[Tagging] Call for German, French, Russian & Japanese updates for changed tag

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 00:08:03 GMT 2010

2010/11/22 Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com>:
> Am 22.11.2010 10:49, schrieb Tom Chance:
>> When that happens, the only logical course of action is to update the
>> wiki documentation showing the new tags and removing the deprecated
>> tags. It makes no sense to continue telling people about deprecated tags.

I agree with Ulf, Richard and others that deprecated tags (here I
don't agree as I think deprecated tags exist) should not be removed
from the wiki, but marked as such (and possibly referencing better
alternatives to use instead).

Of course (almost) nothing really disappears in the wiki, it just gets
more hidden but remains in the history, but this is almost the same if
you want to look for the meaning of a certain tag.

> Another thing already mentioned quite often: 20 out of 200000 mappers isn't
> a reasonable amount of people to force ideas over all others. It's an
> indication that it is probably a good idea - but not more. If the mappers
> think your proposal is a good idea they will use it. But that's up to the
> mappers.

there are not 200000 mappers, there is much less. There is (far) more
then 200000 accounts, but most of them never did a single edit. If the
mappers choose to ignore votings and tag discussions, this is their
own decision (more contribution in this field would certainly be
appreciated), but it is not dictatorship that leads to such a few
number of participants, it's disinterest.

> So I'll herefore ask you to change the page back to it's original state.
> Adding a noticeable remark / link to the "approved" proposal page is
> perfectly reasonable, simply replacing the existing content is definitely
> not.

IMHO it is also perfectly acceptable to mark deprecated tags as such.
Completely removing isn't - especially as long as they are in use in
the db.


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