[Tagging] Ultimate list of approved keys

Ralf Kleineisel ralf at kleineisel.de
Sun Jan 2 21:33:07 GMT 2011

On 01/02/2011 08:45 PM, Tobias Knerr wrote:

> You seem to believe that people make up their own ontologies in
> isolation. But that's observably not true. Mappers /voluntarily/ use
> established tags, as long as they know them and don't fundamentally
> disagree with them. For obvious reasons: They want their data to be
> useful, and this requires applications to understand said data.
> Application developers act in a similar way. They, too, will voluntarily
> try to stick to established conventions, for equally obvious reasons:
> They want to use the data produced by the mappers, so they need to speak
> the same "language".
> This process means that once popular applications actually use some set
> of tags, usage will - with few exceptions - gradually become less
> varied. And this effect will only become more pronounced with the
> current popularization of editor presets.

Very true.

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