[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 11:06:13 BST 2009

2009/10/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> 1. mapfeatures

Only covers a very limited subset of tags.

> 2. wiki-search

Due to the wiki being used for everything this is very ineffective at
times, do a search for lawyer...

> 3. (OSM-Doc / tagwatch)

Only gives a single key pair, doesn't highlight combinations or
context tags are used with each other.

> 0./4. mailing-list  / forum

This has shown to be very ineffective with contensious tags or it ends
up with personal attacks because some think there is a predefined
limit of posts people can make...

> 5. own tag (preferably plus documentation)

While you may be able to document something, it's difficult for people
to find it after wards, which is the whole point I presented from my
original email, including why the wiki/tag watch don't scale.

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