any given month yet only a handful who wish to
> debate tags is an indicator of where we are headed. The masses will use a
> dropdown in JOSM or Potlatch etc, the majority probably won't be bothered
> about tagging something that's not in a dropdown or will want one central
> place to find tag suggestions.
And that one central place is currently the Map features wiki, so
requiring some degree of discussion before tags are put on there and
made something like official is only a good thing. I'm currently
interested in clearing out the backlog of proposed features, so that's
what I'm working on.
-Alex Mauer "hawke"
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