[josm-dev] Changed presets, "contact"

Simon Legner simon.legner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 12:42:41 GMT 2011


On 15/12/11 11:44, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> When was this decided?

I've added the new contact scheme ("new" according to the Wiki) to the
JOSM presets. There has been an open bug [1] in Trac for several months
without any objections.

The reasons have been:
 - contact:* is being used quite frequently [2] (we have presets for far
less common tags)
 - contact:* is documented in the Wiki without any comments on
controversial discussion nor with a note of being "dead"

The JOSM presets are not made for discussing the reasonableness of tags.
Typically, requests of extending presets are fulfilled unless the tag is
irrelevant (according to statistics) or is very specific or the usage of
the tag is disputed (according to the Wiki).

One could clarify the presets by renaming the "old" contact preset to
"Contact (Common scheme)" or similar.

For further discussion, I suggest to use the ticket [1].


[1] http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/6461
[2] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=contact%3A#keys

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