[Imports] [Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:27:05 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>wrote:

> The idea of doing a mass edit has been discussed but we decided
> against it (at least for now).  We don't want to bloat the history of
> millions of objects to with an edit just to remove the tags.  Putting
> them on the discard list means they slowly get worked out of the DB
> opportunistically when other 'normal' edits happen anyway.

The problem with using the discard list is that the tags will only be
removed if a user otherwise touches them. The vast majority of the GNIS
tags are on objects that will probably never be touched during the course
of normal editing.
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