[Tagging] Requirements for proposals and voting to be valid

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Wed May 11 17:39:50 BST 2011

Ilya Zverev wrote:
> As some of you remember, there was a
> proposal for water=* tag. It was discussed, voted upon and approved by 16
> to 3 votes. But now there are some enraged wiki editors, one of whom erased
> the whole voting section and reverted status to "Proposed". And the
> reasons, which he stated in the discussion page, were those:
>> The procedure for a vote on Proposed_features#Voting requires a specific
>> Subject line in the e-mail sent to the tagging list.

He is basically right - it's important that everyone who might be
interested has a chance to learn of the proposal without following all

What you should do: Extend the voting period by two weeks (leaving the
existing votes intact, of course), send out a mail with the correct
subject, and wait what happens.

As you can already use the tags without an accepted proposal, that
additional two weeks period will not cause any harm, and can eliminate
any doubts about the validity of the proposal.

-- Tobias Knerr

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