[Tagging] Status of maxspeed:wet

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 12:31:46 GMT 2012

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Ronnie Soak
<chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Are you against changing things in general ... ?

Not if the intent is clearly to deprecate an existing tag. I'm against
liars writing in the wiki that they won't change any existing tags
until their proposal is accepted.
I agree that changing or deprecating existing tags is very hard in
OSM, especially when the new tag is not a real improvement or
reasoning behind. For instance, the "highway=gate" replaced by
"barrier=*" or the "highway=ford" replaced by "highway=*" + "ford=yes"
have been well accepted where "highway=bus_stop" by
"public_transport=platform" is not.
Trying to deprecate a tag is not "a minor issue".


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