[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting Open - toilets, toilets:disposal, pitlatrine

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Wed Jul 31 20:06:20 UTC 2013


Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> Open for voting is
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:amenity%3Dtoilets
> Which includes toilets:position and toilets:disposal, to allow tagging 
> of squat facilities
> and pitlatrines.

Are you "voting" by amending people's tagging without survey?

I'm looking at for example:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/17132417
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/17055256

(which of course may not be you at all; just someone with a similar name 
- my apologies if that's the case)

It could of course be that you've undertaken a significant amount of 
worldwide travel to survey the data affected by those changesets, including:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1374687606/history

in which case I'll also apologise - but if not any such worldwide edits 
are covered by

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edit_Policy

and should really have been discussed beforehand, and people who are 
e.g. voting on wiki proposals (or even just deciding what tag to use) 
need to know that what they're seeing in taginfo is the result of 
editing without survey, but with an assumption of what the original 
editor might have meant when they used a particular tag.

For example, Edmund Blackadder's "latest in front wall fresh air 
orifices combined with a wide capacity gutter installation below" was 
certainly flushing=no, but wouldn't (by the passers-by underneath at 
least) have been considered a "pitlatrine".

Cheers,

Andy







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