[OSM-talk] Edit war on the wiki "map features"
vegard at engen.priv.no
Tue Nov 25 16:14:01 GMT 2008
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 04:49:36PM +0100, Pieren wrote:
> The feature "smoothness" has been enabled and disabled 12 times in the
> past 7 days from the wiki Map Features page:
> We should stop the game now. All the people who like the "Map
> Features" page should say something about this edit war even if they
> don't care about "smoothness". I really feel disappointed.
Agreed. It needs to stop, people need to discuss the issue here instead.
Is the feature used? Then, let it stand until discussed. Can the people
who enable it and revert it *please* speak up here instead?
As for the "the database is the fasit, you can use whatever tags you
like"-opinion, imho it's not so good either. We need to agree on as much
as we can, or else it's not a world map anymore, just bits and pieces of
separate map initiatives, all meddled together in the DB. (a bit
exaggerated, of course).
Someone needs to rethink the map features-process, imho, but so far I
have not much better proposals myself...
Reduntant tags and confusion gains noone in the end. Certainly
not the task of creading a free map of the world. This is why we need
Map_features-page. And without it, it would be pretty much impossible to
join the project at all, it would just be too hard to gain an
understanding on how to tag.
- Vegard Engen, member of the first RFC1149 implementation team.
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