[josm-dev] Possible patch to MessageNotifier : Offer mappers visibility into tag discussions

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Mar 25 06:19:11 UTC 2015


This is a partially baked JOSM patch:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1txareeowlnvc3/MessageNotifier.java?dl=0
The code is hacky and quickly done, but here's why I created it:

The discussion around design of new tags has created a lot of complaints,
but it also has a lot of value.  One of the problems is that the tagging
mailing list attracts a small set of tag enthusiasts.  By notifying JOSM
mappers of tag designs under consideration, my hope is to broaden the
viewpoints given.  JOSM mappers are often experienced, and can help make a
tagging proposal great.

Thus a notification window, checked at the same interval as messages:


‚Äč
One big problem is that it's coded to notify mappers of votes.  But the
vote stage is too late.  It would be better to get new voices involved
earlier.

Not every tag proposal of is interest to a given mapper.  But perhaps this
will help connect
the right mapper to the right tag design debate.

Your thoughts?
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