[Tagging] is tourism a good category for everything cultural?

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 08:12:22 BST 2010

2010/8/24 Ross Scanlon <info at 4x4falcon.com>:
>> I hope we are flexible enough to allow our tagging to evolve and
>> improve.
>> > especially not, if a lot of people actually disagree with that change.
>> Fair enough, but what if many people agree with the change?  What if
>> convincing arguments are given for, many people agree with them, and the
>> only major disagreement is “it goes against the status quo”?
> Or the only disagreement is that "it will break the renderers"?

Well, I will take a change to 'troll' again about it. This discussion
comes up again and again because we don't have:
a) clear tagging guidelines (*not* rules)
b) mechanism to replace tags

While I agree that tag by it's nature doesn't matter while renderers
and editors treat them right, however, there are lot of things which
can be cleaned up - for mappers sake. Because tagging is done by
people and less the confusion is, more tagging is correct. Yes, there
are some historical screwups. But do they really can't be fixed? It is
not like we are trying to rearrange whole amenity or shop space.

It doesn't mean that everything can and will be changed. But it does
allow room for fixing error so taggers don't get confused.

Said all that, I think more work is needed on cleaning up and fixing
map features wiki entries. There are lot of bugs and errors.


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