[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>
wrote:

> 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?


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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.

Thoughts?


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