[Tagging] Childcare Tag
alyssapwright at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 18:55:48 UTC 2013
Thanks. I'm beginning to get a better sense of how things operate.
Appreciate the patience. That said -- how does one move a proposed tag to a
vote? Like can I call one right now?
On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> On 09.07.2013 19:13, alyssa wright wrote:
>> 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.
> Most new editors (in the "human being" sense) tend to use the tags offered
> by their editors (in the "software" sense).
> Which tags are offered by the editors is entirely up to the editor coding
> teams, and different editors will differ in their presets. There is no
> automatism that promotes approved tags to editor presets, and there are
> many non-approved tags in editor presets.
> 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
> Personally, I'd say that a tag going through a successful vote process at
> least means that it's not just something that a lone madperson has come up
> with without talking to others; it's a somewhat-discussed idea, and
> therefore more likely to grab the attention of mappers and editor writers,
> and therefore more likely to become used.
> I wouldn't say the process is useless, It is suitable for shining a light
> on a perceived need and possible solutions. The process does not, however,
> have the weight that some people attribute to it; just because 20 people
> voted on a new convoluted rule how to code opening times, doesn't mean
> every editor writer will now eagerly implement a new preset for that - and
> just because a proposal was shot down, doesn't mean that the tag won't be
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