[Tagging] That stupid 'quarter' tag has been approved

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue May 29 12:40:47 BST 2012

2012/5/29 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
>> So? The wiki is the place for documenting how YOU map, not how other
>> people SHOULD map. The only thing you SHOULDN'T do in the wiki is
>> change the description of how other people map.


> C'mon. Clearly that's not true. The primary purpose of the wiki is to
> establish standards that everyone maps by. How can this really be in
> question?

The wiki is there to document established mapping practice and to
develop tagging definitions for stuff that is not yet describable (at
least not up to the detail that the mapper desires), so yes, it can
also be a means to establish standards, but as someone recently wrote
in another thread: it is not necessary that everybody maps feature X
with the same tag Y, but it is very important that everyone using tag
Y does this for the same feature X. This is the reason why
wikifiddling can be a real problem.


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