[Tagging] Substation proposal approved - and a suggestion for a post-vote change

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Nov 23 19:07:13 UTC 2013


Hi,

On 23.11.2013 11:33, bredy wrote:
> but why is not possible to change all the sub_station in substation if the
> old value is deprecated?

Tagging proposals do not have the power to "deprecate" existing tags,
and I have changed the wiki pages accordingly. Using the wording "this
tag has now been deprecated" always leads to someone trying to make a
mass change but we don't want that.

A successful proposal is only the first stage in the acceptance of a new
tag. Just because a new tag has been voted in by 20 people doesn't mean
that the edits of 2000 people can now be automatically changed. The new
tag will either "prove" itself by being used, or it won't. Automatically
removing the "deprecated" old version is cheating. Don't do it, at least
not without prior discussion and large acceptance in the community.

A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL IS NEVER A LICENSE FOR AN AUTOMATED CHANGE OF
EXISTING TAGS. NEVER. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THE PROPOSAL CONTAINS THE
WORD "DEPRECATED".

Bye
Frederik

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