[Tagging] Non Proposed Features

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 15:57:30 BST 2010

in this system. do you recommend the creation of a wiki page for each
tag that is used and each tag that is thought of?

if so, thats great!

if not, thats unfortunate, as every tag is important to know its
purpose .... just because the expert mappers know most of the tags off
by heart, doesnt mean that a newbie does.

a simple wiki page with the basic tag template, should be encouraged.

re-directs, without clearly explaining why this redirect was done,
does not help the newbies.

explaining on the wiki page exactly why the tag is not approved, is
far better than not telling the newbie why ..... and causing them to
want to ask on the mailing list and irc (many times over).

there are many who disagree with the above. ..... alas, this is
openstreetmap :)  lol


On 8/16/10, Matthias Meißer <digi_c at arcor.de> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> as I noted in my diary, the forums,...
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/!i!/diary/11477
> I would like to improve the features page and other wiki pages around.
> Therefore I asked at the talk page
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features#Cleanup_Request
> I checked the current german map feature list and noticed a lot few
> features and key that are new but non proposed. I beg the authors to
> move them out of the list back to the proposed features.
> I create a template to label them
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features#Non_proposed_features
> Hope nobody is angry, of course everybody can tag as he like but IMHO
> the feature list needs some kind of soft moderation:
> 1. it is for the most people 'the reference' esp. newbies
> 2. the community should have the right to talk about new ideas
> 3. Proposals seem to be the only way to avoid conflicts and get good
> models that work fine worldwide.
> Of course the proposal process is far away from beeing perfect, looks a
> little bit like master control, makes it ardous to introduce new
> features. But on the other hand we get a good overview whats new, have
> time to think about ideas and involve the community in a creative way
> instead of showing something final.
> Especially complete new Keys like OFFICE=* or EMERGENCY=* should be
> discussed to show up where their items start and end and if there might
> be better solutions.
> So what do you think?
> regards
> Matthias
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