[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] Map features discussion & voting

Robert T Wyatt robert.wyatt at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jun 12 14:53:25 BST 2007

Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 12 Jun 2007, at 00:42, Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
>> Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
>>> 2) A poll feature/survey in the wiki or other website. Similarly a mail
>>> is sent to the mailing lists and people click on one of two links in
>>> order to vote (and enter the OSM username).
>> Personally I'd like it integrated in the main rails site itself, and
>> connected to a system that rejects tags and values that don't match.
>> People would still be able to put tags in for testing, or for their own
>> purposes, but only with a prefix e.g. test: for a general free-for-all
>> testing / place to put things while you don't know what their called,
>> and people would be able to register their own prefixes for whatever
>> reason, and make they either free-for-alls or restricted.
> This goes against the whole idea of OSM and entering whatever tags you
> like. What you need is a way to flag these as possible errors like a
> spell check in a word processor. I would even be happy to go as far as
> to add an auto-correct functionality. This however probably would need
> to be done at the editor end.

It would, however, remain in the spirit of OSM to do a spell-check,
suggest alternatives, then ask if the user would like to add the tag
to the wiki/proposed_features page (and then add it indicating who
proposed it, etc.).

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