[Tagging] Childcare Tag

alyssa wright alyssapwright at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 17:13:09 UTC 2013

Yes, people keep saying that. But as a new editor, my inclination is to use
approved tags and not ones that are in the proposal stage. This is
consistent in what I've seen anecdotally with new members. This tag has yet
to go up for a vote. How can it go up for a vote? But then why even have a
voting process if you're saying extensibly saying it doesn't matter?

Not trying to provoke a fight, just honestly confused as to the point of
this process.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:

> There are no approved tags in OSM. You can use any tag you want, so if the
> childcare tags suit you, use them.
> I agree that discussion and documentation are very helpful, but a few
> negative votes (even thousands of negative votes) cannot stop the tag being
> used. There are no tag police, no approval committee and no one with any
> right to force tags to conform. If you use an unusual tag it will simply be
> ignored by renderers and other data consumers, but if it becomes popular
> they may well start to use it. Tag use has to start somewhere and that is
> not simply a vote from a handful of unrepresentative people in the wiki.
> Cheers, Chris
> User: chillly
> alyssa wright <alyssapwright at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Hi,
>> I'm new to this proposed tagging process etc, but I wanted to know what
>> happened with this childcare tag proposal?
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/childcare2.0
>> Thanks,
>> Alyssa.
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