[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Instead of voting

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 10:11:20 BST 2009


2009/10/12 James Livingston <doctau at mac.com>:

> If there is a wiki page which describes a tag in a limited way, and I
> want to document how I've used it, what should I be doing?

IMHO you should either try to find out that your definition of the tag
is the one the majority of mappers supports (and uses), or you should
invent another tag.

> * edit the main page, which could annoy the people who created the page

+1, you shouldn't do this without discussing it first if you are
changing the actual meaning of a tag, or better: you should invent
another tag to describe what you want to express.

> * add a note to the discussion page, which someone searching the wiki
> for how to tag things won't read
+1

> * create a new page describing my version, which leads to conflicting
> information
no, this is IMHO counterproductive, as different pages with different
content/definition for the same tag will 100% lead to chaos. IMHO you
should generally invent a new tag if possible.

cheers,
Martin




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