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

Shaun McDonald shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 15:03:48 BST 2007

On 12 Jun 2007, at 14:53, Robert T Wyatt wrote:

> 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.).

I like the sound of that idea. Would this be done at client or server  

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