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

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Mar 26 22:33:54 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 1:14 AM, Dirk Stöcker <openstreetmap at dstoecker.de>

> On Tue, 24 Mar 2015, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>  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?
> Fine if you make a plugin of it. Nothing for the core.
> Ciao

How about instead something on the news page, automatically built, and
translated in JOSM's languages?

A plugin is straightforward enough to create, but the only people enabling
such a plugin would be the exact people already engaged in discussions of
tagging improvements.

It should be observed that JOSM does quite a bit to influence and control
tag behavior:
* Auto-complete tag names
* Validation rules
* Presets

But there's a step before a preset is accepted by the JOSM core developers,
and it's that process that could use some
visibility among the tens of thousands of mappers who don't follow the
mailing lists.


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