[Tagging] Voting for Relation type=waterway

Werner Hoch werner.ho at gmx.de
Tue Feb 21 18:59:27 GMT 2012

Hi Chris,

Am Sonntag, den 19.02.2012, 15:53 +0000 schrieb Chris Hill:
> I do not agree with the whole basis of this thread.
> There are no such things as approved tags, tagging is open and people 
> are free to use *any* tags they like.
> There are no such things as deprecated tags, tagging is open and people 
> are free to use *any* tags they like.
> A vote by a few people is certainly not a justification to begin mass 
> edits or wide spread change of other people's carefully chosen work.
> Discuss: certainly, document: yes please, impose your will over 
> thousands over other mappers: no.

You can find the discussion in the wiki. Even users that used the
type=collection tag agreed to unify the tagging.

Two years ago I've contacted all users that have contributed waterway
relations and invited them to discuss.

> Advertise your ideas and encourage acceptance. Show how well it works 
> any why it is better but don't use a phoney voting process ignored by 
> the vast majority as a mandate for action.

I've advertised and talked and the stats shows, that many users use the
unified tagging scheme.

The final vote is just to finish the proposal and unify the last few
tags ...


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