[Tagging] Requirements for proposals and voting to be valid

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Wed May 11 12:38:10 BST 2011


On 11/05/2011 12:19, Ilya Zverev wrote:
>
> I've reverted his edits of the proposal page, but is he right? Is any
> proposal with incorrect subject line in tagging@ post (let along those
> which weren't mentioned here) automatically invalid?
>

If so most of map features would be "invalid" because many features 
there predate the tagging@ list.

The problem is that there are many different versions of "valid" in the 
OSM world:

"valid" in the wiki just means that people who read the wiki and can be 
bothered to vote thought that it was a good idea.
"valid" on the map means actually used lots of times
"valid" in the editors means that the editor authors thought that a 
particular combination was relevant to that editor's target mark
"valid" in the renderers means something different again, etc.

So it seems to me like a valid wiki vote.  As to what relevance it has 
elsewhere?  Not so sure.

Cheers,
Andy




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